Those who are interested in psychology, know the “Big Five” personality traits: agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, openness and extraversion. Researchers of a recent study were curious whether 3 of these personality traits (conscientiousness, neuroticism and extraversion) somehow are related to our brain functioning later in life.

Inflammation is one of the major contributors to our health problems and to accelerated aging. The good news is that we can do something about it, namely a.o. add some extra fiber to our diet. The question is whether the fiber source matters in this situation?

According to a recent study, vitamin K might help reduce and even prevent age-related cognitive decline, leading to various forms of dementia.

A recent study found that an oxidation-antioxidant imbalance in the blood is an early indicator of Alzheimer’s. The study showed that oxidative markers, known to be involved in Alzheimer’s disease, are increased up to 5 years before the onset of the disease in people with the APOE4 gene.

We know that cocoa, the pure form of chocolade, is an excellent superfood as it is packed with flavanols (antioxidants) that protect our cells from damage. So the logical question is, can cocoa help us with healthy aging by reducing inflammation, one of the main causes of age-related diseases?

A recent study seems to find a way to stop the forming of new toxic plaques in the brain. The researchers used hyperbaric oxygen therapy first on a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease and then on people with Alzheimer’s to see whether the therapy can halt or slow the disease progression.

We know that accumulation of amyloid-beta proteins in the brain is one of the main features of Alzheimer’s. But did you know that the same proteins are also present in other (periphereral) organs and that there is a possibility that these proteins are interrelated with each other?

Good news from science! According to a recent large study, 2 key brain abilities, which allow us to attend to new information and to focus on what’s important in a given situation, actually improve during aging.

We know that aerobic exercise, like walking, swimming, running, or biking, are good for our brain. It improves our mood, gives us energy and …boosts our memory! According to a recent small study, white matter of our brain, which is responsible for communication between neurons, can also benefit from aerobic exercise, improving memory recall in […]

From previous studies we already know that high blood pressure in our mid-life is a strong predictor of dementia in later life. According to a recent report from the long-term ASPREE study, short and long-term fluctuations in blood pressure, in other words, blood pressure variability (BPV), in older adults, particularly in men, can also indicate […]