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.
We hear a lot about the different ratio’s of carbs and fat in our diet to achieve the desired results, but we don’t pay that much attention to our protein and its quality. And we should as it has tremendious impact on our brain health, especially while getting older.
According to a recent small study, too much or too little sleep are both linked to an increased risk of cognitive decline.
According to a recent study, people with high blood pressure have older and less healthy brain, increasing the risk of dementia, stroke and heart disease. Even an elevated blood pressure that falls within the normal range seems to accelerate brain aging.
The accumulation of amyloid-beta (Aβ) and tau protein in the brain are the main two features of Alzheimer’s disease. But why do they start to accumulate and to harm our brain are still the questions to answer.
Everyone wants to live a happy and healthy life. While the right attitude can make you happier, lifestyle changes, if made correctly, can secure healthy old years. There are so many aspects of life that you can change. The question is, will only one aspect, such as moderate exercise or a healthy diet, be enough […]
According to a recent study, older people with vision loss in both near and far vision are 1.7 times more likely to suffer from mild cognitive impairment, which can be a precursor to dementia. But what about those, who have either only impaired near vision or only impaired far vision? The study investigated these cases […]
According to a recent UK study, green leafy vegetables and a lower red meat intake as a part of a Mediterranean diet, have the most positive influence on memory and thinking skills for those, who are in their late 70s. The study also confirmed that processed food in a diet lead to poorer brain function.
Is honey healthy? It depends. On one hand, it is high in antioxidants, such as phenolic acids and flavonoids, which help your brain to reduce oxidative stress and restore its antioxidant defense system. These antioxidant effects are especially important for an aging brain. Few studies have shown that honey can improve memory and learning in […]
Until recently, people were careful with the use of folic acid in daily life (pregnancy period does not count!). This is due to scientific claims that, especially in people over 50, a high level of folic acid in the blood in combination with a low level of vitamin B12 leads to faster cognitive decline in […]