1 glas of alhocol drink/day for women and 2 glasses for men is considered to be safe for our health and our brain. More than that can lead to changes in brain structure and brain size, resulting in brain health issues. Moreover, several studies argued that light drinking could benefit the brain in older adults. […]

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?

We have different lifestyle advices to slow down our brain aging and minimize chances of getting a brain disease. A recent study added another important tool to our ‘brain anti-aging’ collection: find a good listener who can support you!

Are you a coffee lover and can’t live without coffee even a day? Nothing is wrong with that …unless you drink more than 6 cups a day. A recent large study found that those who drank more than 6 cups of coffee a day, had a decreased brain volume and increased their risk of having […]

A recent study investigated the brain aging process of the Tsimane people (the Bolivian Amazon) and found that the difference in brain volumes between middle age and old age is 70% (!) smaller than in Western populations! In other words, the shrinkage of their brain was much slower than in our modern society. And as […]

How can you maintain your brain health while getting older? You know already the answer: through lifestyle. A healthy diet, limited alcohol intake, moderate exercise, no smoking, good quality sleep, and stress-reducing practices will keep your body in balance, reducing risk factors for brain disorders, including Alzheimer.

According to a new study, eating a Mediterranean diet may protect your brain from abnormal protein (amyloid and tau) build up and shrinkage that can lead to Alzheimer’s disease.

Actually, no. A recent large-scale longitudinal study showed that all people’s brains shrink eventually, and the rate of this shrinkage didn’t depend on how many years you spent in school, college or university.

Exercise makes us happy and is important to maintain mental health. According to a recent small German study, even non-exercise activities, like climbing stairs, walking or any other everyday physical activity, significantly enhance alertness and give more energy, especially in people with mood disorders, like depression. Alertness and energy were seen in this study as […]