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.
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!
There is a growing evidence that the gut microbes play a vital role in our aging process. A recent study on mice has shown that the gut microbes can even reverse brain aging by transplanting them from young representatives into the old ones. After the transplantation the researchers observed an improved learning ability and cognitive […]
According to a recent Australian study, higher body fat leads to increased shrinkage of the brain’s gray matter and a greater risk of cognitive decline.
According to a recent study, older adults with mild cognitive impairment or dementia could benefit from active music-making. The study analyzed all relevant studies on the effect of music on the mental health of people with mild cognitive impairment or dementia. The mental health was determined by 5 aspects: quality of life, depression, anxiety, mood […]
Anticholinergic drugs block the function of neurotransmitter acetylcholine (responsible a.o. for brain signaling) and are prescribed to treat a variety of conditions, from asthma and motion sickness to allergies, gastrointestinal disorders and schizophrenia. However, in the long term these drugs turned to worsen your brain health. To give an example, taking just one strong anticholinergic […]
Exercise has many health benefits for people of all ages. Regular exercises lower your blood pressure and your cholesterol levels, improve your mood and sleep quality, make your muscles and joints stronger, give you more energy … you name it. However, according to a recent large study, exercise will not help if you are a […]
Exercise is not only good for your muscles and your heart (which is a muscle as well), but also for your brain. A recent small study showed for the first time in a randomized trial that exercise can increase blood flow to the brain. In this study the older adults @ 55+ with mild memory […]
Many people drink a glass of white wine if they have fish for dinner. But did you know that red wine is a perfect companion for fatty fish? This combination will not only make your evening enjoyable, but is also healthy.