science about how to keep your brain sharp while getting older

B3 has different forms, where nicotinamide riboside (NR) is the most important one in case of Parkinson’s. It serves as a raw material for the essential metabolic factor NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide), which is vital to various cellular processes, including energy metabolism, DNA damage repair, control of gene expression and stress resistance of our brain […]

According to a recent study, only 4 weeks eating highly processed food (such as snacks, frozen ready-to-go dishes as pasta and pizza, and variety of meat sausages) causes a strong inflammation in the brain of older rats, leading to memory loss. Interestingly, neuroinflammation and memory problems were not seen in young adult rats that ate […]

A recent study investigated this question in detail. The researchers examined the insurance claims of 379.352 women aged 45+ who were in menopause and found that women on hormone therapy were up to 58% less likely to develop any kind of neurodegenerative disease (f.e. Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, MS and ALS). The degree of the decreased […]

The retina seems to be one of the most promising indicators for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. The changes in retina can be measured in different ways. The researchers of a recent small study proposed to measure the roughness of the retina to diagnose Alzheimer’s in its early stages of development. Why? Because in people […]

Nature provides us with a wide variation of beautiful medicinal plants that are used in different cultures for health support and disease treatment. Whether the plants could also be used to treat the uncurable Alzheimer’s disease remains poor investigated.

Light therapy, an exposure to both controlled natural daylight and artificial light of specific wavelengths, is already successfully used to treat mental and sleep disorders. It also seems to be a new a safe and cost-effective alternative for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, seasonal depression and cognitive disorders.

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