Prevention

Protect Your Brain with a Poke in the Arm

Just when you might be feeling a little sick of shots, there’s new research to encourage you to get your immunizations up to date. There may be a cognitive health benefit from recommended vaccines, including the flu shot, the COVID-19 booster, and for those 50-plus, the shingles vaccine. Don’t forget your flu shot Flu season […]

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featured, Prevention

Cognitive Resilience (and How to Build It!)

Like the common cold, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. But, just as you can protect yourself from catching a cold by building up your immunity, you can also protect yourself against dementia, or delay its onset, by building up cognitive resilience. Researchers say that building cognitive resilience can help […]

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featured, Prevention

Brain Health Secrets from the Blue Zones

Like many Americans, you’re probably worried about your cognitive health. And, there’s a valid reason to worry. While more than 6 million people in the US have Alzheimer’s today, that number is expected to soar to 13 million by 2050. But, there is good news despite this grim data. Research shows almost half of all […]

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featured, Prevention

Lifestyle Is Key to Preventing Memory Loss

One of the biggest misconceptions people have about aging is that there’s nothing anyone can do to prevent memory loss. In fact, in recent years researchers around the globe have discovered just the opposite! It turns out that simple lifestyle changes can have a big impact on brain health and cognitive longevity. The groundbreaking FINGER […]

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From the CEO, Prevention, Uncategorized

Introducing Our Brain Health Library

World Alzheimer’s Day has a special urgency this year.  For many people affected by the isolation and disruptions of COVID-19, the impact of changes in sleep, diet, exercise, social contact and mental engagement on their cognitive state is both surprising and concerning. The “brain fog” that so many people have described has also been a […]

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Prevention

Mom Was Right, Eat Your Veggies

What we now know about the link between poor diet and cognitive decline should set off alarm bells in all of us. Each of us makes choices every day about what to put in our mouths, and those choices—though we assume ourselves to have free will—are often subconsciously affected by what we see on TV, in our own homes, and even in the aisles of grocery stores.

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Diagnosis, Innovation, Memory, Prevention

When One Door Closes

What the Failure of Biogen’s Aducanumab Tells Us About Alzheimer’s — Risk Reduction is Still Our Best Weapon Today I serve as Neurotrack’s Head Writer. But three years ago, in a different professional incarnation, I had the privilege of sitting in a packed conference room with a bright, articulate representative from the pharmaceutical company Biogen […]

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