Prevention

Coaching and Education Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk Factors and Improve Cognition, According to Early Results from NIA-Funded Study

Guided intervention with a health coach may be more effective for lowering risk factors; adherence is key (PRESS RELEASE) A new study by Neurotrack, the leader in science-backed cognitive health solutions, and the University of Arkansas, finds that after only four months of intervention, health education and cognitive health coaching can lower risks and improve cognition […]

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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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Uncategorized

On Bruce Willis, Word Finding, and Dementia Worries

In recent weeks, the family of actor Bruce Willis (Die Hard, Pulp Fiction, The Sixth Sense) announced that he would be stepping away from his acting career due to an ongoing struggle with aphasia. We spoke with Neurotrack clinical researcher and speech-language pathologist Jennifer Myers, PhD, MS, CCC-SLP, about this condition, its connection to dementia, […]

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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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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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