Monthly Archives: November 2011

Manage Your Blood Sugar to Reduce Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Risks


Two serious healthcare trends – the soaring rates of 1) Type 2 diabetes and 2) dementia – have biological factors in common, which scientists are beginning to believe is more than coincidental. An estimated 10% of dementia cases may be attributable to diabetes and, according to researchers knowledgeable on the relationship between the diseases, treating [...]

Manage Your Blood Sugar to Reduce Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Risks2016-10-22T09:08:18+00:00

Which Side of Your Brain is Dominant?


We have only one brain, but it is split into two parts – the right and the left hemisphere. It has been found that the side of your brain that is the most dominant influences how you process information. The left side of your brain controls the right side of your body, and the right [...]

Which Side of Your Brain is Dominant?2016-10-22T09:07:59+00:00

Aging With Dignity – And Without Dementia


There is such a thing as aging with dignity, and the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) in Mankato, Minnesota are living examples. The average age of the nuns is 85, and there are quite a few older than that and going strong. What’s even more exceptional than their age is the fact that there [...]

Aging With Dignity – And Without Dementia2016-10-22T09:07:38+00:00

Waiter, Water Please!


I’m sure you learned in school that more than half of your body is made up of water (newborns are ¾ fluids and ¼ solid body). It is important in plasma, and in and outside our cells. Our skin and body tissues, including our cartilage, are guzzlers, and every part of our body requires quenching. [...]

Waiter, Water Please!2016-10-22T09:07:38+00:00

Life Increasing Gene Found To Boost Brain Power As Well


Researchers at MIT in Boston have published findings in the journal Nature stating they have uncovered a gene that could play an important role in increasing your memory and boosting your brainpower. It is the same gene that is said to increase life span. According to the research team, this could provide leads for the [...]

Life Increasing Gene Found To Boost Brain Power As Well2016-10-22T09:07:51+00:00

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Need to Take Time For Themselves


As the average age continues to grow so does the possibility that more of us will be taking care of a loved one as they age or get ill. Caregiving is an act of love and kindness. It does, however, come with a heavy price tag, and without adequate support can turn from an act [...]

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Need to Take Time For Themselves2016-10-22T09:07:39+00:00

Potassium Protects Your Brain Cells


One of the three most important minerals you can have in your body is potassium. It is important for the proper functioning of nearly every cell in your body, and without it we won’t be able to function, and will die. It is important, therefore, that we make sure to have enough potassium in our [...]

Potassium Protects Your Brain Cells2016-10-22T09:07:42+00:00

Some Over-the-Counter Drugs Could Cause Brain Damage


Over-the-counter drugs are considered safe because they don’t require a prescription. That view has been challenged by some research. Some common brands of drugs taken by adults have been shown to negatively affect brain function. Anticholinergics affect the brain by blocking acetylcholine, a nervous system neurotransmitter. Those suffering from Alzheimer's disease typically have a marked [...]

Some Over-the-Counter Drugs Could Cause Brain Damage2016-10-22T09:07:47+00:00

Older and Wiser Is No Myth


The older we get the more experience we gain, and that can only help in making better decisions that those who have not lived long enough to gain experience. With age comes experience – it’s a simple fact, and now there is research to back it up.  No matter how many previous studies are presented [...]

Older and Wiser Is No Myth2016-10-22T09:07:51+00:00

Did Einstein Have Asperger’s?


For years after his death scientists have speculated that Albert Einstein (as well as Isaac Newton) suffered from Asperger’s Syndrome, a mild form of autism. Since he is not longer alive to test him science will have to wait until more physical features of the brain connected to autism can be established before they can [...]

Did Einstein Have Asperger’s?2016-10-22T09:07:51+00:00