Tag Archives: Brain

Double the number of women suffer from dementia — so why are even the lab rats in brain studies male?

Depression, stroke and dementia are twice as common in women as in men. Among Alzheimer’s patients, 70 per cent are female. But according to Lynn Posluns, the driving force behind the first “Women’s Brain Health Day,” launched this week, most research on these disorders focus on only one gender — right down to the mice… Read More »

Memory Training Increases Brain Activity in Hippocampus

Research shows that people with difficulty in remembering things can be helped with a memory training strategy. The hippocampus, an area of the brain critical for the formation of memories, can even be re-engaged with memory training. Researchers investigated memory training strategies for individuals having mild cognitive impairment. The methods made use of in this… Read More »

Exercise Protects Brain In Those At High Risk Of Alzheimer’s

According to research, exercise helps bring about brain changes which can protect against cognitive decline in individuals at high risk, which includes Alzheimer’s disease. The study indicates that the benefits of exercise to brain function could be even greater for individuals at genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease compared to those without the genetic risk.[1] Individuals… Read More »