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More Good News About Cranberries

Brain booster If you want to stay brilliant, be sure to snack on sweetened dried cranberries. Their antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds may protect the brain from age-related memory and coordination loss, according to Tufts University research.

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More Good News About Cranberries

Brain booster
If you want to stay brilliant, be sure to snack on sweetened dried cranberries. Their antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds may protect the brain from age-related memory and coordination loss, according to Tufts University research.

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Healthy Nuts

Brain Health Thanks to the healthy dose of vitamin E that nuts can deliver, they are considered a brain food — helping to prevent cognitive decline that happens with age. Peanuts (even though they are legumes, we commonly group them with nuts), in particular, may be a good choice because they are high in the B-vitamin folate, which improves neural health, reducing risk of cognitive decline.

- HuffPost Healthy Living

Healthy Nuts

Brain Health
Thanks to the healthy dose of vitamin E that nuts can deliver, they are considered a brain food — helping to prevent cognitive decline that happens with age. Peanuts (even though they are legumes, we commonly group them with nuts), in particular, may be a good choice because they are high in the B-vitamin folate, which improves neural health, reducing risk of cognitive decline.

- HuffPost Healthy Living

Eat Smart for a Healthier Brain

Nuts and seeds. Nuts and seeds are good sources of vitamin E, says Pratt, explaining that higher levels of vitamin E correspond with less cognitive decline as you get older.

- WebMD

Eat Smart for a Healthier Brain

Nuts and seeds. Nuts and seeds are good sources of vitamin E, says Pratt, explaining that higher levels of vitamin E correspond with less cognitive decline as you get older.

- WebMD

Chemicals in ‘Western’ Diet Show Alzheimer’s-Like Effects in Mice

But what about people? To get an idea, Vlassara’s team followed 93 adults aged 60 and older who gave blood samples and completed a standard questionnaire doctors use to screen for dementia. The investigators found that people with higher blood levels of a particular age tended to show a bigger dip in mental acuity over nine months.

- Yahoo! Health

Chemicals in ‘Western’ Diet Show Alzheimer’s-Like Effects in Mice

But what about people? To get an idea, Vlassara’s team followed 93 adults aged 60 and older who gave blood samples and completed a standard questionnaire doctors use to screen for dementia. The investigators found that people with higher blood levels of a particular age tended to show a bigger dip in mental acuity over nine months.

- Yahoo! Health

Three Times Mom Was Right

An apple a day… 
Studies have shown that the polyphenols in apples may protect brain from neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s by helping to prevent oxidative damage.

- Yahoo! Shine

Three Times Mom Was Right

An apple a day…

Studies have shown that the polyphenols in apples may protect brain from neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s by helping to prevent oxidative damage.

- Yahoo! Shine

Keys to preventing Alzheimer’s disease

Keeping mentally active:Crossword puzzles aren’t enough to challenge your brain, Pascual-Leone said, if you’re already a regular puzzle doer. Instead, pick up new skills like learning to dance or paint or do math problems — something that’s challenging and a little outside your comfort zone, he said.

- USA Today

Keys to preventing Alzheimer’s disease

Keeping mentally active:

Crossword puzzles aren’t enough to challenge your brain, Pascual-Leone said, if you’re already a regular puzzle doer. Instead, pick up new skills like learning to dance or paint or do math problems — something that’s challenging and a little outside your comfort zone, he said.

- USA Today

7 Foods That Reduce Your Alzheimer’s Risk

1. Walnuts (and almonds, pecans, hazelnuts) Walnuts might be small in size, but they pack a big nutritional punch. They are filled with Omega-3 fatty acids, the good kind of fat your brain needs. A study from the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities found that mice given a diet including walnuts showed improvement in memory and motor coordination. Walnuts also contain vitamin E and flavonoids, which can help protect the brain.

- HuffPost

7 Foods That Reduce Your Alzheimer’s Risk

1. Walnuts (and almonds, pecans, hazelnuts)

Walnuts might be small in size, but they pack a big nutritional punch. They are filled with Omega-3 fatty acids, the good kind of fat your brain needs. A study from the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities found that mice given a diet including walnuts showed improvement in memory and motor coordination. Walnuts also contain vitamin E and flavonoids, which can help protect the brain.

- HuffPost

Ski Helmet Use Isn’t Reducing Brain Injuries

Experts ascribe that seemingly implausible correlation to the inability of helmets to prevent serious head injuries like Schumacher’s and to the fact that more skiers and snowboarders are engaging in risky behaviors: skiing faster, jumping higher and going out of bounds.

- The New York Times

Ski Helmet Use Isn’t Reducing Brain Injuries

Experts ascribe that seemingly implausible correlation to the inability of helmets to prevent serious head injuries like Schumacher’s and to the fact that more skiers and snowboarders are engaging in risky behaviors: skiing faster, jumping higher and going out of bounds.

- The New York Times

A Good Night’s Sleep May Protect Against Dementia

In one study, researchers at the University of Rochester, in New York state, found that the brain sweeps away waste and toxins during sleep. In the other, researchers at  Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, found that poor-quality sleep is linked to the buildup of toxins that seem to contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.

- AARP Blog

A Good Night’s Sleep May Protect Against Dementia

In one study, researchers at the University of Rochester, in New York state, found that the brain sweeps away waste and toxins during sleep. In the other, researchers at  Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, found that poor-quality sleep is linked to the buildup of toxins that seem to contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.

- AARP Blog

Dealing With Dementia During the Holidays and Keeping Life Merry

Now an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, Struble says that when caring for relatives with dementia: “You have to be prepared during the holidays to make adjustments to your plan.”

- Yahoo! News

Dealing With Dementia During the Holidays and Keeping Life Merry

Now an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, Struble says that when caring for relatives with dementia: “You have to be prepared during the holidays to make adjustments to your plan.”

- Yahoo! News