Brain News You Can Use | June 2019

Brain News You Can Use – Our Top Picks That Caught Our Eye this Month:

15 Things to Start Doing at 50 That’ll Save Your Brain at 80 |It’s never too early—or too late—to safeguard your mind against age-related decline. Here’s what you can start doing today. (Source: Readers Digest | Holly Pevzner).

FDA Adds Boxed Warning to Insomnia Drugs | The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is adding a boxed warning to certain prescription insomnia medication following reports of injury and death resulting from sleepwalking, sleep driving, and engaging in other activities while not fully awake after taking these medicines. (Source: Medscape | Megan Brooks).

How to Achieve Optimal Brain Health | Max’s mother had always been a high-performer — as a mom to her three young boys and as a business entrepreneur. (Source: Thrive Global | Andrew Merle).

Mediterranean Diet Linked To Better Brain Function For Those With Diabetes | Following a Mediterranean diet, which includes eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, beans, and good fats, may improve brain function, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston. (Source: DLife | Life Editors).

Regular Crosswords and Number Puzzles Linked to Sharper Brain in Later Life | Older adults who regularly take part in word and number puzzles have sharper brains, according to the largest online study to date. (Source: EurekAlert/University of Exeter | Louise Vennells).

Supplements for Brain Health Found to Have No Benefits | There is little to no evidence supporting their use. What works? Living a brain healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise, a balanced diet and social engagement. (Source: NY Times | N.A.).

For more brain health information, see our June Newsletter.