Brain News You Can Use | Summer 2019

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

After Losing Father to Alzheimer’s Man Learns About Own Risk Through a Study | or years, Pete Mitchell of Marietta, Georgia, has wondered if he would one day develop Alzheimer’s disease like his father. He lost his dad to complications of the disease back in 1999.. (Source: Fox 5 Atlanta| Beth Galvin).

Commonly Prescribed Drugs Are Tied To Nearly 50% Higher Dementia Risk In Older Adults, Study Says | Scientists have long found a possible link between anticholinergic drugs and an increased risk of dementia. (Source: CNN| Jacqueline Howard).

Everyday Improvements You Can Make Right Now to Boost Your Brain Health and Extend Your ‘Mindspan’ | Max’s mother had always been a high-performer — as a mom to her three young boys and as a business entrepreneur. (Source: Parade | Paula Spencer Scott).

Having A Paying Job May help Fend Off Alzheimer’s Disease In Women | A new study has shed light on a possible risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease in women: not having a job. (Source: Medical Express | Jorie Goins).

The Wild West of Anti-Aging Medicine | In a remote fishing lodge in Soldotna, Alaska—a town of just over 4000 people along 2 million pristine acres of protected wilderness—Dr Robert Ledda leads a specialized medical practice designed to help his patients manage or even optimize aging. (Source: Medscape | Jeanette Beebe).

Your Lifestyle Can Lower Your Dementia Risk, Even If You Have High Genetic Risk, Study Says | A good diet and ample exercise don’t just help your waistline. Healthy lifestyle factors may also help lower your risk of dementia, even if you have a higher genetic risk, according to a study published Sunday in the medical journal JAMA. (Source: CNN | Jen Christensen).

For more brain health information, see our Summer Newsletter.