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Playing Cards, Board Games Prevents Cognitive Decline

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Anti-Aging, Cognitive Health, Dementia, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

Computer brain-training games have soared in popularity in recent years as seniors look for ways to stay mentally sharp and prevent Alzheimer’s.

Lumosity, FitBrains, Elevate, and CogniFit are among the most popular of the cutting-edge digital mind exercisers.[1] 

But what about “old school” games such as cards, bingo, Scrabble, and chess?

Do they have the same brain health benefits as computer games? 

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh in the U.K.

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The Secret of the ‘Island Where People Forget to Die’

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Anti-Aging, Cognitive Health, Dementia, Featured Article, Longevity by Garry Messick0 Comments

On the Greek island of Ikaria, a bigger percentage of the residents live past 90 than anywhere else in the world.

Many live well past 100.

That’s why it’s known as the “Island where people forget to die.” 

The old folks on Ikaria aren’t frail and feeble. If you visit the island, you’ll see centenarians riding bikes, hiking, and bragging about their love lives.

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One Supplement May Hold the Key to Preventing Alzheimer’s

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Dementia, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Nootropics and Brain Support by Garry Messick0 Comments

Mainstream medicine has no answers for Alzheimer’s.

Five different prescription drugs have been approved to treat the disease. But they are virtually useless. They don’t do anything to stop—or even slow down—the disease. At best, all they do is temporarily make the symptoms less severe.[1]

And prevention? 

Conventional doctors don’t have the first clue, short of telling you to avoid getting concussions.

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Do This for 2 Minutes to Slash Your Alzheimer’s Risk

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Dementia, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise by Garry Messick0 Comments

It has long been known that exercise is one of the best ways to prevent age-related dementia.

A new study shows you don’t need a major time investment to keep your brain sharp as you age. Just two minutes a week can do it…if you choose the right kind of exercise. 

The research was done at Scotland’s Abertay University. Investigators enlisted 17 inactive people between the ages of 60 and 75.

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Here’s What Happens When You Read Every Day

In All Health Watch, Dementia, Featured Article, General Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

People read for all kinds of reasons.

We pick up a newspaper because we want to stay informed. We look at a magazine to be entertained. Or we read a book to get knowledge and insights we can’t get anywhere else. 

But studies show that reading has other benefits that are less obvious but just as profound: 

  • Sharper mind. Regular reading increases your vocabulary.
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Meditation Restores Mental Sharpness

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Dementia, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

There’s strong clinical evidence that meditation can effectively treat anxiety, depression, insomnia, and even drug addiction.[1]

Now, a new study shows that it can help people restore memory loss caused by aging.

The research was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Scientists looked at subjects between 55 and 90 with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). It’s often the first step toward Alzheimer’s.

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