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Cognitive Fitness

Learn more about the Cognitive Fitness and Health Roadmap by the CDC and Alzheimer’s Association.

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Specific Statin Significantly Reduces Alzheimer’s And Parkinson’s

Specific Statin Significantly Reduces Alzheimer’s And Parkinson’s

Science Daily — “Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that the statin, simvastatin, reduces the incidence of Alzheimer’s…”

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Videogames for brain health?

Can you beef up your brain with video games?
MSNBC -Jul 20, 2007
“In 2005, Nintendo struck gaming gold when it created “Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day” for the handheld Nintendo DS game machine. …”

See more at Nintendo BrainAge, Happy Neuron, Lumosity, MyBrainTrainer…

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Great Expectations: Why The Placebo Effect Varies From Person To Person

Great Expectations: Why The Placebo Effect Varies From Person To Person
“Science Daily (press release) -A new study from the University of Michigan Health System may help explain why. Using two different types of brain scans, UM researchers have found that the …”

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Blueberries Boost Brain Health

Blueberries Boost Brain Health
NewsMax.com, FL -Jul 10, 2007
“… physical health untouched. Experiments on rats treated to come down with aging illnesses showed that those with blueberries in their diet had less brain …”

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New mental exercises, games can keep aging minds fit

New mental exercises, games can keep aging minds fit
Arizona Republic, AZ Jun 25, 2007
For Perls, the challenging exercise has been Sudoku. It’s something that meets the important criteria for brain fitness: novel, complex and challenging. Those activities engage the frontal lobe, the CEO of the brain. It’s important to tackle new tasks,

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Brain Scans Show Early Alzheimer’s Disease In People With Memory Problems

Brain Scans Show Early Alzheimer’s Disease In People With Memory Problems

Science Daily — “Brain scans of people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) show signs of early Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published in the …”

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