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  • Posted: 09/02/2014
    By Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D. Do you know why brain researchers use a person’s education level as a factor in their studies? Education improves your brain functions because learning new things increases the number of connections, or pathways, in the brain. Therefore, doing things you’ve never done before—such as learning a new language or a computer program—will improve your brain. Whether you are of school age, working, or retired, performing new and different tasks improves your brain function. In fact, a number of experiments with pictures of the brain have proven that by using games, the number of brain cells increases and the brain itself actually grows in size. Regular brain gymnastics exercises are also important. Studies have shown that when people engage in moderate, pleasant forms of mental exercise, the efficiency and power of their brains increases. You can request or download ARPF’s Brain Aerobics brochure to learn many easy ways to exercise your brain while having fun. It’s available at this link. Begin Today. Memory problems are not a normal part of aging. By taking the proper steps, such as those outlined in our articles on this site, you can build a stronger brain, and that will go a long way towards avoiding memory loss. Everyone needs to focus on creating more brain power. Begin today!
  • Posted: 08/19/2014

    Although there is no known cure for Alzheimer's Disease, you CAN adopt lifestyle choices that can help you reduce your risk of developing it. We call these the 4 Pillars of Alzheimer's Prevention.

  • Posted: 08/04/2014
    By Diane Walker, from Aging Today By 2030, Alzheimer’s is expected to impair more than 7.7 million Americans, and that number is set to reach more than 16 million by 2050. Globally, more than 35 million have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s … experts agree the real number is much higher.
  • Posted: 07/22/2014
    Reprinted with permission from Aging Today. Yet, on the other hand, living longer inevitable raises a host of unique concerns. Longer lifespans mean increasing healthcare costs and needs as people become more susceptible to chronic illnesses like heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia. Increased longevity raises concerns about outliving financial resources, loss of independence and control, and fears of isolation. As the elder population grows larger, so does the gaping hole, a rift caused by out-of-date policies and a lack of products, services, benefits and resources necessary to serve older Americans.
  • Posted: 07/04/2014
    By Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD

    If you are like most people, you believe that your genes have predetermined just about everything about you. As you look in the mirror each morning perhaps you see your mother's eyes or your father's smile. You may also be convinced that your genes have already predetermined the illnesses you

  • Posted: 06/26/2014
    I've just finished reading a scientific article and want to share it with you. It highlights the importance of really focusing on taking care of your brain and not just your body. In the article, researchers uncovered an early disruption in the process of memory formation in some people as they age. These people exhibit some early brain changes associated with Alzheimer's disease, but show little or no memory impairment.
  • Posted: 06/09/2014
    By Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D. Startling research from a Mayo Clinic study shows forgetfulness may be an early warning sign of Alzheimer’s Disease — and not just a symptom of aging. The study tracked 1600 people who were in their 70s and 80s. The purpose was to find what percentage of the participants would develop Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), a disorder characterized by mild memory problems and other neurological issues.
  • Posted: 05/26/2014
    By Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D. Researchers at the Salk's Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory have found that fisetin, a flavonoid found in fruits and vegetables can stop the memory loss in mice that typically get Alzheimer’s disease within 1 year of their birth.(1)
  • Posted: 05/12/2014
    By Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D. Dementia isn’t just a disease that affects the mind. As it slowly steals away cherished memories, dementia can also cause an increasing loss of basic physical skills, such as getting up from a chair to stretch or even going for a walk. But there is hope from a 2013 study conducted by the University of Arizona in Tucson.(1)
  • Posted: 05/02/2014
    By Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D. Creating new brain cells was previously thought to be impossible in humans, but not any more. And you don't need to have an injection of stem cells into your brain to do it, either. As you may know, stem cells are your body's basic building blocks, used for repair and growth. And when it comes to your brain, stem cells turn into new neurons or brain cells. These brainy stem cells then produce a chemical that protects other brain cells, even damaged ones, from deteriorating.

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