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Keep Your Brain Active to Lower Alzheimer’s Protein Levels

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Reading a book, writing, playing games are good for keeping a sharp brain. Several past studies have shown that engaging in mentally stimulating activities throughout life helps postpone the emergence of cognitive decline and dementia. The latest study on the topic goes further and shows that lifelong brain-stimulating habits lower the amount of the protein that forms brain plaques, the hallmark of Alzheimer’s Disease. Continue reading

How to Delay Dementia

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

You have probably heard that engaging in mentally stimulating activities helps fight against dementia, especially by delaying the onset of the disease. How do we know that? Here is a typical study, published in 2009, in which researchers examined how education and stimulating activities interact to fight against cognitive decline. Continue reading