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Movements That Boost Memory

Movements That Boost Memory

You’ve probably seen elderly family members and friends slowly lose their memories, and you’re determined to do everything that you can to stay sharp. But if you think that keeping your brain healthy is something that’s really difficult or time-consuming, then I’ve got some very exciting news to share with you today. There’s a trick, […]

Harper Government Invests in Research Excellence Across the Country – Vancouver

Harper Government Invests in Research Excellence Across the Country – Vancouver

Canadian universities retain and attract brightest minds with federal funding Vancouver, British Columbia, October 12, 2012—Top researchers at post-secondary institutions across Canada will continue to spur innovation thanks to a Harper Government investment in the Canada Research Chairs program. These world-class researchers bring new perspectives and solutions to the critical issues facing Canadians today, addressing […]

What’s good for your heart and muscles is good for your brain

What’s good for your heart and muscles is good for your brain

Assistant Professor Terese Liu-Ambrose from the Brain Research Center at the University of British Columbia recently published a study examining whether there were any benefits to be gained in brain function from resistance & aerobic training in people who exhibited a mild degree of cognitive impairment. It is known that people who show a decline […]

Alzheimer’s Disease: Exercise May Reduce ‘Senior Moments’

Alzheimer’s Disease: Exercise May Reduce ‘Senior Moments’

By DR. GEORGE GROSSBERG July 16, 2012 I have been working with Mr. and Mrs. Smith for the past six months. Mr. Smith is 80 years old and in generally good physical health, but was brought by his wife for consultation, as his short term memory had been in decline for two years. After an […]

Four Clinical Trials Further Clarify The Role Of Physical Activity In Cognitive Function And Dementia

Four Clinical Trials Further Clarify The Role Of Physical Activity In Cognitive Function And Dementia

* Reuters is not responsible for the content in this press release. Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:30am EDT PR NewswireVANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 15, 2012 Resistance Training Emerging as Particularly Valuable for Older Adults VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Four studies reported today at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® 2012 (AAIC® 2012) describe the ability of […]

Exercise May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s

Exercise May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s

July 16, 2012 — Being physically active — whether it’s aerobic activity like walking or resistance training to build muscles — can keep yourbrain sharp and potentially reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease, new studies show. Exercise can even grow the brains of older adults, says researcher Kirk I. Erickson, PhD, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. […]

BENEFITS OF SENIORS’ EXERCISE PROGRAMS

BENEFITS OF SENIORS’ EXERCISE PROGRAMS

Norman Swan:  Hello and welcome to the Health Report with me Norman Swan. An astounding statistic for you:  There are more young people alive today than ever before in human history and we know less about them than any other age group.  It’s a global bulge probably larger than the post war baby boom in Australia and […]

Forget Sudoku: Resistance training may be the best medicine for an aging brain

Forget Sudoku: Resistance training may be the best medicine for an aging brain

It used to be that I resented the amount of time my dad spent playing golf. When I was a kid, for example, he seemed obsessed. Every weekend in the warm-weather months he’d be out on the links. An economist in Ottawa’s civil service, he’d return home from work on weekdays and disappear to the […]

Total Activity, Not Just Exercise, Keeps Mind Sharp

Total Activity, Not Just Exercise, Keeps Mind Sharp

Research Brief: Total Activity, Not Just Exercise, Keeps Mind Sharp 8 May 2012. Although a growing number of studies suggest that exercise can keep an aging brain honed and perhaps ward off dementia, only a couple of those studies have included objective measures of activity (see ARF related news story on Middleton et al., 2011; […]

Beat Brain Drain [Weight Watchers Magazine]

Beat Brain Drain [Weight Watchers Magazine]

Source: Weight Watchers Magazine