Tag: alzheimers disease

Physical activity can protect your brain as you age according to the NY Times.

Physical activity can protect your brain as you age according to the NY Times. Reducing your risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other mental impairments due to aging may be as easy as gout out for regular walks according to the NY Times. Physical activuty can keep you mentally fit in your later years. A new study of Octogenarians from Chicago offers some clues to why movement and walking rather than sitting improve the way our immune cells work.  The study involved autopsies of people and found that when we move our bodies, we enhance how our minds work. While it Read More »

Alzheimers disease and diabetes; is there a link?

Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes; is there a link? Most people know about Alzheimer’s disease as something that happens as people age which causes dementia in older people. Typically, the persons mental capacity withers away and they eventually lose the ability to think, interact and remember simple things. There is new research that ties Alzheimer’s disease to insulin which is needed by the brain for the neurons to work properly. Without insulin, these cells lose function over time. There is a growing body of evidence (1) that is now showing that Alzheimer’s disease should be reclassified as Diabetes type 3 because Read More »