Cognitive Decline

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Melatonin: The memory-saving molecule

Melatonin has been experiencing a renaissance, so to speak. If you thought it was just for sleep, think again. The Cleveland Clinic says it has potential as a COVID-19 treatment and research found it could help fight several cancers. Now the hormone may add another notch to its belt, this time for saving your memory. […]

William Davis

What 2 tablespoons of blueberry juice can do for your brain

By the end of 2030, there are expected to be at least 82 million cases of dementia worldwide. Scientists have been dutifully searching for a cure, but they continue to hit roadblocks. But that doesn’t mean we have to sit patiently on the sidelines. If you do though, make sure to sip some blueberry juice… […]

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

What more wine and cheese can do for your cognitive health

If you enjoy a little cheese and a glass of wine regularly, we’ve got good news. That delicious indulgence may provide cognitive protection. A first-of-its-kind large scale analysis has connected specific foods to mental sharpness later in life. But not only that, they revealed the one thing you should never eat to avoid Alzheimer’s disease. […]

Joyce Hollman

High blood pressure at middle age means brain problems in old age

If you’re like most, you figure you won’t really have to worry about hypertension until you’re well into your 50s or 60s. That’s a mistake that could set you up for stroke and dementia. New research says controlling your blood pressure is a “long game,” and we’d all be wise to start paying attention now… […]

Tracey G. Ingram, AuD

Three key periods in life when alcohol can hasten cognitive decline

The holiday season is buzzing with celebrations, albeit smaller this year, that include plenty of drinks to go around. But it’s no secret that alcohol affects the brain. Though the occasional celebratory drink may be alright, researchers have identified three key times in our lives when alcohol can be especially harmful to our brains. The […]