Why Women Are More Likely To Develop Alzheimer’s Disease

brain health dementia Apr 20, 2021

Why are women twice as likely as men to develop Alzheimer’s disease? I discuss some important differences in the way women's brains age and how this increases their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. It’s not that a female...

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Why Sleep Predicts and Prevents Alzheimer’s Disease

brain health dementia Mar 16, 2021

 Sleep offers new hope for both predicting and preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Sleep quality deteriorates as we get older. And this is linked to a decline in memory. But in people living with Alzheimer’s disease, the disruption...

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How To Prevent Dementia

brain health dementia Mar 11, 2021

Do you forget why you went upstairs? Fail to put a name to a familiar face? We’ve all done it. And, as we get older, we often worry that these small memory mistakes will lead to dementia.  Today I share why dementia is NOT an...

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How Exercise Slows Brain Ageing

brain health dementia Feb 23, 2021

Do you feel your memory and thinking are not as good as they used to be? Or that your brain is slowing down as you get older? I share how exercise can reduce both your brain age and risk of developing dementia. Ageing shrinks the brain, affecting...

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The Six Pillars of Brain Health

We know the importance of a healthy heart for our physical health and well-being. But brain health is just as crucial for us to live a healthy life and look after our longevity. But what do we actually mean by brain health? And how can we look...

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How To Age Well

brain health Jan 04, 2021

We often think that getting old leads to mental and memory decline. But what if you could control how you age? Protect your brain and build more cognitive capacity. According to the latest neuroscience, highlighted in Daniel Levitin’s book,...

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How Your Gut Affects Your Mental Health

Your belly may not be an obvious place to look for help with your mental health. But the makeup of your gut microbiome - the bacteria, fungi and other microbes lodging in your digestive system - can affect your mental state. Because of the rise...

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Demystifying The Female Brain With Dr Sarah McKay

 

How does the life of a women sculpt her brain? And how does the brain influence her experiences across the lifespan? We talk to neuroscientist, Dr Sarah McKay, about what happens inside the brains of women as they cycle through the phases...

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Exercise vs Eating: Which is Better for YOUR Brain?

Exercising and eating the right foods both have positive effects on your brain and mental health. But If you can only introduce one of these lifestyle changes, which is better for your brain and mental health: regular exercise or a healthy diet?...

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How The Brain Repairs Itself After A Stroke

brain health Oct 28, 2020

Stroke - the brain equivalent of a heart attack - will affect 15 million people in the world this year. Sadly, stroke is the fourth biggest killer in the UK. And almost two-thirds of people who survive a stroke will leave hospital with a...

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