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Can Facebook help delay or improve memory loss?

Social engagement not only may delay onset of memory loss & dementia, but may also increase the chance of living longer! New research by Deters, Mehl and colleagues aims to figure out if online social networking tools on Facebook like “Status Updates” and “Newsfeed” entries could be a helpful and/or meaningful form of social integration. The study [...]

Sugar can harm the memory

More negative evidence on high-fructose corn syrup and positive evidence on DHA fish oil A study from UCLA published today in the Journal of Physiology showed that eating too much concentrated sugar (high-fructose corn syrup) interferes with memory function and learning in mice. It showed that a high-fructose diet harmed the brain as well as [...]

NIH funds new Alzheimer’s research

Two exciting new research proposals were just funded by the US Government (National Institutes of Health) for nearly $25 million dollars – one on early-onset patients using an anti-amyloid drug, and the other using inhaled nasal insulin (exciting preliminary study by Craft and colleagues earlier this year).  Regarding the first study, there is much ongoing [...]

Grape News! Concord Grape Juice found to help memory loss

Grape News! A new study has found that concord grape juice can help memory function in patients with mild cognitive impairment (memory loss due to “pre” Alzheimer’s disease). Like the recent study on blueberries and strawberries (read below), polyphenol compounds found in berry fruits (especially flavonoids) have again been found to improve thinking skills and brain function. This was [...]

About

Harvard-trained Neurologist, Richard S. Isaacson, M.D. currently serves as Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Vice Chair of Education, and Education Director of the McKnight Brain Institute in the Department of Neurology at the University of Miami (UM) Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, and his medical internship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, FL. Prior to joining UM, he served as Associate Medical Director of the Wien Center for Alzheimers disease and Memory Disorders at Mount Sinai.

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