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Your life’s purpose. Why finding your passion is essential to maintaining brain health.

Your life’s purpose. Why finding your passion is essential to maintaining brain health.

’ I’ve been writing this brain health blog since 2013, and it has changed my life and my career in extraordinary ways. My original purpose for this blog has been to provide impeccably-researched evidence-based stories that are told in a simple, fun and compelling way. And it has certainly taken me on an extraordinary journey.… Continue Reading

Age-related muscle wasting and cognitive decline linked

Age-related muscle wasting and cognitive decline linked

by Blake Alec Miranda. We’re all familiar with the concept that with ageing comes a gradual loss of bone density and reduced size and strength of our muscles. Some loss of muscle and bone density is normal, but losing too much leads to frailty and increased risk of injury. We’re also familiar with the idea… Continue Reading

How to nurture a healthy brain for life (Part 7 of Your Brain at 100)

How to nurture a healthy brain for life (Part 7 of Your Brain at 100)

This is part 7 of a series of lessons in brain health from our elders — those folk who lived the longest and healthiest. Click here to download the entire series as a PDF   Dementia, memory loss and cognitive decline are robustly related to old age, and AD is one of the leading causes… Continue Reading

Can we predict who will reach 100? (Part 3 of Your Brain at 100)

Can we predict who will reach 100? (Part 3 of Your Brain at 100)

Can we predict who will receive a telegram from the Queen? Are centenarians grown-up versions of the exceptionally resilient ‘dandelion children’ I’ve described in previous articles? Is longevity simply a case of good genes? Can we predict which child will live till 100? When writing my book, I put these questions to Professor Richie Poulton,… Continue Reading

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