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Three facts about teenage brains all neuroscientists agree on.

Three facts about teenage brains all neuroscientists agree on.

The three facts about the teenage brain scholars can agree on 1. Brain structures continue to change between childhood and adulthood. Grey matter volume peaks at puberty then declines throughout adolescence and into the twenties. White matter volume increases throughout childhood, adolescence and into adulthood. 2. Girls’ brains mature slightly faster than boys’. But boys… Continue Reading

10 science-based steps to reduce your risk of dementia

10 science-based steps to reduce your risk of dementia

By Dr Kate Gregorevic, Geriatrician, Writer and Founder of Projet ThreeSixFive. Dementia has now overtaken cancer as the most feared disease for people aged over 65, and with good reason. The cognitive changes and memory impairment can cause significant distress. Since around a third of people aged eighty-five and over have dementia, most people will… Continue Reading

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

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