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Does MEND reverse Alzheimer’s disease?

Does MEND reverse Alzheimer’s disease?

    In June 2016 a team from the Buck Institute of Ageing published the results of a small case series that used a technique called Metabolic Enhancement for NeuroDegeneration (MEND) to treat people with various stages of Alzheimer’s disease. According to the authors of the study, the results are ‘unprecedented‘. But is this description… Continue Reading

Daydream believer: why your brain is wired to wander

Daydream believer: why your brain is wired to wander

Daydream believer: why your brain is wired to wander This post was written by cognitive neuroscientist Dr Muireann Irish of Neuroscience Research Australia. We are usually told that daydreaming is a waste of time and mental power, but the ability to daydream offers us tremendous flexibility in our daily lives. The frequency with which we daydream suggests it… Continue Reading

Is your brain safe from sugar?

Is your brain safe from sugar?

Did you quit sugar yet? I haven’t… I try to limit refined, processed junk, and follow a Mediterranean diet, but sadly, I’m quite partial to a piece of chocolate with my afternoon post-nap coffee. Quitting sugar, or at the very least, paying attention to regulating your blood glucose levels and reducing your risk diabetes is a… Continue Reading

Who is most at risk of dementia?

Who is most at risk of dementia?

I’m having a busy week writing  information booklets for the friends and family of people with schizophrenia.  I’ve not had a lot of time to write a blog post, so the following information comes with many thanks to Alzheimer’s Australia. Why do some people develop dementia, while others live to a ripe old age with… Continue Reading

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