Whole Minded Lifelong Brain Health Journal

Dan Jaworski: Alzheimer's Outlier and Advocate

In this article, we honor Dan Jaworski, a true Alzheimer’s “outlier.  There’s a saying in the Alzheimer’s community that the first survivor of the disease is out there yet to be found, and each day we get closer to that discovery.  To that, we say:  Meet Dan Jaworski.  The search may be over.  Read more...

The Blue Zones: A Recipe for Brain Health and Longevity, Part 1: Ikaria, Greece

Part 1 of this 5-part series explores Ikaria Greece and how lifestyle factors like diet, stress reduction, sense of purpose and connection, and physical activity lead to better brain health and longevity. Read more...

Women and Alzheimer's: Brain Health News Update 2021 Part 3, The Impact of Carrying the ApoE4 Gene on Women

Part 3 of this 3-part series explores how age, ApoE status and sex create a triad of risk of Alzheimer's disease.

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Reflections on Self-Care From a Former Alzheimer's Caregiver

Since my mom passed away from Alzheimer's, I have spent a lot of time reflecting on our journey, my experience as a caregiver, and all the lessons I have learned along the way.  Read more...

Women and Alzheimer's: Brain Health News Update 2021 Part 2, A Closer Look at Women's Brains

Part 2 of this 3-part series takes a closer look at women's brains and how menopause affects Alzheimer's risk. Read more...

11 of Our Favorite Cookbooks and Nutrition Resources to Help you Set the Table for Brain Health

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Preventing Cognitive Decline with the Mediterranean and MIND Diets

In this interview segment, our medical advisor Marwan Sabbagh, M.D., highlights the importance of the Mediterranean and MIND diets and how they can positively affect your brain health.  Dr. Sabbagh also talks about the research that suggests that following these diets can reduce the risk of cognitive decline.  Read more...

Women and Alzheimer's: Brain Health News Update 2021 Part 1, The Estrogen Hypothesis

Part 1 of this 3-part series explores how estrogen is emerging as a neuroprotective hormone. Read more...

How Food Exerts Its Effects on Our Mental Health

Mental health encompasses our psychological, emotional, and social well-being. It involves our thoughts, behaviors, and emotions, and it also affects the state of our physical health. One of the most modifiable ways you can positively affect your mental health is with food. In this article, we’ll highlight the ways we currently understand how food can affect our mental health through: gut microbiota, fiber and probiotics, inflammation and anti-inflammatory diets, and BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor). Read more...

Type 2 Diabetes and Alzheimer's Risk

In this brief podcast segment, Marwan Sabbagh, M.D., FAAN, sits down with our founder, Dr. Edward Park, to emphasize the link between Type 2 Diabetes and Alzheimer's Risk. Read more...

The Dementia Continuum: Its Stages and How to Delay It

Have you ever had the experience of walking into the kitchen and forgetting why you did? Or maybe you’ve forgotten an appointment because it slipped your mind. These lapses in memory are normal, but sometimes become more concerning to us as we age. Did you know that AD begins silently, with changes slowly building in the brain many years before symptoms even begin? Researchers refer to this as a dementia "continuum," with changes happening in the brain over decades. Read on to learn more about this continuum and its stages ... and actions we can take to stave it off. Read more...

When Does Neurodegeneration Begin in the Brain?

Marwan Sabbagh, M.D., FAAN, talks about when neurodegeneration begins in the brain, and the optimal time to start preventing cognitive decline. Read more...

How Does Insulin Resistance Affect Your Brain Health?

Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes are two of the most common chronic diseases in the United States, conditions that on the surface appear to have little overlap or relationship. But if you look a little deeper, you’ll find that research suggests there’s a substantial amount of overlap between the two, and the connection is the role that insulin resistance plays in the development and progression of both. Read more...

What Can We Do to Reduce Our Risk of Alzheimer's?

Marwan Sabbagh, M.D., FAAN, sits down with our founder, Dr. Edward Park, to talk about things we can do to reduce our risk of developing Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Watch video here...

Keeping Brain Health in ‘MIND’: Neuroprotection Through Diet

The MIND diet combines groundbreaking research findings and respected culinary traditions to offer a response to some of the most difficult medical problems of our time: neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Read more...

Brain Health News Update 2020

3 studies that are key to understanding how to protect your brain from age-related cognitive decline and real-life strategies for putting them in place in your life. Read more...

Three Diets to Keep Your Brain Healthy with Age

An introduction to the Mediterranean, MIND and MITO diets with simple ideas to start putting them into practice. Read more...

COVID-19 and the Brain (Part 2 of 2) The Immune Response and How to Strengthen It

A look at how the immune response and inflammation can drive brain symptoms and how your diet can help. Read more...

COVID-19 and the Brain (Part 1 of 2) The Symptoms – From Typical to Severe

Here, we summarize what's been reported regarding COVID-19's impact on the brain and what it means for you. Read more...