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What Is Homocysteine?

*** The buzz about high homocysteine levels is usually heard in conversations about heart disease.  But there is emerging research correlating higher levels of homocysteine levels with Alzheimer’s disease. Homocysteine, a sulfur-containing amino acid that occurs naturally in humans, plays ...

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Exercise Increases Size of Hippocampus

*** This is awesome.  First, a few definitions: BDNF:  Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor.  The BDNF gene provides instructions for making a protein found in the brain and spinal cord called brain-derived neurotrophic factor. This protein promotes the survival of nerve cells (neurons) by ...

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The Silent Movie Approach to Self Care

*** I recently had the pleasure of working with a woman named Mary at her daughter’s home.  Mary was a pleasant 88 year-old with moderate to severe dementia.  She was quite mobile and busied herself by meandering around the house ...

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