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Hypertension Linked to Cognitive Decline, but Treatment Helps

Your heart health has a larger impact on your brain health than once previously thought. Hypertension, in particular, appears to accelerate cognitive decline. The good news? Effective treatment can reduce the risk of this decline to the same level of people without hypertension, according to a new report. Some of the key takeaways include participants […]

Benefits of Tea on Brain Health

Tea is a versatile beverage that can kick off a person’s morning, perk up their afternoon or provide a calming source before bed. Now, researchers are finding an association between regular tea drinking and mood improvement, as well as improving memory over time. In fact, drinking tea is effective in preventing cognitive decline over time, […]

We’ve heard that high blood pressure is a culprit for dementia – but what about low blood pressure?

We’ve heard that high blood pressure is a culprit for dementia – but what about low blood pressure?

Researchers have known for years that high blood pressure can damage small blood vessels in the brain, affecting the parts that are responsible for thinking and memory.[1] More recently, the link between low blood pressure and dementia has come into question. Low blood pressure is associated with a reduced flow of blood to the brain, […]

‘Intensive Blood Pressure Management’ May Preserve Brain Health

More studies are drawing a clear line between a person’s heart health and their long-term brain health. Specifically, new research explores the connection between midlife hypertension and certain brain activity that can cause cognitive impairment later in life. The findings continue to show that keeping your blood pressure at a healthy level can help keep […]

7 ‘Simple’ Steps for Heart Health May Also Stave off Dementia

The American Heart Association provides guidelines for optimal heart health called “Life’s Simple 7”. These lifestyle changes include effectively managing blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar while staying active, keeping a healthy weight, eating a balanced diet and stopping smoking. New research finds these heart-focused guidelines can also do wonders for keeping your brain sharp and […]