"Healthy older adults randomized to speed of processing cognitive training had a 29% reduction in their risk of dementia after 10 years of follow-up compared to the untreated control group."
Older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) who engaged in moderate physical activity had greater hippocampal volume. Atrophy of the hippocampus is a hallmark of Alzheimer's, therefore these results suggest that exercise can help to stave off Alzheimer's.
Individuals at higher risk for Alzheimer's who engaged in little to no physical activity lost 3% of their hippocampal volume after only 18 months. Those who did moderate physical activity showed no change in the volume of the hippocampus.
Alzheimer's subjects given probiotics showed improvement in some (but not all) measures of Alzheimer's pathology. Importantly, the probiotics did improve cognitive function.
A study of probiotic supplementation clearly showed that the probiotic formula protected Alzheimer's mice from neurodegeneration as measured by cognitive function and signs of brain damage.
Mice bred to develop Alzheimer's-like symptoms were given a drug that increased sensitivity to hormones shown to combat diabetes. The mice showed memory improvement to near normal levels.
It looks like your mother had it all wrong. Playing video games does not destroy your brain, in fact it can make your brain bigger and help to avoid Alzheimer's.
UCLA reversed dementia in 9 human subjects using a combination of exercise, diet, brain games, and a dietary supplement.
An FDA approved drug reduces energy requirements in neurons. Relieved from the pressure of protein production the mitochondria can produce energy for cellular repair processes.
These over-the-counter vitamins and supplements in combination reversed dementia in mice.