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Part 4 – How Social Interaction Prevents Dementia

Part 4 – How Social Interaction Prevents Dementia

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Mylea Charvat, Ph.D. is the CEO & Founder at Savonix. Follow her on Twitter.

This final post on information we can all benefit from today out of the recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, highlights the relationship between social interaction (the face to face kind not the Facebook kind) and long term health including preventative effects against dementia. The previous posts have focused on the impact of regular exercise, routine sleep and a healthy diet on cognition across the life span. Recent findings from clinical trials show that while most people think dementia isn’t preventable, in fact what you do day-to-day can actually impact your brain health in the long run.

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Part 3 – You Are What You Eat: Why Your Diet Matters to Your Brain

Part 3 – You Are What You Eat: Why Your Diet Matters to Your Brain

This post was originally published on LinkedIn.
Mylea Charvat, Ph.D. is the CEO & Founder at Savonix. Follow her on Twitter.

A growing body of scientific evidence supports the relationship between diet and long-term cognitive health. This third article in a four part series on take aways that you can benefit from today, out of the annual AAIC meeting will highlight the findings on diet and cognition. The prior two posts explored the relationship between sleep and cognition and exercise and your brain health and next week we will explore how socialization (the face to face kind not the Facebook kind) is fundamental to long term cognitive health.

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Part 2 – Can Sleep Deprivation Cause Alzheimer’s?

Part 2 – Can Sleep Deprivation Cause Alzheimer’s?

This post was originally published on LinkedIn.
Mylea Charvat, Ph.D. is the CEO & Founder at Savonix. Follow her on Twitter.

A growing body of research in both mice and humans says yes.

In my first article in a four-part series on cognitive health based on key learnings from attending the recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, the world’s largest gathering of researchers from around the world focused on Alzheimer’s and other dementias — I talked about how increased exercise can improve brain health.

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Part 1 – Why Exercise Matters to your Brain

Part 1 – Why Exercise Matters to your Brain

This post was originally published on LinkedIn.
Mylea Charvat, Ph.D. is the CEO & Founder at Savonix. Follow her on Twitter.

As a clinical psychologist and neuroscientist, I recently attended the world’s largest Alzheimer’s scientific conference, the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2017, earlier this week in London.

As I walked around the poster presentations and listened to the different scientific sessions, I noticed an increasing number of studies that suggest exercise can boost brain function and protect against dementia. The Washington Post published an article recently about another new study that showed how interrupted sleep may lead to Alzheimer’s disease, and sleep will be the second topic in this four part series of articles about what everyone can do to protect against Dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease.

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