cognitive health

Brain Protector: Evidence that grape seed extract lowers risk of dementia

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) report the first direct evidence that grape seed extract affects specific proteins in healthy brains in ways that may protect against future age-related dementia. “This is the first identification of...

Longer study finds ginkgo effective

Researchers found significant improvement in verbal recall among a group of people with age-associated memory impairment who took the herbal supplement ginkgo biloba for six months when compared with a group that received a placebo. The small UCLA study used a...

Action and Antioxidants to help avoid Alzheimer’s

Our improved understanding of how to maintain normal brain health is providing tantalizing clues about what may prevent or reduce the likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to Marilyn Albert, PhD, a leading authority on risk factors and AD. "The...

Think Ginkgo: Longer-term study shows memory benefits from herb

Researchers at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute found significant improvement in verbal recall among a group of people with age-associated memory impairment who took the herbal supplement ginkgo biloba for six months when compared with a group that received a...

Poor memory? Remember to try bacopa!

Practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine, a traditional healing therapy from India, have long used the herb bacopa (sometimes called brahmi) to enhance memory and mood. It is also used to help ease epilepsy and insomnia, and as a mild sedative. A number of years ago,...