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The Best Brain Possible With Debbie Hampton

Information and Inspiration For Anyone With a Brain

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Are You Unknowingly Contributing To Your Brain’s Decline?

At around the age of 60, your brain slowly begins to shrink in volume. The cerebral cortex, responsible for most of your higher level brain function, is most affected. Many parts of the brain which support mental operation and bodily movement experience reductions. Your brain’s white matter decreases. The greatest changes take place in the areas[...]

6 Habits To Help You Outsmart Alzheimer’s

In the US today, about a staggering 5.3 million people have Alzheimer’s disease, and that figure is expected to triple by the year 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Yikes! Just to clarify, Alzheimer’s is a progressive, degenerative disorder in which plaque and tangles form in the brain, and brain cells become damaged, resulting in[...]

8 Things You Need To Know About Preventing Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is the second most commonly diagnosed neurodegenerative condition behind Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control, it’s the 14th leading cause of death in America, and if that wasn’t scary enough, 64% of patients diagnosed die within six years and only 23% of patients living past the ten-year mark are[...]

What You Need To Know About The Link Between Depression And Dementia

The relationship between depression and dementia is complex and still being unraveled. It’s unclear if depression is an early symptom or consequence of, or risk factor for dementia, but growing evidence suggests that there’s a definite association. People with more symptoms of depression tend to decline more rapidly in thinking and memory skills, and both conditions[...]

15 Ways To Kick Your Brain Out Of Its Comfort Zone

Your brain loves routine. Like your old bathrobe with the fuzz balls and coffee stains, it’s cozy, comfortable, familiar, and most important to your brain, known to be safe with minimal stress and risk. Because anything new and different wakes up your fear circuits causing mild to extreme anxiety depending on the circumstances, your brain[...]

Are Your Beliefs Aging Your Brain? (Part 1)

Gary Null, an author of more than seventy books on aging, health, and the brain, writes in the introduction of his book, Gary Null’s Mind Power: Rejuvenate Your Brain and Memory Naturally: I look at the people I went to high school with and am shocked to see how sick they look.  They look old[...]