New Eye Test Can Detect Early Alzheimer’s

I wrote recently about some things that can increase or decrease amyloid beta protein in the body, and how the protein plays a role in Alzheimer’s disease. Now, scientists are working on an eye test that scans for amyloid beta deposits in the retina as a way to detect early Alzheimer’s. The research is still in its early…

How Can Brain Plasticity Improve Your Marathon Time?

I recently read a great article in Runners’ World called The Running Machine Myth. It is a must-read for anyone who is interested in how your brain plasticity processes can shape and affect your physical training goals, and how you can approach training to best apply your brain’s natural ability to grow and change. The world class…

Recommend: How to Stay Healthy, Active, & Sharp in Retirement

I recently contributed a chapter to a book called How to Stay Healthy, Active, & Sharp in Retirement. The book offers advice from 15 medical experts–including yours truly–about how to make the most of retirement age and how to stay sharp in retirement. It offers strategies to address the physical and mental issues that commonly confront us in…