Brain Health Research

In this section are articles I found pertinent to understanding Alzheimer’s, followed by researchers who focus on the impact of exercise on brain health.

Understanding Alzheimer’s

Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease: Lessons from the Nun Study

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Six Times More Likely to Develop Dementia

Alzheimer’s Disease and the Blood-Brain Barrier

Alzheimer’s Disease Consists of Three Distinct Subtypes ….

Amyloid Fibrils …. Attenuate Neuroinflammation

Antioxidants May Make Cancer Worse

Can the Immune System Trigger Alzheimer’s Disease?

Common and Rare Side Effects for Aricept Oral

Common and Rare Side Effects for Memantine Oral

Diabetes and Dementia May Be Linked

Does Zinc Deficiency Lead to Faster Decline in Alzheimer’s Disease?

Effect of Vitamin E and Memantine ….

Inverse Association Between Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease …

Linkage of Inflammation and Oxidative Stress …..

Neuropathological Alterations in Alzheimer’s Disease

Oxidative Stress Increases Blood Brain Berrier Permeability …

Oxidative Stress Resource

Reversal of Cognitive Decline: A Novel Therapeutic Program

The Gastrointestinal Tract Biome and Potential Link to Alzheimer’s Disease

Understanding Oxidative Stress

When There’s No Amyloid, It’s Not Alzheimer’s

Recent Research by Dr. J Carson Smith, University of Maryland

Physical Activity Reduces Hippocampal Atrophy in Elders at Genetic Risk for Alzheimer’s

Semantic Memory Functional MRI and Cognitive Function after Exercise Intervention in Mild Cognitive Impairment.

Physical Activity and Brain Function in Older Adults at Increased Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Effects of Emotional Exposure on State Anxiety After Acute Exercise

Does Physical Activity Influence Semantic Memory Activation in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment?

Interactive Effects of Physical Activity and APOE-ε4 on BOLD Semantic Memory Activation in Healthy Elders

The contributions of self-efficacy, trait anxiety, and fear of falling to physical activity behavior among residents of continuing care retirement communities


Recent Research by Dr. Kirk Erickson, University of Pittsburgh

Exercise as a way of capitalizing on neuroplasticity in late adulthood.

The brain-derived neurotrophic factor Val66Met polymorphism moderates an effect of physical activity on working memory performance.

Physical activity and brain plasticity in late adulthood

Measuring Physical Activity Using Accelerometry in a Community Sample with Dementia

Beyond vascularization: aerobic fitness is associated with N-acetylaspartate and working memory.

The aging hippocampus: interactions between exercise, depression, and BDNF.

Exercise training increases size of hippocampus and improves memory

Physical activity predicts gray matter volume in late adulthood: the Cardiovascular Health Study

A Cross-Sectional Study of Hormone Treatment and Hippocampal Volume in Postmenopausal Women: Evidence for a Limited Window of Opportunity

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