Krista Hillis has a B.A.Sc degree, specializing in neuroscience and psychology. She is actively involved in the mental health and caregiving community, aiming to help others. Krista is also passionate about nutrition and the ways in which lifestyle choices affect and influence the human brain.
While studying patients with Alzheimer’s, it is clear that their brains accumulate toxic proteins. This “molecular waste” includes tau and beta-amyloid. As these toxic proteins build up in the brain, this waste disrupts cell communication. In turn, researchers believe this is a significant contributing factor in regards to cognitive decline. A
Alzheimer’s disease can have a very noticeable onset. Unfortunately, it is uncommon for a victim of Alzheimer’s to seek help themselves. Often, it is a family member or friend that steps in to suggest a visit to the doctor. It is essential to know the early signs of Alzheimer’s. Once
It is not news that getting a proper night’s sleep is beneficial for your brain health. Astoundingly, sleep deprivation increases the likelihood of Alzheimer’s disease through the activation of a protein associated with the disease. Due to the obvious correlation between proper sleep and the prevention of Alzheimer’s, it is
Myths about dementia are damaging and unfortunately abundant. There are many common misunderstandings about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, each of which poses a serious problem by deterring people from getting properly evaluated and treated. In a previous article, we discussed and debunked two of the most damaging
Some myths can be fun and relatively harmless in nature. Who among us does not enjoy a good yarn about Bigfoot or Nessie? However, when applied to human health, myths often become the source of unnecessary suffering. In this 2-part discussion, we will explore and debunk some of the most
Researchers have long been aware that Alzheimer’s disease is more likely to occur in people with specific genetic risk factors. Now, it appears that it may also be genetically linked to high levels of lipids (fats) in the blood, which is, in turn, associated with the development of cardiovascular disease.
The 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention encompasses an integrative philosophy of healing and Alzheimer’s prevention created by the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF). The goal of the foundation is to provide research surrounding dementia prevention and holistic treatment. They have worked since 1993, educating the public and facilitating productive
Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are extremely difficult to predict. Accordingly, medical researchers are continually looking for new ways of determining a person’s risk for developing such a condition. Ideally, they hope to identify risk factors that can be managed with new or existing therapies, thereby reducing the likelihood of