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Staying healthy for body and mind
April 2, 2020

by Sarah McEwen

Looking after yourself at this time is very important. Needless to say, we are all under a tremendous amount of stress which releases the stress hormone cortisol into our brains. This can dampen our immune systems making us more susceptible to sickness. Incorporating some of...

Multiple Sclerosis and Coronavirus
March 30, 2020

by Barbara Giesser

For anyone with a chronic medical condition, the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic can raise particular concerns. Here are some frequently asked questions from people with Multiple Sclerosis. 1. What’s the relationship between MS and COVID-19? Having Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in and of itself does not confer a greater...

bowl of berries
March 16, 2020

by Sarah McEwen

Featured in the Santa Monica Star, Dr. Sarah McEwen discusses results a study examining the positive effects of flavonols and Alzheimer’s disease dementia.

Woman meditating
March 11, 2020

by Sarah McEwen

Reducing stress to improve brain health is achieved by lowering the cortisol-driven stress response in the body and mind. Cortisol is a stress hormone that acts as a neurotransmitter responsible for chemical communications in the brain. The breakdown of chemical signaling in the brain due...

Vitamin supplements on a wooden spoon
March 11, 2020

by David Merrill

Supplements are used to optimize the levels of micronutrients in the body linked to cognitive health. While supplements have an incomplete evidence base, a number of micronutrients are associated with healthy brain aging and most likely act in concert with many, many additional factors including...

doctor performing a hearing test on her patient
March 11, 2020

by Barbara Giesser

There is no “good” time to receive a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. But it is a hopeful time. Learn about the positive impact of diet and exercise.

person texting on a cell phone
March 5, 2020

by David Merrill

Insomnia is more frequent in older adults than in any other age group. Overview 28% report difficulty falling asleep, and 46% both falling & staying asleep. Leads to deterioration in daytime alertness and functioning. Sleep changes characteristic in late life include: decreased total sleep time...

Older women exercising
February 26, 2020

by Scott Kaiser

As a geriatrician—a physician specializing in the care of older people—focused on addressing cognitive issues, it is exciting to know how many things we can do to improve brain health. Plus, many of these steps can be taken, one at a time, in just a...

February 7, 2020

by Zara Jethani

Pacific Neuroscience Institute brain health specialists are striving to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease, which is the most common type of dementia. In the United States, about 5.5 million people are affected by Alzheimer's disease, and the worldwide prevalence is estimated to be as high as 24 million. Watch this video to find out about research and clinical trials at the Pacific Brain Health Center at PNI.

healthy foods
February 1, 2020

by Daniel F. Kelly

Dr. Daniel F. Kelly’s article about intermittent fasting was featured in the Santa Monica Star. Read the article and find out if intermittment fasting is a good idea. 

Last updated: March 23rd, 2020