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April 19, 2020

Multiple Sclerosis and at Home Exercise Tips

by Barbara Giesser

Dr. Giesser, a neurologist, specializing in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Ryan Glatt, Psychometrist & Brain Health Coach at the Pacific Brain Health Center put together these friendly at-home exercise tips. The article, published in Brain & Life provides 7 tips and plenty of online resources...

Staying healthy for body and mind
April 2, 2020

Staying healthy for your body and mind at the time of COVID-19 and beyond

by Sarah McEwen, PhD

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

3 Things to Know About Multiple Sclerosis and COVID-19

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...

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March 16, 2020

Dietary Flavonols Can Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia

by Sarah McEwen, PhD

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

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March 11, 2020

Meditation & Mindfulness for Stress Reduction

by Sarah McEwen, PhD

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...

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March 11, 2020

Natural Brain Supplements

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...

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March 11, 2020

Multiple Sclerosis, A Multi-Faceted Malady: Looking at Diet and Exercise

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.

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March 5, 2020

Insomnia in Older Adults

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

Improving Brain Health in Under a Minute

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

Pacific Brain Health Center: Seeking A Cure For Alzheimer’s Disease

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.

Last updated: March 23rd, 2020