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June 28, 2022

PNI Experts Share Brain Health Tips for 4th of July 

by PNI Experts

Learn how to protect your brain health when watching fireworks, enjoy foods cooked on the grill, and avoid undue stress if you have a neurodegenerative disease.

Group exercise benefits dementia
June 18, 2022

What to Know About Group Exercise for People with Neurologic Disorders

by Guest Author

Pacific Neuroscience Institute's experts explain the benefits of group exercise for people with neurologic disorders.

June 7, 2022

VR Games Could Offer Hope for Delaying Dementia

by Guest Author

Virtual reality games that combine physical activity and brain-training may help slow cognitive decline in older adults, research at Pacific Neuroscience Institute suggests.

MIND Diet
April 11, 2022

What is the MIND diet?

by Molly Rapozo

The MIND diet aims to reduce dementia and the decline in brain health that often occurs as people age. It combines aspects of two well-researched diets, the Mediterranean Diet and Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH).

Alzheimer's cognitive decline memory loss
March 8, 2022

Alzheimer’s FAQs (3/3): Tips for supporting a loved one with cognitive decline

by PNI Experts

When supporting people with cognitive impairment, it can be helpful to remember that memory problems, personality changes, and other functional limitations are not intentional. A little patience can go a long way…and when it comes to dementia we could all use a little more empathy.

Memory loss signs of Alzheimer's disease
March 8, 2022

Alzheimer’s FAQs (2/3): How soon should my family or friends see a doctor for memory loss?

by PNI Experts

When it comes to memory concerns, for a number of reasons, typically the sooner these can be evaluated the better. For one thing, for the many of us that may be perpetually worried about potential memory problems—fearing that every time we misplace our keys we must be experiencing the first signs of dementia—getting evaluated can be a great way to put our minds at ease.

Alzheimer's recognize the signs
March 8, 2022

Alzheimer’s FAQs (1/3): What if my family or friends have cognitive decline?

by PNI Experts

Talking to a loved one about cognitive decline can be a real challenge. Often people with cognitive changes may not have “insight” into their condition—not recognizing changes that may be quite noticeable to others. In addition to general “forgetfulness,” some of the common signs and symptoms that might prompt concern.

NFL cognitive screening
February 22, 2022

New Program to Help Retired NFL Players: ‘The brain can only take so much’

by Guest Author

Retired NFL players can undergo initial cognitive screenings and have access to many other services offered at PNI.

January 18, 2022

Voting Open for 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals

by Amelia Garrison

If you are registered on Doximity, and board-certified in one or more of the ranked medical specialties, you are eligible to vote for next year’s U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals. Providence Southern California hospitals and affiliates are honored to have received more than...

Drinking coffee may reduce dementia
January 5, 2022

Drinking Coffee and Tea May Lower the Risk of Stroke and Dementia

by Amelia Garrison

A growing body of research suggests that foods containing flavonoids, powerful antioxidant chemicals found in coffee and tea, provide numerous brain-boosting benefits.

Last updated: January 18th, 2022