The New Scientist published an article a few weeks ago called How to keep your brain blooming. It’s written by by James Goodwin, someone who knows a lot about brains.Continue reading “Blooming brain”
The New Yorker has reviewed a non-fiction book written by the author of Still Alice.
Here’s the link.
It is a really interesting article, and definitely worth a read.
This is for Kevin in New Zealand who left a message a few days ago. Unfortunately your email addressed bounced when I tried to send a response.
Can you email me on firstname.lastname@example.org?
I’ve had a query about LED strips and individual LED lights. Both have their place.
I want to buy a light hat:
If you are thinking of investing hundreds of dollars into a commercial transcranial red and near infrared light device, make sure that you select a device made with individual LED lights.Continue reading “LED strips vs individual LEDs”
The previous blog looked at a journal article entitled: Effects of exercise on sleep in neurodegenerative disease, and focussed on its comments about sleep, exercise and Parkinson’s disease. This post looks at what the article has to say about exercise, sleep and Alzheimer’s disease.Continue reading “Exercise and sleep in Alzheimer’s”
Hot off the research press is a journal article with a self-explanatory title: Effects of exercise on sleep in neurodegenerative disease.
It starts by summarising the main things that affect sleep in people with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases as being:
- damage to the sleep-wake system in the brain, that affects the circadian rhythm and disrupts normal sleeping and waking patterns; and
- “secondary mechanisms” which include a raft of things like medication side effects, having to get up to the toilet during the night, poor sleep “hygiene”, sleep-related breathing disorders, and the environment in which you try to sleep.