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This is an encouraging time for Alzheimer research. Our understanding of this disease has increased over the years. A research endeavor conducted by the University of Southern California discovered a section of our brain that is among the first parts affected by Alzheimer’s. That part of the brain is called the locus coeruleus.” It releases norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter responsible for regulating heart rate, attention, memory and cognition.”

How this helps us is “Studies with rats and mice have shown norepinephrine can protect neurons from inflammation and excessive stimulation that contributes to Alzheimer’s disease, leading them to suggest that increasing the amount of norepinephrine could help prevent the disease’s causes.” This could be done through neurocognitive and physical exercise. click for more