Tag: cognitive reserve

Newsbriefs: Hepatitis C; Anxiety Reduction; Cognitive Skills

New combo treatment for Hepatitis C.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination drug, ledipasvir and sofosbuvir (Harvoni) to treat chronic hepatitis C (HCV) genotype 1 infection, the most common type of HCV infection and the most difficult to treat. It is the first approved treatment for

2. Why Aging Minds Forget

Having an occasional memory lapse or fuzzy memory is normal, especially as you age. Most of the time, memory blips are due to typical age-related changes. Yet sometimes, memory complaints can herald cognitive changes to come.
In a study published in the journal Neurology, people in their 70s who complained of

4. Can You Reduce Your Risk for Dementia?

While we’re waiting for scientists to locate just the right drugs to treat or prevent Alzheimer’s disease, there are positive and active steps everyone can take right now. One message from research is that exercise, a healthy diet, mental stimulation, and social interaction may help preserve brain function longer. Because

Puzzle Your Way to a Better Brain

Crossword puzzles may wear down your pencil point, but they also build up your brain, new research suggests.

A study involving healthy older adults who were at greater-than-normal risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) suggests that individuals who regularly enjoy crosswords and other types of puzzles or play checkers, cards, or other

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