Brain-training games and exercises, studies show, may help stave off dementia. Spend just a few hours engaging in exercises that teach the aging brain to increase processing speed, new research suggests, and you could dramatically reduce an older adult’s vulnerability to dementia. A slowing of processing speed—the ability to attend
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As you get older, it’s natural to be concerned about the possibility that you or a loved one will begin showing signs of dementia. In fact, among adults who are age 65 or older, one in nine will develop Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to the Alzheimer’s Association. How can you
Q: My father has mixed dementia. What is mixed dementia? Can it be treated?
A: The term mixed dementia is often used to describe a combination of vascular dementia (caused by reduced blood flow to the brain) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). It had been thought that about one in five Americans
Just a few hours spent engaging in exercises that teach the aging brain to increase processing speed—the ability to attend to and respond to incoming information—appear to dramatically reduce an older adult’s vulnerability to dementia, new research suggests. A slowing of processing speed often accounts for age-related brain decline.
As you get older, it is natural to be concerned about the possibility that you or a loved one will begin showing signs of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). In fact, among adults who are age 65 or older, one in nine will develop AD, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. But, how
If keeping up with the news brings you down with feelings of depression, anxiety, and other negative emotions, take a tip from an MGH expert: Learn to recognize when news coverage is causing you distress, and make a habit of walking away.
People who are disturbed by the daily drumbeat of
As many as 25 million Americans suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder that represents a major danger to the brain. OSA heightens risk for potentially brain-damaging physical conditions, such as high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, and diabetes. In addition, people with the sleep disorder—the vast majority
If you have a loved one who is showing signs of dementia, it can be difficult to figure out what to do. If it is Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common form of dementia that now affects an estimated 5 million Americans, it is important to consider treatment options and
Stress can be good. It can motivate us to meet a deadline, attempt a new adventure, or can even inspire diligent preparation for a highly-anticipated event such as a wedding. But, chronic stress is something no one enjoys!