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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If you’ve heard the term “mindfulness” before, it may have conjured an image of peo-ple seated cross-legged on a mat with their hands in a particular position on their knees and their eyes closed as wisps of incense smoke drift by. If so, it’s time to update your image of
If you’re like most people, you don’t need a study to prove that a tasty treat like cocoa benefits mood, but now there is one! But, exactly how much chocolate should you eat every day and which types of chocolate are healthiest?
The phrase open-heart surgery is often used interchangeably with “bypass surgery,” which is technically “coronary artery bypass grafting,” or CABG. But open-heart surgery can actually refer to any of several operations that require surgeons to open up the chest cavity and work directly on the heart.
Other procedures requiring open-heart
Conditions such as anxiety and depression do not discriminate based on age. They can affect teenagers as well as older adults. The difference, however, is that seniors need to be careful about the kinds of therapies that they use to treat their illness. Not all antidepressants are created alike, and
Want to relieve your depression symptoms using safe, natural antidepressants? Curcumin and Saffron are two natural antidepressants that have been studied in clinical trials and found to be just as effective as Prozac.
Allergy sufferers have long faced a no-win situation with traditional antihistamine medications: sneeze and itch your way through seasonal allergies or take antihistamines and live in a fog instead. Antihistamines stop allergy symptoms by reducing or blocking histamines—chemicals the body releases in response to an allergic trigger. Histamines cause the
Many diseases that grow more common with age are associated with deterioration in brain health and cognitive decline, warns Deborah Blacker, MD, ScD, director of the Gerontology Research Unit in the Department of Psychiatry at MGH and a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
“That’s why it’s important to get
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.
The new frontier in medicine is all about the gut-brain connection; probiotics and other treatments that target gut health play an incredibly important role in both brain health and mood.