Tag: healthy brain aging

Newsbriefs: Lutein; Vegetarian and Vegan Diets; Afib Risk

Lutein May Help With Healthy Brain Aging
Consuming lutein—a pigment found in leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, and egg yolks—has been linked to the preservation of “crystallized intelligence,” which is the ability to use the skills and knowledge you acquire over a lifetime, according to a study published in

Factors Other Than Dementia May Affect Your Memory

Feeling forgetful? Having trouble remembering the name of the movie you saw last week? Relax; it’s probably not dementia, just the normal course of aging.

“When people visit a doctor with memory complaints, they often think they have Alzheimer’s disease,” says Lisa D. Ravdin, PhD, a neuropsychologist at the Weill Cornell

7. On the Horizon

If, by 2025, researchers can develop a treatment that delays symptoms by five years, nearly 6 million people could be spared from this disease by 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Yet progress on a drug that might halt or reverse dementia has been slow, and so far disappointing. Between

Exercise To Protect Memory, Cognitive Skills as You Age

Getting regular exercise may protect older people’s minds and help keep their cognitive abilities functioning longer, according to a new study led by Dr. Clinton B. Wright, University of Florida/Miami. The study found that adults over age 50 who don’t exercise, or who engage only in light exercise, undergo a

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