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How Memory Works and How to Improve It

Age changes the brain’s memory functioning, and even its structure, in ways that may adversely affect how older adults learn, store, and recall information. However, the good news is that it may be possible to delay or prevent these changes by adopting strategies and behaviors that promote youthful levels of

Anti-Inflammatory Diet Helps Lower Your Alzheimer’s Risk

Inflammation is a double-edged sword when it comes to brain health. In the short-term, it is an important aspect of the immune system that protects brain tissue against potentially harmful mi-crobes and pathogens. But when inflammation becomes chronic—especially in older age—it can harm the brain, damaging tissues and increasing risk

3. Depression Affects People Differently

As you may have noticed, the list of symptoms associated with depression is long, and most people only have a few of them. The truth is, depression affects everyone differently. In this chapter, we will review how this condition can affect everyday life and how it most commonly appears among

Depression Linked to Heart Disease and Stroke

A new study concludes that depression in older adults may be a risk factor for heart disease and/or stroke. It isn’t the only recent study to underline the cardiovascular risks that may accompany depression—other research, published in 2015, found that people who had persistently elevated depressive symptoms for four years

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