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Living with Depression? 9 Key Steps That Will Ease the Burden

Living with Depression? 9 Key Steps That Will Ease the Burden

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a serious challenge that requires professional treatment (see “What You Can Do” sidebar). It often takes time and patience to overcome. And while there are no simple cures for this mood disorder, a Massachusetts General Hospital expert points out that there are common-sense steps that

Tinnitus: Treatment and Prevention

Tinnitus: Treatment and Prevention

An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus, which causes a person to perceive noise in one or both ears when no external sound exists. The noise can occur intermittently or persistently and can interfere with sleep and concentration, and has been linked with stress and depression. The condition is

Train Your Brain with Memory Improvement Games

Train Your Brain with Memory Improvement Games

Regularly engaging in memory improvement games—training exercises that help you practice specific cognitive abilities (e.g., attention or processing speed)—seems to protect against memory loss better than memory strategies alone. So as we get older, it’s important to keep our minds moving.

Memory Improvement: Games, Tips, Advice
Cognitive training exercises—including memory improvement games—include

Hearing Loss Affects Many Aspects of Your Life

As many as 36 million Americans, including 30 percent of adults between the ages of 65 and 74, report some degree of hearing loss. It can happen suddenly, but more often it is gradual.

“As we age, hearing loss begins to occur,” says Joseph Montano, EdD, associate professor of audiology at

Popular Exercise Programs: Pick the One That’s Best for You

Weight training, aerobics, stability balls, Zumba? The problem for middle-aged and older women is not the availability of exercise programs; it’s finding the right one.

“Before starting any vigorous exercise program, make sure you don’t have health issues that would make it dangerous,” says Polly de Mille, RN, RCEP, CSCS, USAT,

Music and Meditation Help the Brain

A simple meditation or music listening program may have multiple benefits for older adults with subjective cognitive impairment (SCI), according to a recent study (Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Feb. 3). “Worsening subjective memory is marked by situations such as recognizing that you can’t remember the name of a person or

Melanomas Can Affect All Races

Melanomas Can Affect All Races

People with fair complexions, red hair, blue eyes, and freckles typically are considered to be at greater risk of skin cancer than their darker-skinned counterparts. Research has shown that melanomas and other skin cancers occur more commonly in Caucasians than in other racial groups.

However, a new study suggests that African-Americans

The Best Treatments for Depression and Anxiety

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

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