alzheimer s association

What Is Alzheimer’s?

Anyone who has seen the effects of Alzheimer's disease on a loved one knows it's a devastating condition—one that that compromises not only the ability to remember and to think but to take care of oneself. But what is Alzheimer’s? The Alzheimer's Association provides a direct and stark definition of … Read More

“Exergaming”: Can It Boost Your Brainpower?

Combining physical exercise with video games can help boost motivation when it comes to getting enough physical activity, but “exergaming” isn’t just for kids—it may benefit adults, too. In a recent small study, older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) who played exergames—video games that double as exercise—experienced improvements when … Read More

4 Types of Dementia and Their Warning Signs

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common of the various types of dementia and has become something of a “catch-all” term for severe cognitive impairment, but it isn’t the only type of dementia to which older adults are vulnerable. “Figuring out which type a person has is important, since the drug treatments … Read More

What Is Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease does not affect just the elderly—sometimes it can attack people in their 50s, 40s, and even 30s. And when it does, the effects can be devastating. So what is early-onset Alzheimer’s disease (EOAD)? Simply put, EOAD involves the onset of Alzheimer’s before the age of 65, when it … Read More

Memory Improvement Games: Train Your Brain

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 … Read More

The Buzz on Resveratrol

Resveratrol is marketed as a magic bullet that can help aid weight loss, delay aging, and help protect you against cancer and heart disease. But what exactly is resveratrol—and should you be consuming more of it? What Is Resveratrol? Reseveratrol is a naturally occurring compound found in grapes, red wine, … Read More

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