Tag: brain plasticity

Adopt These 7 Habits for a Healthier Brain

You know that lifting weights makes your muscles stronger and quitting smoking is the best gift you can give your lungs. But what are the steps you can take for better brain health?

It turns out that the prescription for a healthier brain isn’t complicated. But it does require commitment. Psychologist

Want to Stay Mentally Sharp? Go High-Tech!

Computers, smart phones, tablets, and other high-tech appliances offer users faster communication, wider connection to the world around them, and access to information—and they also provide a gymnasium where older adults can engage in interactive brain workouts to help improve or maintain mental acuity.

As high-tech devices become more widely used

Brain Foods for Improving Mental Functioning

It’s well known that your diet can affect your heart health, weight, and digestion, but it’s easy to forget food can affect your mind—including your tendency to forget.
“Adopting a healthier eating pattern can benefit your brain,” says Jenna Rosenfeld, MS, RD, CDN, CNSC, a registered dietitian at Weill Cornell Medicine.

How to Prevent Age-Related Brain Atrophy

The human brain shrinks with age in most people: Studies suggest that even in apparently healthy older adults, the brain can lose up to 2 percent of its volume per year. However, not all people experience this gradual brain atrophy, and experts have been studying them to learn why. What

The Feel-Good Diet: Food That May Help Ease Major Depression

Approximately 16.1 million Americans aged 18 or older experience at least one major depressive episode each year, according to the latest estimates from the National Institute of Mental Health. For many of these people, symptoms of depression, such as sadness, fatigue, hopelessness, feelings of worthlessness, loss of pleasure, and disturbances

Connecting Food and Your Mood

You may not expect a mental health practitioner to prescribe a healthy eating plan, but that approach may not be far off. In recent years, scientists have been studying the link between food and mood more closely. They’ve found that there may be a relationship between the risk of common

New Directions for AD Treatment—An Update

The search for ways to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has been a long and arduous process. Although progress is being made in many areas, years of research still have not produced therapies that can stop or reverse the steady advance of this mind-wrecking neurodegenerative disease.

Yet scientists are accruing

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