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Fight Memory Loss by Watching Your Waistline

Fight Memory Loss by Watching Your Waistline

While a definitive link between body weight and memory loss has not yet been established, a number of studies suggest that controlling your weight may be a good way to protect your brain.

A high body mass index (BMI, a ratio of height to weight that is used to measure obesity),

Do Brain Games Work?

We live in a time of great distraction, and a growing number of people are having trouble concentrating long before any age-related cognitive changes set in. To see if brain training could help people reclaim their focus, a team of researchers from the University of Cambridge developed and tested an

The Benefits of Getting Older

Yes, there are less-than-desirable changes as we get older. But what about the positive aspects of moving forward through the years? Turns out there are plenty of those, too. And they are called out and scientifically substantiated in a new book written by UCLA psychology professor Alan Castel, PhD. Better

9. Strategies to Help Boost Memory

Although research has yet to uncover a means of preventing Alzheimer’s, there is evidence that actively engaging your mind to “cement memories” can help preserve them as you age. And the earlier you start working on your memory, the better. In this chapter, we outline some suggestions that may help

8. Helping Yourself

Although there is still no cure for dementia, our growing knowledge of the factors involved in its development have demonstrated that the lifestyle choices we make help to reduce our personal risk. Furthermore, you don’t have to be in your twenties for those changes to have an impact. A groundbreaking

5. Can You Reduce Your Risk for Dementia?

There’s still no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. But as more is learned about factors that increase risk as well as factors that decrease risk, many experts in the field believe that one key to tackling Alzheimer’s may lie in prevention.
While there is no sure-fire recipe for preventing Alzheimer’s disease, research

2. Normal Age-Related Memory Changes

Many people in middle and older age complain that their memory just isn’t as sharp as when they were young. It becomes harder to remember names of people you just met. You may spend more time than you’d like looking around for your reading glasses, watch, or car keys. As

Fighting the FOG

 

Freezing of gait (FOG) sounds like something from a nightmare: You want to move but your feet feel glued to the floor, and no amount of will or strength can move them. For people with Parkinson’s disease—especially in the advanced stages—FOG can be a terrifying part of life. Not only

What Is Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease?

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 will

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