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
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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
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
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
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
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
It is breathtaking to consider that you have the power to change your brain using the power of neuroplasticity—you can physically alter your brain’s structure and drastically change how it functions.
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
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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
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Self-Efficacy: The Secret to a Rewarding Older Age (Jan., p3)
Powerful Rx for Aging and Mental Decline: Exercise! (April, p1)
Aging Diseases that Affect the Brain (April, p6)
Old Age May Bring a Happiness Bonus (May, p3)
ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE (AD/DEMENTIA)
Most Older Adults Would Be Amenable to an Alzheimer’s Test