Tag: cognitive decline

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

News Briefs: Thinking Good Thoughts; Higher Eduction & Alzheimer’s Disease

Thinking Good Thoughts About Yourself Provides Mental, Physical Benefits
People who took the time to think kind and encouraging thoughts about themselves and others developed greater self-compassion and connection to others and experienced improved heart function, according to a small study published recently in Clinical Psychological Science. Researchers divided study participants

Mind & Memory Newsbriefs: Female vs. Male Brains; Exercise & Cognitive Loss

Women’s Brains Are Metabolically Younger Than Men’s
When it comes to brain metabolism, women’s brains appear to be younger than men’s, according to a report in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis studied 205 people (121 women) who were 20 to

Resistance Exercise Fights Depression

While we already know that exercise can help fight depression, a new meta-analysis has shown that the benefits aren’t limited to aerobic activity. Researchers at the University of Limerick in Ireland reported in JAMA Psychiatry that resistance training, such as lifting weights, using resistance bands, or doing calisthenics, can significantly

The Benefits of Cataract Surgery Go Beyond Your Sight

Previous research has suggested links between visual impairment and cognitive decline and/or Alzheimer’s disease in older adults. A common reason for vision impairment in this age group is cataracts: a condition that causes the lens of the eye to become opaque, and blurs the image you see when you focus

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