Although Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are not yet entirely preventable, you can learn to boost your ability to organize information, cement it in your mind, and recall it more easily. The following tips on how to improve memory are among the most accessible steps you can take
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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.
What is serotonin? It’s is a powerful brain chemical that profoundly affects your mood, so knowing whether you’re deficient is a key first step to overcoming troubling mood and impulse control problems. Having one or more of the eight serotonin deficiency symptoms discussed here will be a strong clue that
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 exercises —
You probably know that regular exercise lowers the risk of mild cognitive impairment, or “pre-dementia,” and Alzheimer’s, but do you know which exercise is best for brain health? Step off the treadmill and pick up some iron because newer research shows strength training outperforms aerobics when it comes to improving
Studies show a ketogenic diet can slow and even reverse symptoms of memory loss and cognitive impairment throughout all the dementia stages. You might be asking, “What is a ketogenic diet?”
A ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, and low-carbohydrate diet that produces ketones—compounds the body can use to produce energy.
Some of our most vulnerable include the very young and the very old. While we typically think of depression as affecting working-age adults with many life stresses, depression is common in both children and the elderly. But among these particular populations, it may manifest differently, and the approach to treatment
A growing body of evidence indicates that the underlying neuropathological mechanisms associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) begin 10 years or more before cognitive impairment manifests.
In 1995 the BIOCARD study (Biomarkers of Cognitive Decline among Normal Individuals) was developed to identify people who could be participants in AD clinical trials, as well
Research continues to suggest that lifestyle measures are the best protective strategies we have when it comes to maintaining cognition as we age. Neurologist Sam Gandy, MD, PhD, associate director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Mount Sinai, says physical activity may be particularly beneficial, possibly because it improves
Do you have trouble planning your day or following through on tasks you’ve already started? Have these been challenges your whole life? If so, you may have a condition that is often thought of as a problem that primarily affects young people—attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a brain