Tag: cognitive reserve

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

2. Why Aging Minds Forget

You’ve likely experienced it before. You are describing an event to a friend and can’t come up with a word to describe something even though it is on the tip of your tongue. Or you absentmindedly place your phone somewhere and then can’t recall where it is. These occasional memory

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

3. Your Cognitive Health

The mind-body connection is a strong one and just as strength-training has been shown to improve cognitive function, tending to your mental well-being can benefit your physical health. Maintaining an active, engaged mind and positive mental outlook can help you live a fuller life and lower your risk of certain

“Intellectual Activities” May Benefit Cognition

A recent study suggests that regular participation in “intellectual activities” may prevent dementia or delay its progression in people who already have the condition. The study isn’t the first to point to a possible benefit from flexing your brain—however, other research has tended to look at the beneficial effect of mental

This Is Your Brain on Vitamin D

Natural vitamin D production is an elegant idea: Spend time outside and your body will simply soak up what it needs directly from the sun. For people who spent most of their time outdoors and live near the equator, it works beautifully, but for office workers in Minnesota and most

Finding Ways to Keep Your Brain Nimble in Older Age

If you’re worried that you’re losing your mental edge as you grow older, here is some good news. Recent research suggests that older adults can boost their memory performance by taking advantage of a decline in their ability to tune out distractions.
An intriguing preliminary study has found strong evidence that

How Supportive Social Networks Promote a Healthier Brain

You may feel happier and more relaxed when you’re out with friends or simply enjoying the company of a spouse or loved one. And along with boosting your mood, those good times may be providing some long-term benefits for your brain, too.

Research by Joel Salinas, MD, an investigator at Massachusetts

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,

8. Helping Yourself

Dementia isn’t predestined, or inevitable. No matter what your age, you can intervene to stall or stop the process of cognitive decline. The Lancet International Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention, and Care reported at the 2017 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference that more than one-third of all dementia cases worldwide could

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