It’s a logical question to ask if you’re enjoying a glass after a long day at work: Is wine healthy? Research has shown that drinking wine every day—following some important guidelines, of course—may provide adults with multiple health benefits. First, it’s important to keep in mind that the American Heart
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Dehydration Leads to Problems with Attention, Decision-Making and Other Brain Functions
As a long, hot summer starts to wind down, it’s still important to focus on staying hydrated. Your cognition depends on it. According to an analysis published recently in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, researchers found that fluid
Previous studies have shown mental health benefits after 20 minutes of an exercise workout, but a recent study by Matthew Heath, PhD, Professor, School of Kinesiology, and Supervisor-Graduate Program in Neuroscience, University of Western Ontario, shows that cognition undergoes a quick boost after only 10 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise.
Q: My mother is in the early stages of dementia. We’ve started scrapbooking with old family photos. They seem to trigger fond memories, but they sometimes make her sad or confused, especially with photos of her parents and my late father. What should I do?
A: While reminiscing over family photographs,
We all want to live as many years as possible. And, ideally, we’d like to grow old with physical independence and a lucid mind. Many of us will succeed, with only minimal forgetfulness, but others will suffer a devastating and progressive deterioration of their mental faculties that will, ultimately, lead
Dementia causes can be a mystery, but there’s no doubt the condition is too prevalent. About 5.4 million Americans are thought to have some degree of dementia, and its destructive effects on our cognitive abilities come at huge cost to our overall wellbeing—and that of our loved ones.
About 5.4 million Americans are thought to have some degree of dementia, and its destructive effects on our cognitive abilities come at huge cost to our overall wellbeing, and that of our loved ones. “The decline in reasoning and memory that accompanies dementia impairs our ability to carry out everyday
Taking a vacation can be a wonderful way to renew and refresh body, mind, and spirit. But if you are a caregiver for someone who has dementia, you might be reluctant to take a trip. In the early stages of dementia, however, it may be quite possible and quite pleasurable.
A simple meditation or music listening program may have multiple benefits for older adults with subjective cognitive impairment (SCI), according to a recent study (Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Feb. 3). “Worsening subjective memory is marked by situations such as recognizing that you can’t remember the name of a person or
Slow walking speed and memory complaints can predict dementia
A new test that measures walking speed and identifies cognitive complaints can help better predict dementia, says a study in the journal Neurology. The test helps to identify motoric cognitive risk syndrome (MCR), a condition characterized by both slow walking and cognitive