Some memory lapses are normal as you age, but if you are concerned about your forgetfulness, there is a range of tests that can evaluate your cognition. These tests aim to identify possible cognitive impairment—or rule it out—as early as possible, but for some individuals the results are inconclusive. “In
Now that we have learned the fundamental principles underlying positive thinking and the personality traits that promote it, let’s look at some of the practical tools available to you that can help cultivate a positive outlook in your life.
Your physical state mimics your mental state. When you are happy and
As mentioned in Chapter 2, an estimated 40 percent of our ability to maintain happiness, well-being, and optimism is influenced by engaging in activities and training skills that promote happiness.
While we all possess differing levels of ability with regard to these activities and skills, we can get better at them.
Ever wonder why some people are naturally cheerful and optimistic while others seem to see nothing but the negative? In this chapter, we will explore some of the natural human tendencies that pull us in the direction of positivity and negativity. We’ll also look at some of the cultural differences
Who doesn’t want to be happy? Being happy and having a sense of well-being are desirable in and of themselves, of course, but the field of positive psychology is showing us that there is more to it than that. The happiest, most positive people also tend to be among the
Less Deep Sleep May Predict Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease in Older Adults
Poor sleep is a common sign of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). People with the condition often wake up tired and not refreshed. In a recent study published in Science Translational Medicine, researchers found a connection between AD and sleep problems.
Lewy body dementia (LBD) affects about 1.4 million Americans, according to the Lewy Body Dementia Association. This makes it one of the most common causes of progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s disease (AD)—but even so, it frequently is misdiagnosed, and this leaves people with the condition vulnerable to potentially deadly medication
Depression is a disorder that negatively affects mood, thoughts, and behavior. It is also known as “major depressive disorder” or “clinical depression,” and for a diagnosis to be made, symptoms must have been present for at least two weeks. It is a common but serious mood disorder, but with appropriate
Your kidneys work as the filters of your bloodstream, removing waste materials and excess substances such as water while retaining things that your body needs, such as red blood cells and proteins. When blood enters your kidneys, it goes through structures called nephrons that filter out the waste products. These
People who have Alzheimer’s disease typically go through distinct phases in which symptoms gradually worsen. However, not everyone will go through all of the Alzheimer’s stages, nor progress through them at the same rate. For example, recent research has provided some evidence that in Alzheimer’s disease, the signs of dementia