A diet that supports heart and brain health is more than just eating an extra piece of fruit and occasionally eating salmon instead of steak. Rather than thinking solely in terms of individual foods or getting enough of certain vitamins and minerals, it’s important to focus on a healthy overall
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Ahh, brain fog. Why do you toy with me so? The other day I looked everywhere for my car keys. I was rushing so I could drop off my kids at school (finally!) when I realized they were missing (the keys, not the kids). I searched frantically: the kitchen, the
As you get older, it’s natural to be concerned about the possibility that you or a loved one will begin showing signs of dementia. In fact, among adults who are age 65 or older, one in nine will develop Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to the Alzheimer’s Association. How can you
Some days I would give just about anything to increase concentration. I’m currently standing in my home office in search of something I knew I needed just seconds ago. I was in the kitchen, scrolling through chicken recipes online while simultaneously helping my kids with their homework when it popped
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common of the various types of dementia and has become something of a “catch-all” term for severe cognitive impairment, but it isn’t the only type of dementia to which older adults are vulnerable.
“Figuring out which type a person has is important, since the drug treatments that
How to Exercise Safely and Effectively
Elite athletes prepare their bodies for physical activity and so should you. While you could just head out the door and run full speed around the block, chances are your muscles, and especially your joints, might not be so happy afterwards. What you do before,
Starting Your Morning with a Smile May Help Your Memory All Day Long
When you expect to have a stressful day, your brain may have a tougher time retaining information acquired during that day. A study published in the Journals of Gerontology found that in addition to a more difficult time
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
Q: Is it possible to “catch up on sleep” or is that just a myth or an excuse to sleep in?
A: As a side note, while it’s possible to make up for lost sleep, you can’t really make a big deposit in your sleep account to get you through the
As you get older you may not remember the details of an event or other piece of information, but you remember the gist of it. Think of Maurice Chevalier singing “I Remember It Well” in the movie Gigi. He remembers the long-ago romantic getaway, but not all the particulars like