2016 Index

Index key: Subject (Month, page number)

AGING

Staying independent in older age (Jan., p1)

Use these mind-body strategies to promote healthy aging (June, p3)

How to age-proof your brain (Nov., p1)

Superagers’ secrets to a youthful brain (Dec., p1

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE (AD/DEMENTIA)

Lewy body dementia: a common disease, often underdiagnosed (Jan., p3)

Winning the war against vascular dementia, the second most common cause of dementia (Feb., p1)

The search for an Alzheimer’s cure: casting a wider net (April, p1)

Focusing on: frontotemporal dementia (April, p4)

The stages of dementia (May, p4)

Is dementia hereditary? (June, p1)

Alzheimer’s risk and gender: How do men and women differ?(Aug., p1)

Study: Yoga and meditation lower risk for dementia (Sept., p5)

Persistent feelings of apathy may be linked to higher dementia risk (Oct., p4)

Work involving social interaction may help lower risk for AD (Nov., p5)

BRAIN FUNCTION

Magnesium: Essential for good brain function (Feb., p5)

Losing brainpower? Consider going to college (Feb., p5)

Boost your brainpower by learning another language (April, p5)

5 simple exercises to help boost key brain functions (April, p6)

Charge up tired gray cells with “brain breaks” (May, p5)

The brain-training debate continues, (Sept., p1)

BRAIN HEALTH

“Think or sink” exercises for a first-class brain workout (Jan., p5)

An attitude adjustment can help reduce stress and boost brain health (Feb., p3)

The role of alcohol in memory decline and dementia (Mar., p6)

Keep an active schedule to preserve an active mind (Aug., p5)

Hearing aids protect against cognitive decline (Aug., p5)

Head off chronic stress to preserve a healthy brain (Dec., p4)

DEPRESSION/MOOD DISORDERS

Depression is a risk factor for dementia (Jan., p5)

Do ‘natural’ remedies work for depression? (Sept., p3)

Use aromatherapy to change your mood (Oct., p3)

DIET/NUTRITION/SUPPLEMENTS

Are you getting enough of these memory vitamins? (Jan., p4)

Turmeric: “Indian gold” with brain benefits (Feb., p6)

The brain diet: eating for maximum brainpower (May, p1)

Garam masala: spice mixture loaded with brain benefits (June, p4)

Limit dietary fructose to boost brain resistance to disease (July, p50

Fats and the brain: an update (Aug., p4))

EXERCISE

Boost your fitness, boost your brain–no excuses! (Mar., p5)

Balance, coordination may be linked to brainpower (July, p6)

Adopt an exercise regimen that boosts your brainpower (Sept., p4)

Climb the stairway to mental acuity (Oct., p5)

Barefoot brain boost: running without shoes (Dec., p5)

GENERAL HEALTH

Losing brainpower? Have your thyroid checked (June, p5)

Diabetes: a serious problem for the brain (July, p4)

Heart arrhythmia–Are we making progress? (Aug., p6)

Body weight and your brain: How do they interact? (Oct., p1)

Study: Protect your hearing to preserve your mind (Oct., p5)

MEMORY

Keep your memory sharp with these everyday Activities (Jan., p6)

Modafinil: Can this “smart drug” help a flagging memory? (Mar., p1)

Short-term memory: What it indicates about cognitive health (Mar., p4)

Tips for learning and remembering new information (June, p5)

Playing 3-D video games can pump up your memory (Mar., p5)

To improve your recall, rehearse information (April, p5)

Need to concentrate? Put your smart phone on silent (May, p5)

Use these strategies to strengthen your recall (June, p5)

Strengthen the ability to ignore distractions for a better memory (Nov., p5)

8 simple learning tips to help you remember (Nov., p6)

To boost your memory, make a plan (Dec., p5)

MENTAL HEALTH

Feeling frazzled? Certain foods can help reduce anxiety (Mar., p3)

Loneliness: a major challenge among older adults (April, p3)

ADHD—It’s not just for kids (July, p3)

Gratitude boosts mental and physical health (Aug., p3)

Making the most of close relationships (Nov., p3)

Giving is good for you (Dec., p3)

SLEEP

6 ways to banish bedtime worrying that interferes with your rest (May, p3)

Sleep: an essential element of brain health (June, p6)

Insufficient sleep may be affecting your cognition (Sept., p6)

Sleep apnea increases risk for depression and cognitive decline (Nov., p4)

STROKE

Blood pressure update: Very low can be very good (May, p6)

TREATMENTS

Caution! “Natural remedies can spell danger for older adults (Jan., p6)

Well-being therapy–an effective tool in depression treatment (July, p1)

Avoid over-the-counter meds that boost brain atrophy risk (July, p5)

Avoid drug combinations that endanger your health (Oct., p6)

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