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Asking older adults better questions about their memory

Healthcare providers and researchers rely on screening questions to detect patients who may be at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and other aging-related problems, but how these questions are worded may be confusing or trigger emotional responses....

How the Menstrual Cycle Changes Women’s Brains – For the Better

Right after a period, women have better spatial awareness. Three weeks after, verbal skills peak. It turns out the monthly cycle does change the brain – but not in the ways you think. In the...

First Steps to Better Brain Health

It is well established by medical research that walking is good for your physical health. From heart disease and diabetes, to asthma and arthritis, a moderate amount of walking on a regular basis has been...

Busy Minds May Be Better at Fighting Dementia

Mentally stimulating activities can protect your brain against aging, even if you’re genetically predisposed toward dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, a new study reports. Activities that keep the brain busy — using a computer, crafting, playing...

Why Women’s Brains Are Better Than Men’s At Multitasking

We live in a 24/7 connected culture that enables us to commute to work, read a book, and pay the bills on our smartphones, all at the same time. This ability to manage multiple things,...

Packed Daily Schedule Linked To Better Cognitive Function In Old Age

Most of us spend every minute of our waking hours occupied by either doing or thinking about the things on our to-do list. This busyness in our day-to-day schedule is a common source of discontent, but science...

Social networks – Better together

When Laura Fratiglioni looked at the data her team had collected on ageing and cognitive decline, she noticed something odd – after the age of 80, women in Stockholm were more likely than men to get dementia....

Healthy Diet Helps Preserve Memory & Thinking Skills

A new study suggests that people who often eat fruits and vegetables are able to preserve their memory and thinking skills 25 percent longer than those who consume unhealthy food. Researchers at the...

7 steps to better mental health

May is Mental Health Month. Just last week I was talking to a coaching client about their loved one’s depression, and she said to me “but mental illness is not as bad as...

Antidepressants? You might be better off TALKING

You don’t need to pop a pill to treat depression, seeing a therapist can help too, researchers claim. A new study found has that psychotherapy, rather than drugs, can ‘re-wire’ the brains of...

Older adults think better in the morning

Older adults who are tested at their optimal time of day (the morning), not only perform better on demanding cognitive tasks but also activate the same brain networks responsible for paying attention and suppressing distraction as younger...

Build a bigger, better brain – at any age

Forgot something? You’re not alone. One in eight baby boomers has memory lapses, at least once in a while, a recent survey says. And whether you’ve forgotten where you put the...

HRT in Early 50s Has No Impact on Women’s Memory, Thinking

Women aged 50 to 55 who take hormone therapy to relieve the symptoms of menopause can expect no benefit or risk to their memory or other thinking skills due to the treatment, according to new research....

Which is better for keeping your mind fit; physical or mental activity?

Physical and mental activities are both important for protecting your thinking skills and warding off dementia. But does one trump the other? It’s an interesting question, one that occurs to me when I’m doing...

Bilinguals may have an edge against Alzheimer’s

People who speak two or more languages appear to weather the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease better than people who have only mastered one language, a new Italian study suggests. Bilingual people with Alzheimer’s outperformed single-language...

Social clubs ‘help keep the older brain healthy’

Getting involved in social clubs and activities can help keep your brain healthy later in life, say researchers. A study in the open access journal BMC Psychology found that people who were sociable through their...

These Brain Health Tips Will Take A Load Off Your Mind

If there is one thing that worries us more than ageing or cancer, it’s the thought of losing our mind to Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia. Keeping your brain in shape in...

Complex jobs may protect brain from mental decline

Complex jobs that require a lot of difficult analysis or social interaction may protect the brain from mental decline, research suggests. Social workers, lawyers, architects and graphic designers are likely to have longer-lasting memory and thinking skills...

7 Proven Ways to Keep Your Brain Young

Alzheimer’s disease affects about 5.3 million Americans. It’s the leading cause of dementia and the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.  And it’s growing at an alarming rate.  Already 13% of people...

Second language can keep your mind sharp

New research reveals that being bilingual benefits the aging brain even when the second language is acquired in adulthood. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh found that people who spoke two or more languages had significantly...

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A Good Mood May Boost Seniors’ Brain Power

When older people’s mood improves, so does their brain power, new research suggests. Being in a good mood appears to enhance decision-making skills and working memory among older adults, according to the study published in...

Things No One Tells You About Alzheimer’s

Ask anyone what worries them most about getting older, and more than a few people will say losing the ability to remember things is high up on their list. After a lifetime of making memories and forging...

Personalized approach to aging brain health

People are living longer than ever before, but brain health isn’t keeping up. To tackle this critical problem, a team of researchers has proposed a new model for studying age-related cognitive decline—one that’s tailored to the...