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Vitamin D for Dementia
Seniors don't always get enough vitamin D. For those that do, the risk of developing dementia drops 40%. You can take too much, however.
Heads-Up: Concussions in Sports Often Bring Mental Decline Later
For NFL players and other athletes experiencing head injuries, concussion symptoms on the field predict cognitive functioning later in life.
"Use Your Words!"
Kids who learn to put their feelings into words can calm themselves and get along better with peers. Parents can help develop this skill.
Socializing to Keep Dementia at Bay
Loneliness and social isolation leave seniors vulnerable to dementia. The good news: Finding ways to spend with others can reduce that risk.
Obesity's Link to Dementia
Both obesity and Alzheimer's contribute to neurodegeneration and cortical thinning that interfere with memory and other cognitive functions.
Eating For a More Resilient Brain
The brain tissue of seniors who died with less dementia and fewer cognitive deficits had higher levels of this vitamin.
Sleep Problems? Why Some Kids May Stop Napping Early
Napping varies widely among kids. Some need more naps longer; others give it up early. It seems to be about brain development more than age.
Video Games May Strengthen Certain Cognitive Skills
Playing video games a few hours a day can help kids develop visual accuracy and impulse control -- at least some kids, anyway.
Pick Up the Pace
Walking 10,000 steps a day is good for your heart and general longevity. And there's something even better — going a little faster.
Oral Health As a Hedge Against Dementia
Periodontal health may protect your cognitive health. Inflamed gums and tooth loss appear to raise the risk of mental decline.
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