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Absent-Mindedness, Or Something More Serious?
Mild cognitive impairment often goes undetected because it is so mild. Early diagnosis can lead to interventions that slow its progression.
Disadvantaged Neighborhoods Are Hard on the Brain
Living with pollution, poverty and little access to fresh food harms your health. It also disrupts emotional regulation in the brain.
Get the Micronutrients You Need for Brain Health
Micronutrients like lycopene, retinol and lutein appear to protect against Alzheimer's. They're also really easy to build into your diet.
Scents Sharpen Seniors’ Mental Skills
When the aromas of plants like roses, oranges, eucalyptus, lavender or rosemary were present while seniors slept, memory skills improved.
A Guide to the New Alzheimer's Drugs
ALZ patients and their families are grappling with the arrival of new drugs that slow, but don't cure, the disease. What we know so far.
Depression's Link to Dementia
People with depression face an increased risk of dementia. Genes, brain chemistry and social factors like loneliness may all be involved.
Seniors Reluctant to Get Tested for Alzheimer's
Medicare requires memory testing and will pay for it, but most older adults are not screened for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Deep Brain Stimulation During Sleep Boosts Memory
Epilepsy patients with electrodes implanted in their brains made it possible to study how brain stimulation during sleep sharpens memory.
Go Ahead, Take a Nap
Short, 20-minute naps are good for you. Memory, mood and brain volume were all better in those who napped regularly. Start a napping habit.
Reading for More than Pleasure
Reading for pleasure -- being read to and reading to oneself -- affects kids' developing brains. It shows up in school and adolescence.
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