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Feed Your Hippocampus, Feed Your Memory
Flavanols, found in fruits, vegetables and cocoa, help keep the brain sharp. Overcoming a deficiency of these nutrients improved recall.
Concussion Symptoms Can Last
Headaches, brain fog and light sensitivity are all signs that the brain has not fully recovered from a knock to the head. Take it easy.
Age Can Be Just a Number
Your attitude toward aging makes a difference. Staying positive and young at heart helps people recover from mild cognitive impairment.
Shut-Eye and Dementia
It was a finding that surprised even researchers -- not every kind of senior sleep difficulty predicted dementia. Only one issue did.
Greens Make the Brain Younger
Eating a mostly plant-based diet appears to reduce the proliferation of proteins in the brain that contribute to cognitive decline.
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.
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