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Aging Brain

The Right Dose of Exercise For The Aging Brain

The New York Times | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.16.2015 | Healthy Living

A small amount of exercise may improve our ability to think as we age, but more may not be better, according to a new study of exercise and cognition...

17 Ways To Age-Proof Your Brain

Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living

By Amanda Gardner What's good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not muc...

Dare to Be 100: Old Brain, New Tricks

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

I used to be interested in the effect of aging on cognition in an objective sense, but now, at age 84, the issue becomes very close at hand. I frequently challenge my memory to be sure that I'm not losing it.

How Online Gaming Could Shed Light On Alzheimer's, Depression, PTSD

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living

All those hours you log playing brain teaser games on your phone could be applied to a much greater good. As part of research to uncover cures for som...

Dare to Be 100: Miracle-Gro for the Brain

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Forty years ago I had no real backing for my intuition that exercise is the magic bullet, the universal panacea. Now even the brain is targeted for both preventive and therapeutic approaches to cognitive decline.

Brain and Brawn: The New Use It or Lose It

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

This research suggests that a physically active lifestyle helps preserve cognitive function. If you want to keep your marbles and your muscles, you better do more than Sudoku.

10 Ways to Stay Mentally Young

U.S. News And World Report | PHILIP MOELLER | Posted 05.06.2013 | Fifty

As life spans continue to lengthen, it's becoming increasingly clear that our brains as well as our bodies are amazingly resilient and adaptive. Even ...

The Science of Staying Young-at-Brain

Ben Thomas | Posted 02.09.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

As we grow up, we learn patience and self-control, and we grow more adept at our favorite hobbies. And our brains are gaining skills, too: As the birth of new neurons slows down, those cells are learning to communicate more efficiently.

What Your Next Museum Visit Is Doing For Your Memory

Posted 09.16.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Gary Drevitch New research and a PBS special highlight the powerful benefits of engaging in the arts. We know exe...

5 Ways To Keep Your Brain Active As You Age

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

My momentary mental lapse was another sign that as we age, our memories aren't quite what they once were. In that spirit, here are five tips for keeping your brain active as you age.

Dealing With a Middle-Aged Brain

Wendy Strgar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Strgar

As we age, our brain slips into this inner dialogue more easily and regularly which makes it hard to keep hold of other thoughts. The good news is that distractibility does not equal dementia.

Why Googling Is Good For An Aging Brain

Reuters | Julie Steenhuysen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Searching the Internet may help middle-aged and older adults keep their memories sharp, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. Researchers at the Universi...