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Cognitive Decline

Staving Off Alzheimer's

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Fran Moreland Johns

Spilman's prepared remarks consisted largely of useful, realistic advice about how to delay the cognitive decline most of us will experience at some point. The audience, ranging from 20-somethings to more than a few senior citizens, was furiously note-taking throughout (or furiously jotting down questions for the Q&A session to follow.)

Sugary Diet May Contribute To Alzheimer's Disease, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.29.2015 | Fifty

When it comes to many things, we already know that too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Well, now researchers are giving us another reason to ...

Eliminating Cat Urine Stains and Smells

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

If your cat has suddenly taken to wetting your carpet or another area of your home instead of, or in addition to using his litter box, the first thing...

The Best Diet To Boost Your Memory And Brain Health

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.13.2015 | Fifty

To keep your brain and memory sharp as you age, reach for the nuts and olive oil, according to a new study. The findings, released Monday in the jo...

The Cognitive and Toxic Ecology of Impoverished Neighborhoods

Jonathan F.P. Rose | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Jonathan F.P. Rose

The riots in Baltimore revealed how deep the rifts are between prosperous and poor neighborhoods in most American cities. Is the American Dream large enough so that every one of its children has the opportunity to live in a safe, affordable home?

Healthy Diet Tied To Lower Risk Of Cognitive Decline

Reuters | Posted 05.08.2015 | Fifty

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Older people who eat healthy, with more fruits and vegetables, nuts and fish in their diets, may b...

Want A Healthy Brain? Better Avoid These 7 Habits

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.14.2015 | Science

Why are some people sharp as a tack at 95 years old, while others begin struggling with mental clarity in their 50s? A lot of it has to do with ge...

Caring for a Long-Haired Cat

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Many cat lovers are especially drawn to long-haired kitties, because let's face it, they're magnificent to look at! And there are few things softer an...

How Your Blood Type Affects Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.11.2015 | Science

We've long known that many factors, from genetics to lifestyle choices, play a role in brain health over the course of a lifetime. And according to ne...

Carolyn Gregoire

Study Says Meditation Could Protect The Brain From Signs Of Aging | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.06.2015 | Science

Meditation is good for the brain. A new wave of research has connected the ancient practice to many cognitive benefits, from greater attention and foc...

Making Stress Your Friend: It's All in Your Mindset

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

While it's no secret that sustained levels of stress are not good for your health, there is more to the stress story than "stress is bad." As it turns out, how you perceive stress is just as important as the amount of stress you're experiencing.

Are There Natural Remedies for Cognitive Aging?

Wray Herbert | Posted 02.18.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

The aging brain goes through predictable changes, and as a result, old age is usually accompanied by some cognitive decline, even dementia. Happily, some of the risk factors for mental aging are open to intervention.

Yagana Shah

To Have A Healthy Brain When You're Old, You Need To Do This In Midlife | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.02.2014 | Fifty

If you've been putting off exercise or swearing you'll start eating healthier tomorrow -- here's your wake up call. A new study says diabetes in midli...

Doing This Exercise May Boost Brain Function In Older Adults

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 08.19.2014 | Fifty

Seeking some inner peace? A new study suggests that hatha yoga not only helps you relax, but also may boost brain function in older adults. Researc...

Yagana Shah

Internet Use May Protect Your Brain Against Aging | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty

Turns out, your smartphone isn't so bad for you after all. In fact, it may help protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline. Brazilian...

Yagana Shah

Take These Supplements To Possibly Protect Against Alzheimer's | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.16.2014 | Fifty

It might be a tough pill to swallow, but it's well worth it. While you may avoid fish oil supplements, fearing the fishy aftertaste or the off-putting...

Yagana Shah

Sleep THIS Long To Keep Your Brain From Aging Faster | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty

Sure, we've heard that sleeping with your makeup on or sleeping with your face smushed into your pillow can cause you to age. But a new study says, it...

Yagana Shah

Study Determines The Ideal Amount Of Sleep For Those Over 50 | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.17.2014 | Fifty

If you've been tossing and turning more and more as you age but keep writing it off as a normal part of aging, think again. Both quality and quantity ...

Yagana Shah

What Putting A Name With A Face Says About How Well You're Aging | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.28.2014 | Fifty

As you get older, you might find yourself worried that your so-called "senior moments" could be more than just forgetfulness. A misplaced set of keys ...

Work Longer, Think Longer: Why Your Brain Loves the Economic Crisis

Tracy Alloway, PhD and Ross Alloway, PhD | Posted 06.08.2014 | Science
Tracy Alloway, PhD and Ross Alloway, PhD

Thanks to the economic crisis, the American dream of retirement in our 60s is dead or dying. Eighty is the new 60. But is this really that bad of an outcome? Your brain sees a silver lining.

Why The Alzheimer's Epidemic Hits Women Hardest

Next Avenue | Sherri Snelling | Posted 04.01.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Sherri Snelling More than 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and a new report by the Alzhe...

3 Easy Ways To Whip Your Brain Into Shape

Next Avenue | Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.19.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Sandra Bond Chapman Our brain changes every day. We can feel when it is firing on all cylinders and our thoughts con...

Can You Detect Your Partner's Feelings Without Seeing His Or Her Face?

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.10.2013 | Fifty

Younger adults are more adept at reading emotion in their partner's face than older adults. But when the partner isn't present, older and younger adul...

The Good News About Aging And Forgetfulness

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 08.08.2013 | Fifty

Ever forget where you put your keys? Researchers say memory troubles are common as you grow older, but they aren't necessarily an inevitable part of a...

The Mediterranean Diet's 4 Health Benefits For Post 50s

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.21.2013 | Fifty

Built on a foundation of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fish, the Mediterranean diet has been associated with everything from increased longevit...