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Cognitive Decline

4 Tips For Alzheimer's Prevention

Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. | Posted 07.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D.

Again, we don't have total control over whether or not dementia develops. But taking care of your brain now can only improve your quality of life today, as well as in the future.

When a father's day is done - "The Father" - "The Outgoing Tide" - "Robot & Frank"

Joseph Cooper | Posted 06.14.2016 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Father: To help me do what? I don't need her. I don't need anyone. Daughter: We have to talk, Dad. Father: That's what we're doing, isn't it? ...

Shift Work Really Can Mess With Your Head

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living

When the Labor Department announced earlier this week it will extend overtime protections to millions of additional workers starting Dec. 1, advocates...

Inflammation May Hold Key to Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 05.04.2016 | Science
Howard Fillit, MD

A new study poses an intriguing question: Does gum disease accelerate cognitive decline in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease? The answer may be found in inflammation.

An Olive a Day? The Preventive Power of the Mediterranean Diet

Richard W. Besdine, M.D. | Posted 03.23.2016 | Fifty
Richard W. Besdine, M.D.

You've probably never left a doctor's appointment with a prescription for extra virgin olive oil, almonds, pasta, or a glass of red wine, but one day you might. In fact, I hope that day will come very soon.

5 Delicious Recipes To Help Ward Off Alzheimer's Disease

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.29.2016 | Fifty

Maintaining a quick mind is one of the most important parts of successful and healthy aging. Playing brain games like solving crosswords or puzzles, a...

Staying Behind The Wheel As You Age May Help You Stay Sharp

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.26.2016 | Fifty

Whether you're 16 or 66, driving a car gives one a strong sense of independence. It lets you socialize, stay connected with the world and prevents iso...

Scientists May Have Just Discovered The Key To Halting Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.11.2016 | Science

Curbing brain inflammation may help people treat and prevent Alzheimer's disease, according to a landmark new study. Researchers at the University of ...

Netflix Binging Could Have One Major Health Consequence

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.03.2015 | Healthy Living

Sitting on your couch marathoning the entire first season of "Narcos" might seem like a harmless enough way to spend a weekend. But according to new r...

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 05.20.2016 | 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 05.08.2016 | 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 05.08.2016 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...