Anemia and Dementia Risks

Anemia may increase the risk of dementia, according to a large study recently in Neurology. Older people are more likely to develop anemia (a low level of red...

Blood Sugar and Dementia

Even if you don’t have diabetes, elevated blood sugar may increase the risk of dementia, suggested a study in the New England Journal of Medicine in August....

Falling Dementia Rates

Dementia rates have dropped by more than 20 percent during the past two decades, according to a large study of people ages 65 and older in England...

Does Hearing Loss Harm Thinking?

It’s estimated that 48 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss, which increases with age. Most go untreated, largely due to the high cost of hearing...

Can Supplements Improve Memory?

Few things are more unnerving than the memory lapses most of us experience as we grow older. Younger people forget things all the time, of course, but...

Should You Be Tested for Alzheimer’s?

As I’ve gotten older, my memory is certainly not what it used to be. If you also feel you’ve become more forgetful, you may be tempted by...

Can Coconut Oil Treat Alzheimer’s?

Millions of people around the world, including thousands of scientists, are desperately seeking a good treatment for Alzheimer’s disease—or, almost beyond hope, a cure. So it’s no wonder...

Why Did I Come in Here?

If you sometimes forget why you went into a room—was it to make a phone call, look something up on the Internet, take something out of the...

Keeping Your Memory in Shape

As we grow older, we all worry about having “senior moments” that last more than a moment. That’s why brain-training programs have become a big business. Can...

How Exercise Boosts Your Brain

Research has shown that aerobic exercise, the kind that enhances cardiovascular fitness, can help older people stay sharp and improve problem-solving skills and other mental abilities. A few...
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