We know that exercising your body can make your muscles and heart stronger. Increasingly, research shows that exercising your mind can make your brain more powerful, too.
Recent studies affirm that statins protect your brain as well as your heart, erasing prior concerns about possible links between the drug and memory loss – good news in the battle against heart attack and stroke.
Some memory changes are normal as people get older. Find out how you can tell if it’s normal aging or Alzheimer’s disease, and when to talk to your doctor.
We’ve all heard of the forgetfulness and language problems that can signal Alzheimer’s. But when this disease strikes adults under 65, it can arrive with unexpected and puzzling symptoms – like unexplained clumsiness.
A new study shows that eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, like those in the Mediterranean diet, may help preserve memory and thinking abilities later in life.
It makes sense that staying active mentally and physically as we age keeps our minds sharper. Now research backs it up, showing that activity improves brain function in older adults.
A new report from the Alzheimer’s Association reveals an alarming growth of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia: a 68 percent rise in death rates from these conditions from 2000 to 2010.
Curbing your sugar intake could help keep your memory sharp.
If you have an aging mother, encourage her to visit her doctor regularly. Holly L. Thacker, MD, talks about ways to help your mom — and you, too — stay healthy as you both age.
Older drivers are more likely than younger drivers to be involved in multi-vehicle crashes. Do you have an older family member whose safety behind the wheel is a concern? Find out what their affects safety and how to broach the topic.