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How the Mediterranean Diet May Preserve Your Brain Power

It’s well-established that the Mediterranean diet is the best choice for heart health. But a recent study finds that adding nuts or olive oil to this diet could help protect your brain, too. Researchers in Barcelona, Spain recently found that when older adults supplemented their Mediterranean style of eating with extra olive oil or nuts, they … Read More

Why Do Some Boxers Develop Dementia and Some Don’t?

The boxing community has known for decades that repeated blows to a fighter’s head can result in permanent brain damage, resulting in dementia or Parkinson’s disease-like movement changes. The boxing community even has a name for it: punch-drunk. But while many notable fighters have developed these problems – along with depression and other neurological symptoms … Read More

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How You Can Deal With Excessive Worry and Lower Dementia Risk

Have you ever been so stressed and worried that you forgot an important doctor’s appointment or what you were planning to make for dinner? Imagine if you worried yourself so much for so long that your forgetfulness became dementia. It’s a distinct possibility, especially for women, says psychologist Amy Sullivan, PsyD, Director of Behavioral Medicine … Read More

How to Spot Epilepsy in Seniors When It Looks Like Dementia

The fastest-growing segment of epilepsy patients in the United States is over age 65, and their condition is potentially difficult to diagnose. One reason is that seniors often don’t experience epilepsy symptoms until these later years, and they rarely have convulsions. Instead, they have different, more understated symptoms, says epileptologist Andreas Alexopoulos, MD. These symptoms … Read More