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Working May Be Good for Your Brain
Having a paying job may help to keep the memory sharp in old age. A new study found that American…
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Can Engaging in Leisure Activities Lower Your Dementia Risk?
A number of studies have suggested that participating in leisure activities like playing cards or watching movies may help to…
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40 Percent of Alzheimer’s Cases Could Be Prevented or Delayed
While genetics, advancing age and other factors account for most cases of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study reported that 40…
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Good Ear Care May Be Good for Your Brain
Could ear wax be impairing your cognitive health? By impairing your hearing, it might. And experts say that we might…
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Brush, Floss and Visit the Dentist to Lower Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
In this time of social distancing and coronavirus concerns, here’s an important reminder to keep your dental health in check…
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How Music and Film Can Teach People About Alzheimer’s Disease
A college course that taught music and film and brought students into dementia care facilities shows how the arts can…
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Deep Sleep May Help Protect the Brain Against Alzheimer’s Onset
Sound, restorative sleep may help gird the brain against the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease, scientists report. And the more of…
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Flu Shot Vaccine
Flu and Pneumonia Vaccines May Help Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease
As coronavirus continues to pose a threat, it may be particularly important to get a flu shot this year. Influenza…
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Fish as Brain Food, Combating the Effects of Pollution
Air pollution is linked to an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, respiratory disease, cancer and early death. It has…
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5 Ways to Lower Your Alzheimer’s Risk
Adopting four of five healthy lifestyle measures may lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by up to 60 percent,…
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Modest Amounts of Fruits and Vegetables May Lower Your Alzheimer’s Risk
Eating fruits and vegetables may lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. And it may not take much: including in…
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Processed Meat and Starchy Foods, Particularly in Combination, May Raise Dementia Risk
French researchers report that diets high in processed meats and starchy foods, especially when they are consumed together, are tied…
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Stay Social! Being Alone Can Increase Your Alzheimer’s Risk
In this time of social distancing and coronavirus, a growing number of people find themselves isolated, lacking social interaction and…
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A Daily Aspirin May Have Limited Brain Benefits
Many people take a daily baby aspirin to lower their risk of heart disease, stroke, colon cancer and other ailments.…
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For a Younger Brain, Try Walking, Gardening, Swimming or Dancing
Older women and women who regularly engaged in physical activities like walking, gardening, swimming or dancing appeared to have larger…
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Moderate Drinking May Be Good for Your Brain
Moderate drinking may be good for the brain. Researchers found that older men and women who had a habit of…
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Aerobic Exercise Shows Brain Benefits for Those at Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
Healthy men and women at increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease showed brain benefits from a six-month aerobic workout program.…
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Eating Flavonols, Found in Fruits, Vegetables and Tea, May Lower Alzheimer’s Risk
Consuming foods and drinks high in flavonols, a group of compounds found in nearly all fruits and vegetables and in…
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Obesity may lead to Alzheimer's
Obesity at Midlife Tied to Increased Dementia Risk
Being obese in middle age may increase your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia later in…
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Reading and Writing May Be Good for the Brain
People who never learned to read or write have nearly three times greater risk of developing dementia than people who…
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Ski Study Shows How Exercise May Aid the Brain
A large analysis of nearly 200,000 competitive cross-country skiers confirms what many other studies have shown: physical activity not only…
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How Light May Help People with Alzheimer’s Disease
Exposure to bright light may improve sleep and ease depression and agitation in people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a…
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Trans Fats Tied to Increased Alzheimer’s Risk
People who have high levels of trans fats in their blood are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease years later,…
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New Guidelines Urge a Healthy Lifestyle to Prevent Dementia
Some basic health and lifestyle measures can help people reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms dementia,…
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