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Category: Prevention and Wellness

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Volunteering Helps Your Community. It May Also Help Your Brain.
Older men and women who gave their time to volunteer work had better memory and thinking skills than their peers…
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The Best Fat for Your Brain
Opting for olive oil rather than processed fats or oils may be good for your brain, according to a new…
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A Reminder: Have a Regular Eye Exam
Good vision may be one important factor for good brain health, according to a new report. The findings build on…
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Why Friends Are So Important for Healthy Aging
Having a network of friends and family is critical for staying mentally sharp in old age, a growing body of…
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A Little of This Goes a Long Way
Feeling guilty about taking that afternoon nap? Don’t be. Napping may be good for the brain, according to a new…
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What Walking May Do for Your Brain
Walking several times a week may help to keep memory sharp as we age, even if we don’t start exercising…
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Good diet good for brain health
Does Gut Health = Brain Health?
Could changing your diet play a role in slowing or even preventing the onset of Alzheimer’s disease? We’re one step…
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Regular Internet Use May Help Protect Against Dementia
Exchanging emails with friends, posting on Facebook or Instagram, booking a vacation on a Web site or shopping online may…
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Why Deep Sleep Is Critical for Brain Health
Deep slumber may help guard against memory loss and the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease, according to two new reports. The…
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Tai Chi for brain health
Looking for a gentle form of exercise that may provide a workout for the brain? Try tai chi. The slow,…
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Fiber as Brain Food
Getting plenty of fiber is recommended for digestive health. But a high-fiber diet may also be good for your brain.…
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Eat Foods With This Nutrient for Better Brain Health
Eating foods rich in magnesium, a mineral found in nuts and seeds, leafy greens, whole grains, beans and other foods,…
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Let the Sunshine In
As the weather warms and the days grow longer, it may be a good idea to take a loved one…
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The Healing Power of Music
Music may help to ease the stress of living with advanced Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new report. Nursing home…
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Look to the Mediterranean for Foods That Are Good for the Brain
More good news on the food and Alzheimer’s front. A new study found that the brains of people who eat…
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These Supplements May Lower Your Dementia Risk
Older people who took vitamin D supplements were less likely to develop dementia, according to a new report. The brain…
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Alcohol and Alzheimer’s – How Much is Too Much?
Having one or two drinks a day may help to lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a…
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6 Minutes to Better Brain Health
Just six minutes of high-intensity exercise may be good for the brain, according to a new report. The study found…
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6 Ways to Help Keep Your Memory Sharp
Memory typically declines with age, but engaging in healthy lifestyle activities can help to keep the memory sharp into old…
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Go for the Green
Spending time in green spaces may be good for the brain, according to a new report. The study found that…
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Rainbows Are Good For Brain Health
Older women and men who eat foods high in flavonols, the compounds found in many fruits, vegetables, tea and wine,…
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The Secrets to Successful Aging 
What are the secrets to aging well? A large new study from Canada has identified several factors that may increase…
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This Medical Device Might Be Good for the Brain
Scientists increasingly recognize the importance of good hearing for brain health. In terms of modifiable risk factors for developing dementia,…
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Visit This Doctor for Better Brain Health
As many as 100,000 cases of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia could have been better managed or even…
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