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Brain fog can be a symptom of a poor diet, and these common foods are among the biggest culprits.
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Thanks, Mother Nature. Your delicious maple syrup may also be fuel for the brain. Here’s how its potent compounds may protect us from Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases.
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Turns out, a lot of what we’ve been told about keeping our brains healthy as we age is false. Let’s clear the air and find out what’ll actually help.
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Family and friends are both key players in our lives. But one group is a better indicator of health and happiness in older adults.
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Score one for books. Picking up a good page-turner is entertaining and great for your brain, not to mention your long-term health. Take that, Netflix.
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Nobody should be afraid to ask for advice — especially older adults in the company of younger peers. In fact, research suggests that reaching out for help leaves a good impression.
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A new program from AARP gives you the tools you need to strengthen your memory.
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There’s always tomorrow — except when a deadline’s come and gone. A psychologist explains why you can’t seem to kick yourself into action, and how to change course.
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Pings, whistles, rock melodies or Zen chimes. Whatever notification sound you’ve chosen for your cellphone — even vibrate — the effect is the same: your mind wanders.
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The humble, flavorful onion — it revs up your recipes and delivers protective nutrients to your brain.
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