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A woman getting her blood pressure checked at a doctor's office
Most people know that high blood pressure can lead to heart attacks and strokes. But it also may put you at risk for cognitive decline and dementia.
A man sitting outside in a chair and reading a book
Judging by a spike in book sales and the demand for library e-books, many Americans have turned to reading to help cope during the pandemic.
A group of women smiling together after finishing a breast cancer awareness race
The U.S. now has about 17 million cancer survivors. So what can they do to stay healthy, both mentally and physically, as they age?
An overhead view of a butternut squash on a table
Many of us downsized our holiday celebrations this year, but we’re still making traditional dishes that bring us comfort and joy.
A smiling woman putting a hearing aid in her ear
Research shows that hearing loss is a risk factor for dementia, and it’s been linked to a greater risk of cognitive decline, depression and falls.
Two women wearing face masks walking and social distancing outside
Here’s another unhealthy trend we can blame on the pandemic: Many of us are walking less. And not just Americans, according to reports.
An up-close view of several different types of candy
A growing number of studies have suggested that high sugar consumption seems to affect the brain and its ability to learn and remember information.
A close up of older hands holding an old photo of a young man
Understanding differences between individuals is crucial for understanding how memory functions or declines in older adults, researchers say.
Two smiling women doing water aerobics in a pool
Aerobic exercise — which gets your heart pumping out more oxygen-carrying blood — may play a role in improving your thinking and memory skills.
A woman getting a vaccine shot from a female medical professional
Two new studies find that getting a flu shot and the pneumonia vaccine may also lower people’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
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