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Brain health is important to monitor as we age, including when you're in your 50s. Here are a few strategies to strengthen your gray cells.
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You've probably never discussed your brain with your doctor, and they've probably never brought it up. But it’s a conversation worth having. Here's why.
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Like your outward appearance, your brain goes through changes as you age. And while some changes are perfectly normal, others are not.
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Could the drug you take for insomnia, depression or bladder problems put you at greater risk for mental decline, or even dementia?
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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.
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Many of us downsized our holiday celebrations this year, but we’re still making traditional dishes that bring us comfort and joy.
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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.
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Understanding differences between individuals is crucial for understanding how memory functions or declines in older adults, researchers say.
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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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To substantially lower your risk of dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease, here’s a to-do list that a new study suggests may help.
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