memory

A weighted blanket on a bed with a window in the background
One of the best things you can do for your brain is get more sleep, so what can you do to help that? Some experts say to try weighted blankets.
Various music notes on a blue background
Making and enjoying music can stimulate your brain, trigger memories and emotions, connect you with others, and enrich your life, according to a report.
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 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.
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.
A woman and girl picking fruit together outside
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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Women are twice as likely to get Alzheimer’s disease as men, but for years, doctors assumed that was simply because women lived longer. Now it appears there’s more to it.
Alzheimer's vs. Cognitive Aging infographic
The Institute of Medicine today released a groundbreaking new report that spells out what older Americans can do to keep their brains healthy into very old age, while offering insight into the lifestyle habits and medications that can lead to cognitive decline.
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