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En español | What are you doing to keep your brain healthy? When it comes to our brain health,” we Latinos are not always so diligent. We can easily discuss diabetes, how to lower our cholesterol or how to relieve the pain of arthritis inherited from our grandmother. We diet to lose weight for our daughter’s upcoming wedding, we walk to find a cure for our friend’s cancer; but even though we know it’s important to keep our minds healthy, we don't always take steps to slow or prevent the cognitive diseases that can develop over time.
Mature woman at the gym
Want a cheap and easy way to improve your brain health? Try lifting weights a couple times a week.
Two senior black women exercising together
For years, doctors have recommended exercise as one of the best ways to keep our brains healthy as we age. Now new research finds that regular sustained exercise may be able to slow or even reverse the biological changes that cause dementia. What’s more, exercise may even be an effective treatment for those with Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia.
Insulin shot
Having diabetes or prediabetes in midlife is linked to memory problems later in life, according to new research published in Annals of Internal Medicine. In fact,  diabetes appears to age the brain about five years faster than normal aging.
MRI scan of the brain
An MRI scan can detect signs of cognitive decline in the brain before symptoms of memory loss appear, according to a new study published in the online journal Radiology. This new use of a well-known technique has the potential to be used in the very early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
B. Smith, interviewed by AARP in 2010
Former model and restaurateur Barbara Smith, better known to her fans as B. Smith, has revealed that she has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
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T Michael Harty, 59, works out every day. But he doesn't use elliptical trainers, weight machines or stationary bicycles.
Alzheimer's affecting women disproportionately for getting disease and caring for those with dementia
If you are a woman, a new report from the Alzheimer's Association might just jolt you upright. Consider:
Kris Kristofferson
Kris Kristofferson's career as a singer-songwriter spans nearly 50 years, and his career as an actor nearly that, so it saddened me a little to learn that he's struggling just a bit with memory loss.
Joe Lieberman official portrait
Do you remember this politician? His face is so familiar, but what the heck was his name?
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