A new study suggests that being intellectually engaged does nothing to slow cognitive decline, but it does start the decline from a higher point.
You're more likely to know a word but not be able to produce it as you get older. Keeping fit could minimise these lapses.
Challenging and training your brain is important to prevent dementia risk.
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Although we can’t change our age or genetic profile, there are fortunately several lifestyle changes we can make that will reduce our dementia risk.
A new study has assessed the links between cholesterol and cognitive function.
Doctors’ visits can be overwhelming for older people.
More than 47 million people age 65 and older live in the US, and many need help accessing health care. Here are some questions that grown children should ask their parents' doctors.
Most people view ageing as negative. But, research shows, there's actually a lot to be positive about.
Expectant mothers have long complained of inattention, forgetfulness and reduced cognitive functioning during pregnancy. They weren’t wrong.
New research has found mums can expect to experience cognitive changes during pregnancy.
Family members often become primary caregivers for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease.
The first clinical trial examining a drug to treat Alzheimer's was begun 30 years ago. There is still no cure and no known way to prevent the disease. Two factors may contribute to that.
A society which values people with dementia is one that values people in general – something we should be running towards, not away from.
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A certain amount of cognitive decline with age is inevitable, but there are ways to radically slow this decline.
Engaging in cognitively stimulating activities can help build your resilience to cognitive decline.
Activities that engage your brain, such as learning a new language and completing crosswords, as well as having high levels of social interaction, can reduce your risk of dementia.
Our expert explains how our bodies' many complex systems deteriorate, leading to an increased risk of falling.
We’re more likely to recall memories and information we’ve used frequently rather than those obtained at a particular age.
People with dementia judge the passage of time differently, and can access remote memories from many decades ago while being unable to remember events of the past few hours.
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