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Memory and the brain

In my last post, I talked about the relationship between the mind and the brain in very general and abstract terms. This discussion was spawned by considerations upon the complex relationship between the size of the hippocampus (a brain region typically associated with memory ability) and episodic memory. 262 more words


Cognitive Decline

I have several ideas for blog posts running through my mind, but as I sat here suddenly all confused trying to figure out just how I was supposed to make a new document (something I should be able to do without thinking) I decided now is the time to speak about this subject as I know I’m by far not the only one who suffers with this. 803 more words

Dietary Flavanols Reverse Age-Related Memory Decline

Dietary cocoa flavanols—naturally occurring bioactives found in cocoa—reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults, according to a study led by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) scientists. 842 more words


Tony reblogged this on One Regular Guy Writing about Food, Exercise and Living Longer and commented:

“When we imaged our research subjects’ brains, we found noticeable improvements in the function of the dentate gyrus in those who consumed the high-cocoa-flavanol drink,” says lead author Adam M. Brickman, PhD, an associate professor of neuropsychology at the Taub Institute.

Keeping your Aging Brain Sharp

I’ve joked with my uncle about his ‘senior moments’. For instance, we’ll be in the middle of a conversation and although he is tuned in, at times he is not able to quickly respond. 361 more words

Weight Management

Keeping it Sharp

“A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”

You could be wasting yours away. Research on Alzheimer’s disease shows that damage and brain changes begin years before symptoms of cognitive decline appear. 495 more words

Health Tips


It’s the time of year again when we start looking forward to what a new year will bring as well as saying goodbye to the recent past of the old year. 939 more words

Choices In Retirement