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Can Exercise Slow Cognitive Decline?

Experts in aging and Alzheimer’s disease are conducting a national clinical study to determine if exercise may be an effective non-drug intervention for maintaining cognitive fitness. 589 more words

Exercise

Words and Stuff

“I know words. I have the best words.” – Оранжевый Оверлорд

I’ve always been a very intelligent person.

I know, I know… People who like to talk about how smart they are generally are pretty stupid, especially if they mention their “high” IQ.

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Mental Illness

The Death Rate from Alzheimer’s Disease Is Climbing

As the U.S. population continues to age, experts say rates of Alzheimer’s disease, a neurodegenerative condition that involves memory loss, will rise as well. Already, researchers say that deaths from Alzheimer’s are increasing. 185 more words

Understanding Cognitive Decline Among Hemodialysis Patients

One of the greatest losses in life comes while watching a previously witty and thoughtful loved one lose the things that make them, them. I suspect most people can relate to that sentiment – and some folks have probably experienced it in a much more intimate way than others. 545 more words

Commentary

#ReluctantCaregiver: Dimensions of dementia

Today my Mom thought she was in the town where she grew up.  Everyone she saw, she thought had some connection to her hometown.  It doesn’t matter that she hasn’t lived there in 40 years — that’s where her mind resides today. 983 more words

Aging

Drinking Tea could help Stave Off Cognitive Decline

Tea is one of the most popular beverages in the United States; in 2015, more than 3.6 billion gallons of tea were consumed in the country, with black tea being the favorite. 553 more words

Steve Cavellier

Rapid middle age blood pressure drops linked to dementia in old age - Study

Regular readers know how much I follow developments in the study of the brain. Here is some fresh fascinating info from Johns Hopkins.

Summary: Researchers report orthostatic hypotension could cause lasting damage to the brain because it can reduce blood flow to the brain. 536 more words

Blood Pressure