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Higher early life intellectual ability is associated with better physical functioning in older age

Taina Poranen-Clark is a PhD student at University of Jyväskylä. Her special research interest is in the interrelation of cognitive and physical functioning during the life-course. 270 more words

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Boost! How exercise improves mental health

It’s not news to anybody that physical activity can make you feel good. From strengthening the heart and bones to increasing muscle tone and reducing body fat, we know that movement is good for physical health, but what about mental health? 497 more words


The Reluctant Caregiver: When the Brain is Living in Another Time

Recently, when Mom asked me the date — as she often does — she said, “Cathy’s birthday is tomorrow.”

Cathy was Mom’s first cousin who was raised by Mom’s parents from the age of four.   417 more words

Three-day week perfect for over 40s

It helps them keep sharp. Well long weekends are something I’ve espoused for years so it’s nice to see some scientific evidence.

Economic researchers in Japan (where there is a culture of long hours and… 340 more words


A Day in the Life of...

We’ve all heard the urban legends of men refusing to stop and ask directions, preferring instead to drive around all day in hopes of happening upon their destination. 921 more words


Do vampires know something we don't?

Injecting/transfusing yourself with the blood of virgins (Kim Jong II and Pope Innocent VIII – well maybe not so innocent as blood donors all died), … 239 more words


Teeth Loss Increases Risk of Reduced Cognitive Function - Study

Regular readers know that cognitive impairment has my total attention as three of my family members suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and/or plain dementia. While I have written a number of posts covering various aspects of cognition and cognitive impairment I confess surprise upon learning of a correlation between losing teeth and diminishing mental facilities. 446 more words