Recent research suggests that geezers like me need to get out and socialize more in order to prevent dementia, but common sense — and a surging pandemic — tells me an addled brain is the least of my worries.
While COVID-19 has exacted a huge toll on those coping with a chronic disease, few have suffered more than older adults struggling with dementia.
Danish researchers suggest that my diminutive stature as a youth makes it more likely I’ll develop dementia. I think they may be short-sighted.
For this drug-averse geezer, recent research suggesting that long-term use of certain pharmaceuticals may contribute to dementia makes me even less likely to follow my doctor’s advice.
At my age, I’m often at a loss when trying to retrieve some bit of information from my memory banks. A new study suggests brain games and other mentally stimulating activities may help — sort of.
A casual conversation takes a fatalistic turn, challenging my belief in the infinite moment.
Tending to your cardiovascular health may ward off dementia in seniors, a recent study says.
With winter delivering a series of knockout blows, my interest in hibernation gets a boost from an unexpected source.
Will simple absent-mindedness soon be classified as pre-Alzheimer’s?
Recent research links negative perceptions of aging to dementia, but that’s not the only reason to stay upbeat as you grow old.
For more than a decade, we’ve been led to believe that the fruit of the vine may extend our life span. New research suggests it may be a bit more complicated than that.
The aging brain thrives on a healthy diet and vigorous exercise, but the real key to long-term mental acuity may simply depend on a roll of the genetic dice.
Breakthroughs in understanding dementia are leading to new healthcare approaches. Nutrition, lifestyle, and sleep may be the keys to prevention.
A new study suggests movement and meditation may conquer dementia and depression. My own experience suggests it promotes an odd sort of conviviality.
A new study suggests a variation on the Mediterranean diet may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s.
A new study suggests that my hearing problems could cause my brain to give up some of its cognitive functions.
It took me awhile to buy into the whole smartphone craze, but new research suggests it might be just the thing my aging brain needs to stay sharp.
A renowned functional-medicine neurologist says we are suffering an epidemic of neurological illnesses. And the best cure may be at the end of our forks.
Five ways that staff writer and resident "gym rat" Maggie Fazeli Fard is beefing up her brain.
My distaste for olives probably will not affect my life span.
Dementia has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S., so why is it declining in Sweden?