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Seniors Who Suffer Mental Declines May Face Earlier Death: Study

Seniors with mild symptoms of mental decline may face a higher risk of dying earlier than those with no thinking or memory problems, new Mayo Clinic research suggests.
Thinking, Memory Problems Tied to Blockages in Neck Artery

Blockage of the carotid artery in the neck appears to increase the odds for memory and thinking problems, a new study indicates.
Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study

Older adults who show signs of apathy tend to have a smaller brain volume than their peers with more vim and vigor, a new study suggests.
Gene Variant May Double Alzheimer's Risk for Women: Study

Having a copy of a certain gene variant increases women's risk for Alzheimer's disease much more than it does for men, a new study indicates.
Naps Enhance Learning for Young Children, Study Says

Naps play a crucial role in helping infants and preschoolers remember things they've just learned, according to new research.
Aerobic Exercise May Help Older Women at Risk for Dementia

Regular aerobic workouts increase the size of the brain's memory area in older women and may help slow the progression of dementia, according to a small new study.
Poor Sleep Tied to Mental Decline in Older Men

Poor sleep is tied to a higher risk of mental decline in older men, according to a new study.
Your Mentally Stimulating Job May Help Keep You Sharp in Retirement

Jobs that make good use of your intellect might have another benefit down the line -- a sharper mind long after retirement.
Jury Still Out on Routine Dementia Screening for Seniors

There's not yet enough evidence to support screening all older adults for dementia or a less severe condition called "mild cognitive impairment," according to a statement released Monday by the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
Diabetes in Middle Age May Cause Memory Problems Later

People who develop type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure in middle age appear more likely to suffer brain damage that can contribute to dementia as they grow older, a new study finds.

 

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