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How Arts and Crafts Can Protect Your Brain

Have you been itching to take up a new hobby? To finally learn how to use a pottery wheel or take that photography class at the local community college? There’s no time like the present to pick up …

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What Makes ‘SuperAgers’ So Unique? (Hint: Whales and Elephants Have It, Too)

At 107 years old, Edythe Kirchmaier has a blemish-free driving record, continues to volunteer at the non-profit, Direct Relief International, and is Facebook’s oldest user. In a world where more and m…

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2 Good Reasons to Get Grandma Online

As soon as Bruce and Esther Huffman bought a shiny new laptop, their granddaughter, Mindy, taught them how to record a video using the built-in webcam—or so she thought. Here's what happened, a little…

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This Part of Your Brain Defies Aging

Once we go "over the hill," the aging process is typically associated with inexorable physical and mental decline. But researchers recently uncovered promising indications that there's at least one pa…

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Simple Habits Can Help Prevent Alzheimer’s, Says New Study

The notion of being able to prevent or minimize cognitive decline as we age by engaging in healthy lifestyle behaviors—exercising, eating right, staying mentally active—is both alluring and highly-deb…

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6 Everyday Habits for Better Brain Health

June 2014 is the first-ever Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, an ideal time for all of us to take stock of whether our daily routines are enhancing or degrading the health of the all-important or…

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The Brain Benefits of Bilingualism

In an increasingly connected world, the everyday advantages of being able to speak multiple languages are easy to recognize. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, bilingualism…

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How Your Sleep Habits Are Aging Your Brain

Sleeping too much or too little can have a lasting impact on the health of your brain, according to a new study published in the May issue of The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. An inve…

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Top 15 Concerns About Aging

The aging process is often accepted with a combination of humorous resignation—it's not a fun process, but it definitely beats the alternative, right? The truth of this statement varies from person to…

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Can Cartoon Videos Make You Feel Better About Memory Loss?

Laughing in the face of danger is an oft-touted courage-building technique, but learning to laugh in the face of dementia may seem downright impossible — if not a bit uncouth. Families affected by …

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