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Brain Games that Ward Off “Senior Moments”

Growing older doesn’t mean you’ll get absent-minded. A growing body of research suggests that you can improve your mental well-being —and minimize those senior moments—by exercising your brain. Just like you do with your body, experts recommend a regular regimen of exercise to keep your brain strong and fit.A great place to explore these exercises is the Internet. Numerous websites offer problem-solving, memory challenges, and games to test your visual and auditory skills and help hone your memo...

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Does Better Hearing Help Prevent Memory Loss?

Hearing may play a much more important role in brain health than previously thought. A growing body of evidence suggests that hearing loss may increase the risk of dementia. And, that treating hearing loss with hearing aids may help stave off cognitive decline and dementia.The link between hearing loss and cognitive problems is becoming increasingly accepted. While scientists are still researching the link, one theory suggests that the effort of constantly straining to hear stresses the brain an...

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How is Your Memory Holding Up?

One of the best ways to preserve your memory is to know how memory works. What impacts your memory? What triggers your memory? Is it lack of attention, or lack of memory?Find out how much you know about how memory works by taking WebMD’s memory quiz. Not only will you learn some important tips to preserve your memory (take your blood pressure medicine, stay hydrated), but you’ll also learn when to get worried about a memory problem, and when not to. For the test, visit WebMd.

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Does Having Friends Make You Smarter?

Try to spend more time with your friends and family this week. It’s not just because it’s fun, it’s for your own health. A growing body of research suggests that socializing is not only key to maintaining your memory; it also helps ward off diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s.In a study published in the American Journal of Public Health, researchers studied more than 2,000 women over a span of four years. They reported that older women with larger groups of friends significantly reduced their...

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3 Foods That Make You Smarter

Can your diet make you smarter? Yes. A growing body of research shows that the foods we eat play an important role not only in our physical health, but also in our everyday brain function. In this post, we spotlight three foods that scientists say make us sharper by improving memory and increasing concentration.1. SalmonFatty fish —especially salmon, albacore tuna, and sardines — are packed with omega-3 fatty acids that are key for a healthy mind. Many experts believe DHA, one of the main omega-...

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The Case for Napping—Why an Afternoon Snooze Fights Memory Loss

Winston Churchill was right. The British leader famously insisted on a daily afternoon nap. Even during the height of World War II, Churchill scheduled meetings around his naps. More than 65 years later, scientific studies show that Churchill was absolutely correct in demanding a siesta. Naps — even very short ones — make you smarter. Numerous studies show that napping can help with learning and problem solving, and that a mid-day snooze can spark creativity in the right hemisphere of the brain....

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