New research on older people has found an association between social isolation and lower brain volume.
Whether you’re a caregiver who heals and comforts, an artist striving to bring beauty to the canvas, or an activist who seeks to improve the world, finding a sense of purpose may help extend your life.
A new study has found that adults with mild cognitive decline show less brain shrinkage and better daily functioning from doing web-based crossword puzzles compared to playing video games.
Brain training has become a prominent and controversial subject across media, medical, and scientific fields. Revelation of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) as a result of
Hopeful new research highlights the benefits of a multifaceted lifestyle intervention for those suffering from age-related cognitive decline. In a series of clinical case studies
We’ve all heard grandma chiding us to eat our fresh veggies and fruits; “an apple a day keeps the doctor away!” Now scientific research offers
As a woman I often envy the speedy metabolism of my husband and sons. It seems they can devour half a cheesecake with little consequence,
The retirement home kitchen is bustling with activity. Staff members put the finishing touches on a delicious dinner prepared for the residents and their family
It has been estimated that half of all adults in the United States will develop a serious chronic disease in their lifetime, but what can
Eat Your Way Out of Cognitive Decline When I was a child I was told, “you are what you eat.” But somehow despite my constant
“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Or can you? Science has now upended what Grandpa used to tell us! The debate about whether
I went jogging with my mom the other day, and despite her looming three-quarter-century birthday coming up (75 for those non math-minded folks) she kept
February is here, Spring is right around the corner, and time is rushing by at breakneck speed. And yet. And yet I sat there in
It was the evening of January 1st, 2019 when my oldest son garnered the family’s attention at the dinner table. “It’s New Year’s Day,” he
Imagine it: Pounding headache, sour stomach, and fatigue like a heavy blanket willing me to close my eyes. Fifteen minutes before I needed to be
The March 2018 issue of Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry includes a compelling research study that just might convince you it’s true. Researchers