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Identifying the Neural Signature of Healthy Brain Aging

A new study reports the ability to modulate brain activity when it comes to shutting off processes irrelevant to a task may be compromised in older people. Younger people efficiently engage brain processes necessary to perform a task, while at … Continue reading

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Nutrition Linked to Intelligence and Brain Health in Older People

A new study links the consumption of lutein, a pigment found in leafy greens, to crystallized intelligence in older adults. A study of older adults links consumption of a pigment found in leafy greens to the preservation of “crystallized intelligence,” … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Diet May Have Lasting Effects on Brain Health

A new study reports older people who followed a Mediterranean diet retained more brain volume during a 3 year period than those who didn’t. A new study shows that older people who followed a Mediterranean diet retained more brain volume … Continue reading

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Healthy Brain Aging Linked to Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids in the Blood

Researchers add to evidence that omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids promote health brain aging. Two new studies link patterns of polyunsaturated fatty acids in the blood to the integrity of brain structures and cognitive abilities that are known … Continue reading

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Mentally Challenging Activities Key to Healthy Brain Aging

Individuals who participated in high challenge activities like quilting and photography showed enhanced brain activity, according to a new Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience report. One of the greatest challenges associated with the growing numbers of aged adults is how to … Continue reading

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Physical Activity andHealthy Aging

Aging is the progressive deterioration at the cellular, tissue, and organ level that leadsto loss of homeostasis, decreased ability to adapt to internal or external stimuli, andincreased vulnerability to disease and death. Visible imprints of aging are loss of quantityand … Continue reading

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Glucose, Insulin, and Human Brain Aging

The dramatic rise in the number and proportion of older persons since the beginning of this century has forced attention on research into aging and has encouraged the search for new forms of health service delivery to older persons. Human … Continue reading

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Let Your Brain Rest: Boredom Can Be Good For Your Health

From inspiring creativity to promoting overall brain health, researchers say it’s important to embrace boredom from time to time. The human brain is a powerful tool. Always on, the brain is thinking and dealing with decisions and stressors and subconscious … Continue reading

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Healthy brain development is a human right

Researchers state healthy brain development should be considered a human right, not a privilege for the elite. Youths incarcerated in the U.S jail system are not having their cognitive and emotional development needs met, the study reports. We know that … Continue reading

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Why Playing a Musical Instrument Can Protect Brain Health

Findings could help to develop new neuro-rehabilitation interventions through musical training. A recent study conducted at Baycrest Health Sciences has uncovered a crucial piece into why playing a musical instrument can help older adults retain their listening skills and ward … Continue reading

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