It’s a given that as we age, we process thoughts a little slower, things may seem a little fuzzier, and we realize that we’ve become more forgetful. Science tells us that this is inevitable. A normal, healthy, aging brain loses its ability to learn and remember, as well as it did in our younger days. … Continue reading When is the aging brain more than just simply aging?
If you’re intent on keeping dementia at bay, new research suggests you’ll need more than crossword puzzles, aerobic exercise and an active social life. In a study released Sunday, researchers found that older adults who did exercises to shore up the speed at which they processed visual information could cut by nearly half their likelihood … Continue reading “Brain training may forestall dementia onset for years, new study says”
Researchers at the University of South Florida say brain training exercises designed for improving memory can also help older adults hang on to their ability to drive…continue reading
Like muscles of the body, the brain is prone to decline, and atrophies as we age. White matter is the tissue through which messages pass between different areas of the brain. As white matter tracts break down, it becomes more difficult to process information. Researchers have found the health of white matter tracts can be …