Category: Memory

Aerobics for Brain Health?

To keep your brain healthy as well as your body, do aerobic exercise. The latest evidence for this was a small study published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience,...

Cholesterol & Brain Health

Desirable blood cholesterol levels may be as important for brain health as for heart health.The latest evidence comes from a recent study published in JAMA Neurology,...

Cognitive Training Benefits

The benefits of cognitive training in older people may last as long as a decade, according to a study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. In 2007 a large...

When Warning Labels Backfire

It’s often hard to keep information straight, even when it affects your health. A memorable example of this came from a Canadian study a few years ago, which asked...

Do ‘Brain Training’ Programs Work?

Home-based computerized brain training does not improve memory or other mental skills in cognitively healthy older people, according to an analysis of 51 studies...

Can We Stop Alzheimer’s?

William Jagust, MD, a professor of public health and neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley, studies Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Alzheimer’s is...

Brain Games Get Long-Deserved Scrutiny

If, as we’ve said many times, the marketing of dietary supplements is something like the Wild West, then the billion-dollar brain train­ing industry has been moving...

Can Diet Prevent Dementia?

It sounds almost too good 
to be true, but two recent
 studies have suggested that 
a pretty commonsense diet, appropriately called MIND
, can help prevent or...

An Easy Trick to Boost Your Memory

Want to increase the odds that you’ll remember something? Repeat it out loud—and to another person, suggests a Canadian study in the journal Consciousness and...

Fighting Dementia: Yes We Can

I lost my favorite uncle to Alzheimer’s disease almost a decade ago. And a few years ago a good friend was diagnosed with vascular dementia from multiple small strokes...