030223 Cognitive Health and Older Adults part 4 Stay Connected with Social Activities

Cognitive health  — the ability to clearly think, learn, and remember — is an important component of performing everyday activities. Cognitive health is just one aspect of overall brain health.

270123 Cognitive Health and Older Adults part 3

270123 Cognitive Health and Older Adults part 3 physical activity clinical trials Cognitive health  — the ability to clearly think, learn, and remember — is an important component of performing everyday activities. Cognitive health is just one aspect of overall brain health. Learn more about diet and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.270123 Be Physically Active Being physically … Continue reading 270123 Cognitive Health and Older Adults part 3

141022 When to visit the doctor for memory loss

Many older adults worry about their memory and other thinking abilities. For example, they might be concerned about taking longer than before to learn new things, or they may sometimes forget to pay a bill. These changes are usually signs of mild forgetfulness — often a normal part of aging — not serious memory problems.

071022 Dementia and aging

Dementia is not a normal part of aging. It includes the loss of cognitive functioning — thinking, remembering, learning, and reasoning — and behavioral abilities to the extent that it interferes with a person's quality of life and activities. Memory loss, though common, is not the only sign of dementia. People with dementia may also have problems with language skills, visual perception, or paying attention. Some people have personality changes.

300922 Mild cognitive impairment

Some older adults have a condition called mild cognitive impairment, or MCI, meaning they have more memory or other thinking problems than other people their age. People with MCI can usually take care of themselves and do their normal activities. MCI may be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease, but not everyone with MCI will develop Alzheimer's.

230922 Memory Forgetfulness, and Aging: What’s Normal and What’s Not?

Many older adults worry about their memory and other thinking abilities. For example, they might be concerned about taking longer than before to learn new things, or they may sometimes forget to pay a bill. These changes are usually signs of mild forgetfulness — often a normal part of aging — not serious memory problems.

Physical activity associated with slower cognitive decline in people with high levels of tau protein

Engaging in high or medium levels of physical activity was associated with slower rates of cognitive decline in people with high or low levels of tau, compared to those with little physical activity. Led by researchers from the Rush University Medical Center, the findings were published in JAMA Network Open on Aug. 11. The researchers noted that measuring levels of tau, a protein that is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, in the blood could help identify people who might benefit from early intervention to slow cognitive decline.

140121 Tips for wearing a face mask and glasses with hearing aids

If you wear glasses, use hearing aids, and during this COVID-19 pandemic, also wear a mask, this piece is for you! This is longer than the normal one from me, but it is highly informative and I urge you to read it through to make the day easier when combining all three of the aforementioned articles.