While some people are young at heart, others feel older than their age — and a recent study finds that this ‘subjective age’ may reflect brain aging. Researchers found that elderly people who feel younger than their age had a younger estimated brain age, compared with those who felt their age, or older than their age. The study is the first to find a link between brain aging and subjective age.
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How do you define your life’s purpose? This article provides some thought-provoking questions to get you started.
Napping in the afternoon boosts cognition, especially word-recall. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, the ideal nap should last between 20 to 40 minutes. Limiting the amount of time you nap will help you avoid feeling groggy after you wake up and will ensure you don’t have trouble falling asleep at night. So when your eyelids […]
Short day-time naps are restorative, brain-boosting and don’t have to interfere with a good night’s sleep.
Researchers found that eating a Mediterranean diet slows some changes in the brain that may indicate early Alzheimer’s disease. Study results point out a lifestyle change could help reduce the risk of this type of age-related dementia.
You can enjoy this versatile recipe as a vegetarian entree or adapt it by adding some chicken for a heartier meal.
Not many mothers and young sons are exercise partners which is why you need to meet Melodie and Howie Griffin.
Researchers warn pregnant women and their children to avoid drinking too many sodas, as excessive amounts of sugar in these drinks can negatively impact memory and learning. However, consuming fruits appears to be beneficial for cognitive development, the study reports.
Sitting too much is linked to changes in a section of the brain that is critical for memory, according to a preliminary study by UCLA researchers of middle-aged and older adults.
It doesn’t matter if it’s Spanish, Arabic, French or even sign-language. Concentrated efforts to learn a second language will be rewarded with new cognitive skill acquisition and a delay of cognitive decline in old age.