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Walking Speed May Predict Dementia

Seniors whose walking slowed by as little as 0.1 percent a year were 47 percent more likely to decline cognitively.

Less REM-Stage Sleep Linked to Dementia Risk

People older than 60 that get less rapid eye movement (REM) sleep may have a greater risk of developing dementia.

Moderate Exercise Guards Against Depression

A mere one hour of exercise a week reduced depression in 12 percent of Norwegian study participants.

Pink Noise While Asleep Helps Memory

Random sound with more bass than white noise—known as pink noise—improved sleep brainwave patterns linked to memory retention in older adults.

Walking Reduces Symptoms of Dementia

After six months of hour-long walks three times a week, patients with early symptoms of dementia found it easier to focus and make decisions.

DHA Boosts Elder Brain Function

Researchers have discovered that regularly taking DHA improves brain function in older adults with mild cognitive impairment.

Silence De-Stresses the Brain

Studies increasingly link noisy surroundings to stress hormones and cognitive difficulties in children.

Nature’s Colors Aid Focus and Accuracy

Taking 30-second computer breaks to view a photo of a flowering meadow on a rooftop helped college students focus longer and make fewer errors.

Channel-Surfing Couch Potatoes May Lose Cognitive Skills

People that as young adults watched lots of TV and barely exercised had significantly lower cognitive skills later in life.

Feel Young, Live Long

British scientists report that seniors that feel at least three years younger than their chronological age have almost half the early death rate of those that say they feel more than a year older.
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