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What Arts, Crafts and Computer Use Might Do for Your Mind
Book clubs, painting classes and computer games are just a few fun ways to spend retirement. And such mind-engaging activities may also do wonders for older people's mental health.
These Medications Posed Risks for Dementia Patients
Treating and caring for patients with dementia is often difficult, and medications are seen as a way to help manage behavior. What happens when those medications may also pose health risks?
How Your Gender Could Affect Your Brain Health
In the search for what causes and signals Alzheimer's disease, scientists have often looked to genes. New evidence, however, points to gender.
These Healthy Choices Might Reduce Dementia Risk
Many people exercise and eat healthily to improve their overall physical health, but those habits might also boost mental health.
Less Medication, More Care for Dementia Patients
Caring for a family member with dementia can be difficult. A structured treatment plan, however, may help you and your loved one.
Does Your Kid Play Football? Maybe He Should Wait 'Til He's Older
Letting young kids get out and play is great for their health, but parents may want to wait until their kids are a bit older before letting them play football — or at least only let them play touch football.
Anticholinergics May Carry Surprising Risk for Older Adults
Medications for allergies, depression and incontinence can be lifesavers. However, they may have some surprising effects on mental health.
These Unexpected Symptoms May Signal Alzheimer's
Conventional wisdom holds that Alzheimer's starts with small memory slips — but new evidence suggests that other mental health symptoms may signal this disease.
Staying Fit to Stay Sharp
Memory and thinking tend to slow down in older adults, but those who stay physically active may keep their minds running smoothly.
Another Reason to Brush: Tooth Loss May Mean Later Health Issues
Keep that dental hygiene up — losing your teeth could mean you’ll slow down more quickly in old age.