Aging & Memory Loss: What You Need to Know
As we get older, it’s common to experience some minor memory loss. You’re watching Jeopardy! and the answer is right on the tip of your tongue, but you can’t think of it. Or you remember having your wallet or keys in your hand a few minutes ago, but now you can’t find them. Most seniors […]Read More
Why Do Some Seniors Have Memories as Sharp as People Nearly Half Their Age?
One 74-year-old grandmother is still so mentally sharp that she recently learned how to play chess, piano and pool. One 83-year-old retired doctor still edits books and runs several medical websites. An 89-year-old man is so up to date on pop culture that he can have a detailed discussion about Grammy-winning musician Chance the Rapper or […]Read More
New Alzheimer’s Drug Could Provide More Hope
Could a game-changing drug for Alzheimer’s disease be on the horizon? According to a recent study published in the journal Nature, it may be a possibility. The study, funded by Biogen, a Massachusetts-based pharmaceutical company that has developed an Alzheimer’s drug called aducanumab, involved 165 people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. Participants in the […]Read More
The Importance of Learning Something New As You Age
As the old saying goes, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. But according to recent research, that may not be entirely true. Though it’s harder for the brain to learn a new skill as you age, several studies show that taking on this challenge can lead to improved memory function and brain health. […]Read More