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Trouble Breathing Linked to Trouble Thinking for Seniors
For seniors, having difficulty breathing could be a sign that other medical problems are on the horizon — problems like a decline in memory and thinking abilities.
Diet in Midlife Affects Dementia Risk
The food choices made in midlife could have a profound impact as people age. A healthier diet high in fruits and veggies may help prevent future decline in brain function.
Estrogen May be Good for the Brain
Hormone therapy for postmenopausal women at risk for dementia may help maintain brain function, but only certain kinds of hormones have shown this effect.
Poor Heart Health and IQ Linked to Early Dementia
Being physically fit and mentally healthy in your youth may help you grow old with your brain faculties intact.
Dementia Still a Risk for Diabetics Controlling Blood Pressure
Type 2 diabetes has been linked to dementia and cognitive decline in older adults.  A recent study examined whether intensive blood pressure goals and fibrate therapy could help.
Linking Estrogen, Diabetes and Dementia
How well the brain functions often depends on the body's overall health. For older women with changed hormonal levels and diabetes, brain health may be a particular concern.
Something Fishy for Your Brain
If you're not a big fish eater, you may be missing out — or at least your brain might be missing out on a helpful nutrient found in fish oil.
Hearing Loss May Speed up Brain Shrinkage in Elderly
The human brain shrinks as part of the normal aging process, but one new study found that hearing problems may be linked to a faster shrinkage process.
Heavy Drinking Could Harm Memory Later
Too much alcohol can cloud your memory of an evening, but could it also cloud your memory later in life? A new study suggested it might.
Staying Sharp with Mental Training
Aging can lead to a decline in memory, problem solving and response time. According to a recent study, brief mental training could keep your mind sharp for years.