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Staying Fit to Stay Sharp

Being obese in middle age can cause immediate health problems. But it may also affect brain health in the decades to come.

Brain Function Affected Stroke Risk

After a stroke, patients often show slower brain function. But declining memory and attention in stroke-free adults may be a risk factor for future strokes.

Vitamin D May Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Alzheimer's disease is often thought of as a part of aging, but it may not have to be. New research suggests a certain vitamin may help prevent the disease.

Memory-Loss Concerns Could Indicate Dementia Onset

Mild cognitive impairment and memory loss concerns are known risk factors for Alzheimer’s dementia. Until recently, however, the link between Alzheimer’s dementia, early memory concerns and impairment of memory performance had not been thoroughly explored.

Fish Oil May Prevent Cognitive Decline

Activities like walking or doing mental puzzles are often associated with preventing cognitive decline. Taking a fish oil supplement may also be one of those activities.

Staying Active May Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Alzheimer’s disease and the memory loss and behavioral changes that come with it can take a major toll on patients and their families. Unfortunately, the number of Alzheimer's cases continues to rise with the growing elderly population.

Long-Term Impact of Brain Injury

One of the most common injuries from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars has been traumatic brain injury. Researchers are still learning the long-term implications of this injury.

Occupation, Education and Genes Predicted Mental Clarity

As people age, there are sometimes impacts on memory, communication and other mental faculties. But could choices we make throughout life ultimately delay the onset of those conditions?

Lifestyle Linked to Memory Issues, Even for Younger Adults

While there are ways to ease symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, there are no treatments to stop the disease itself. For that reason, many doctors and researchers have shifted their focus to finding ways to prevent the disease.

Rising Blood Pressure, Declining Memory

High blood pressure is tied to greater risks of stroke and heart attack. But high blood pressure also may affect people in areas that may not seem so obvious, including their mental capabilities.