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Medications for allergies, depression and incontinence can be lifesavers. However, they may have some surprising effects on mental health.
Memory and thinking tend to slow down in older adults, but those who stay physically active may keep their minds running smoothly.
Keep that dental hygiene up — losing your teeth could mean you’ll slow down more quickly in old age.
A foggy memory and slower thinking don't have to be a part of aging. Patients can take many steps to keep their minds sharp.
A good night’s rest may not only make you less groggy — it could also prevent a more serious brain drain. Those who get enough deep sleep may be less likely to develop dementia.
In middle age, taking care of yourself now could mean avoiding a health crisis later — and that may go double for diabetes patients. Middle-aged diabetes patients may have a raised risk for mental decline later in life.
Reducing your risk for Alzheimer’s may be as simple as enjoying a few cups of coffee each day.
Getting early treatment for dementia can improve patients' health. Many people, however, aren't getting screened for the disorder in the first place.
For people with irregular heartbeats, the anti-clotting medication warfarin can prevent strokes. But, combined with other medications over a long period of time, it may cause other health problems.
Mental games can help keep brains sharp, but warding off dementia that can occur in old age may take more than that. New research examined whether a vitamin supplement could help.