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Does Obesity Accelerate Brain Aging?

Cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors can promote age-related declines in brain volume, and women appear to be more vulnerable.  

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Can a healthy lifestyle help protect people at high genetic risk for dementia?

Can a healthy lifestyle help protect people at high genetic risk for dementia?

A recent study found that a healthy lifestyle can benefit people with both high and low risk for dementia.

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Can a puzzle a day keep dementia at bay?

Can a puzzle a day keep dementia at bay?

Recent observational studies show an association between number or word puzzle use and cognitive performance during aging.

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Are People at High Risk for Dementia More Vulnerable to Scams?

Are People at High Risk for Dementia More Vulnerable to Scams?

A decline in the ability to identify scams may be an early indicator of future cognitive decline.

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Can Hearing Aids Help Prevent Dementia?

Can Hearing Aids Help Prevent Dementia?

Studies show that hearing loss is associated with a higher risk for dementia and cognitive decline.

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Does Music Benefit the Brain?

Does Music Benefit the Brain?

Recent studies suggest that music may improve cognitive function and promote healthy aging.

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Is There a Link Between Alzheimer’s Disease and the Flu Shot?

Is There a Link Between Alzheimer’s Disease and the Flu Shot?

An exploration of the scientific evidence disproves the myth that flu shots increase the risk for Alzheimer's.

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Does Obesity Increase Dementia Risk?

Does Obesity Increase Dementia Risk?

A recent study suggests there is a connection between belly size and dementia risk.