About 13 years ago, I watched my very vital mother die a slow death from Lewy-Body dementia. For me, it was a wakeup call. If there were anything I could do to stay healthy myself—to avoid the slow decline of an aging brain—I wanted to do it. But what really helps us stay sharp longer? And how can we separate fad ideas from solid, evidence-based advice around aging? [Read more…] about Neuroscience tips about gratitude, aging, pain and the brain: An interview with Dr. Daniel Levitin
Plus, if you’re still looking for New Year Resolutions, here you can find a few great ideas 🙂 [Read more…] about Happy New Year and Happy New Decade!
“Reports of old brains’ decrepitude have been greatly exaggerated, scientists reported on Monday, unveiling results that contradict a much-discussed 2018 study and instead support the idea that human gray matter is capable of generating new neurons up to the ninth decade of life.
The research, published in Nature Medicine, also found that old brains from people without dementia have much higher rates of such neurogenesis than [Read more…] about Study finds lifelong neurogenesis in the hippocampus, but rates decline with age and, especially, Alzheimer’s disease
Everyone experiences stress at some point in our lives. It is important to know that stress can harm the brain, and also that dance can be a great avenue for a person resist, reduce, or escape it.
Stress can change the physical structure and function of the brain, affecting wiring and thus performance of one’s activities. [Read more…] about What Everyone Should Know About Stress, Brain Health, and Dance
Can the brain shrinkage that happens to us with aging be reversed? Can we actually grow back our brain and boost our memory in our 60s and 70s?
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