Information and useful news about different pathologies, illnesses, and disorders that affect seniors: Cognitive deterioration, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, dementia, loss of mobility, etc. Different professionals show us the latest news, and advancements, and help us understand the senior health.

sympathetic nervous system

Sympathetic Nervous System: A guide to understanding how it works

 

  Our bodies rush with adrenaline and we get into fight-or-flight mode, which is the activation of our sympathetic nervous system. But what is it? […]

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neurodegenerative diseases

Neurodegenerative Diseases: Characteristics, Cures, and Prevention

 

  Neurodegenerative diseases- What are they? Neurodegenerative diseases are characterized by damage to the nervous system, causing cognitive decline and changes in brain functions and how […]

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Benefits of learning foreign languages

Not Sure If You Should Take The Leap? Cognitive Benefits of Learning Foreign Languages

 

  We may not look back on our foreign language classes at school with much fondness.However, after reading about the following benefits of learning foreign […]

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types of exercise

Types of exercise: Different types of exercise and their benefits

 

  Types of exercise. Cue the groans! This blog post is all about the benefits of different types of exercise. Yes! You read that correctly! […]

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How to Improve Your Short-Term Memory: Study Tips to Remember Everything

 

  If you want to improve your short-term memory, look no further for some ways to help you out. Your short-term memory is what allows […]

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Functions of Dopamine: What is Dopamine and How Does It Affect you?

 

  The functions of dopamine are too many to count. Dopamine is an extremely famous neurotransmitter working in your brain. Whenever you want to learn […]

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Hypersomnia

Hypersomnia: What it is, and how it impacts your health

 

  We often hear about how people can’t seem to fall asleep, thus leading to people pulling all-nighters. In reality most are trying to go […]

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Animal Assisted Therapy: What it is, and how does it help?

 

  Nothing but heart eyes galore anytime we see an owner with a dog on a street. We see those sad commercials with animals who […]

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what is early onset dementia

What Is Early Onset Dementia? Signs And Symptoms

 

  Early onset dementia.  Imagine you are at your friend’s 50th birthday gathering and you forget everyone’s name, how you got there and where you […]

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Phantosmia

Phantosmia: A Complete Guide to Smell Hallucinations

 

  Phantosmia is when one senses a strong odor that isn’t there and is also referred to as an olfactory hallucination. Phantosmia can be brought […]

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Vascular Dementia

Vascular Dementia: Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

 

  The term dementia is familiar to everyone, however, what is Vascular Dementia? Throughout this article will explain what is this type of dementia, its […]

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Hippocampus

Hippocampus: the orchestra director in the deepest part of our brain

 

  Hippocampus. Have you ever gone blank and forgotten what you were going to say? Our brain is full of important data and information that […]

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Art Therapy

Art therapy: Everything you need to know about this marvelous therapy

 

  What is art therapy? How can is something like art become a tool to help you through depression, anxiety, and even dyslexia? Find out […]

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Music Helps the Brain

Are You a Mozart or a Macklemore? : Ways Music Helps the Brain

 

  “Without music, life would be a mistake”. Friedrich Nietzche may have been skeptical about a lot of things, but the power of music was […]

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What is validation therapy?

How To Communicate With Someone Who Has Advanced Dementia: Validation Therapy

 

  Do you not understand why you have to continuously repeat the same thing to your family member with dementia? Does it bother you that […]

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Treatment for Alzheimer's

Treatment For Alzheimer’s: New Research And Approved Drugs

 

  For Alzheimer’s disease we have many theories on causes and different prevention techniques and lifestyle tips that might help us delay the onset of […]

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Diet and Alzheimer's Disease

Diet And Alzheimer’s Disease: Eat For Your Future!

 

  Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease that affects millions of people worldwide. There has been a lot of research done on ways to find the […]

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Early onset Alzheimer's symptoms

Early Onset Alzheimer’s Symptoms: What You Need To Know

 

  When one thinks of Alzheimer’s disease, many can indicate symptoms and factors that are present in the highly developed dementia or in the late […]

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Music therapy improves quality of life for Parkinson's patients

Music Therapy Improves Quality Of Life For Parkinson’s Patients

 

  A thesis defended by Maria Luisa Sanchez at the Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (in Spain) shows that music therapy improves the quality […]

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how to help a loved one live with Parkinson's

How to help a loved one live with Parkinson’s

 

  Parkinson’s disease is a neurological deterioration that affects motor skills, but this illness doesn’t stop there. It also causes huge emotional changes that loved […]

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how to take care of someone with Alzheimer's

How to Take Care of Someone with Alzheimer’s

 

  Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that slowly damages the cognitive skills of the person suffering. With time, the disease incapacitates the patient to […]

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parkinson's symptoms

Parkinson’s Symptoms: Diagnosis in an App

 

  Specialists at the Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre have created a new way to detect Parkinson’s disease that is available to almost everyone. The symptoms […]

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Alzheimer's symptoms

11 Alzheimer’s symptoms to detect it in time

 

  When one of our family members starts to have memory peoples, we ask ourselves if perhaps they’re showing symptoms of Alzheimer’s. We should really […]

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Hypnotherapy

Brain changes due to poor sleep increases stroke and dementia risks in seniors

 

  Brain changes due to poor sleep increases stroke and dementia risks in seniors Sleep disturbance in elderly persons is associated with brain changes such […]

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New hope for Alzheimer’s treatment:blocking brain inflammation can help prevent progression of the disease

New hope for Alzheimer’s treatment:blocking brain inflammation can help prevent progression of the disease

 

  New hope for Alzheimer’s treatment:blocking brain inflammation can help prevent progression of the disease A University of Southampton-led study has found that stopping a […]

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Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

 

 National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month – 5 Facts You Need to Know People with Alzheimer’s disease experience devastating physical and emotional challenges, as the abilities to […]

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Solving the Brain Fitness Puzzle Is the Key to Self-Empowered Aging SharpBrains

Solving the Brain Fitness Puzzle Is the Key to Self-Empowered Aging | SharpBrains

 

 Solving the Brain Fitness Puzzle Is the Key to Self-Empowered Aging | SharpBrains Kelly, age 75, has been retired for a while. She stopped exer­cis­ing […]

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Brain fitness in the elderly

Brain fitness in the elderly

 

  Brain Fitness and the Elderly In today’s society, brain fitness is becoming more and more popular. Brain games are important for everyone of all […]

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Brain stimulation helps with stroke

Brain stimulation helps recover from stroke

 

   Brain stimulation helps with stroke Stroke is the No. 4 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States, according […]

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Hearing loss associated to brain shrinkage with age

Hearing loss associated to brain shrinkage with age

 

  Hearing loss associated to brain shrinkage with age A new study, published online on January 9th 2014 in the journal NeuroImage, suggests that older […]

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A few brain training sessions may help seniors stay sharp for a decade.

A few brain training sessions may help seniors stay sharp for a decade.

 

  A few brain training sessions may help seniors stay sharp for a decade. Older adults who trained with brief courses of brain exercises showed […]

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A good mood may boost seniors’ brain power

A good mood may boost seniors’ brain power

 

 A good mood may boost seniors’ brain power. When older people’s mood improves, so does their brain power, new research suggests. Being in a good […]

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Hearing loss accelerates brain function decline in older adults

Hearing loss accelerates brain function decline in older adults

 

  Hearing loss accelerates brain function decline in older adults. Older adults with hearing loss are more likely to develop problems thinking and remembering than […]

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Even older patients can improve following intensive brain training for aphasia

Even older patients can improve following intensive brain training for aphasia

 

  Even older patients can improve following intensive brain training for aphasia. Older adults who have suffered from aphasia for a long time can nevertheless […]

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Researchers zero in on cognitive difficulties associated with menopause

Researchers zeros in on cognitive difficulties associated with menopause

 

  Researchers zeros in on cognitive difficulties associated with menopause. The memory problems that many women experience in their 40s and 50s as they approach […]

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Brain changes may make older people more prone to scams

Brain changes may make older people more prone to scams

 

  Brain changes may make older people more prone to scams. When faces in the photos were trustworthy or neutral, the older adults’ responses were […]

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Women with Alzheimer’s deteriorate faster than men

Women with Alzheimer’s deteriorate faster than men

 

  Women with Alzheimer’s deteriorate faster than men. Women with Alzheimer’s show worse mental deterioration than men with the disease, even when at the same […]

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