If you love to indulge in a feel-good siesta, then we have good news for you: those afternoon moments of slumber might be benefiting your brain health. At least, those are the findings of a study that add to an increasing body of data showing a correlation between afternoon naps … [Read more...] about Taking an afternoon nap may make your brain healthier
From slowing cognitive decline to accelerating chronic wound healing, blueberries can have many surprising health benefits. Now, scientists at the University of Cincinnati have uncovered that adding blueberries to your daily diet in middle age could reduce your risk of dementia … [Read more...] about Adding blueberries to your diet could help stave off dementia
It goes without saying that practicing regular exercise offers plentiful benefits for our overall health, but as we age, engaging in the same exercise regimes that we did in our youth might not be possible or even advisable. However, a new study focused on people in their … [Read more...] about Simple movement is connected to better brain health in older adults
Earlier this year, we discussed how socialization can help prevent cognitive decline. Now, additional research from Penn State’s Center for Healthy Aging has further solidified this correlation with evidence that social interactions can immediately impact cognitive … [Read more...] about New study confirms brain benefits of regular socialization
When you go through a night or several nights of little to no sleep, a common tactic is to use the weekend to catch up on all those lost zzz’s. The question is: Does this strategy actually work? According to Fiona Barwick, director of the Cognitive Behavioral Sleep Medicine … [Read more...] about Is it possible to make up for lost sleep on the weekend?