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How I Rebuilt My Self-Confidence After an MS Diagnosis

An MS diagnosis can easily steal your self-confidence, but it doesn’t have to. With the right perspective and actions, it can also feed your sense of self. Read the insight of someone who has been there.

By Lisa Emrich

Caring for My Mom Has Taught Me to Care for Myself, Too

I have been taking care of my mother, who has dementia, for more than nine years. Some days go by and there are no problems. But other days can be difficult.

By Terry Byrne

Improve Brain Health Through a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

Did you know that heart-healthy habits can also protect your brain?

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Can Exercise Prevent Mental Decline?

Older people who engage in moderate to heavy exercise experience far less cognitive decline than those who get little or no exercise.

By Marian Freedman

Seafood May Protect Against Cognitive Decline

Eating seafood can protect against decline in specific areas of cognition, especially in people with a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s.

By Marian Freedman

How a Healthy Lifestyle Protects Memory

Several clinical trials have provided powerful evidence that a healthy lifestyle can protect your brain and reduce the risk for age-related cognitive problems.

By Tim Gower

Dementia Care: What to Know About Palliative Care

Palliative care for dementia throughout the course of the disease can help improve quality of life for patients and lighten the burden on caregivers.

By Tim Gower

Low Vitamin B12 Levels Linked to Brain Aging

Low levels of vitamin B12 and high levels of homocysteine, an amino acid, may be associated with accelerated brain aging in older adults.

By Marian Freedman

Activities that Might Slow Memory Decline

Which activities might slow memory decline for people with mild cognitive impairment? A new study uncovers some answers.

By Marian Freedman

Games, Crafts, and Socializing Can Boost Your Brain

If you enjoy games, crafts, computer use, and getting together with friends, a new study suggests that it may help you stave off mild cognitive impairment.

By Pete Kelly