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Certain food combinations linked to increased dementia risk-7994

Certain food combinations linked to increased dementia risk

It's not just what foods you eat, but what foods you eat together that may be associated with the risk of dementia, according to a study published in the journal Neurology.® "A number of studies have shown that eating a healthier diet - for example, a diet rich in green leafy vegetables, berries, nuts, whole grains and fish - may lower a person's risk of dementia. Many of those studies focused on quantity and frequency of foods," said study author Cécilia Samieri, PhD, of the University of Bordeaux in France.

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Foregoing tough tasks after retirement may up risk of cognitive decline-7885

Foregoing tough tasks after retirement may up risk of cognitive decline

Certain middle-aged and older adults, especially women, who tend to disengage from difficult tasks and goals after they retire, may be at greater risk of cognitive decline as they age, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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Stats: 44% of 50+ adults play video games-7633

Stats: 44% of 50+ adults play video games

Who'd have thought? Recent AARP research shows that 50 million 50+ adults (44%) are monthly gamers, up from 40 million (38%) in 2016. Close to half (49%) of women play video games compared with 40% of men. However, the percentage of people who play every day has increased for both men and women. Further, compared to 2016, fewer older gamers look to children or grandchildren to learn about new games. Instead, they are learning about games online and offline from a variety of channels, including their social networks, ads, websites and apps. Over one-third of these players continually try new games, and increasingly use their phone and other mobile devices to play.

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Researchers urge personalized approach to brain health-7211

Researchers urge personalized approach to brain health

Although most older adults - about 85% - will never develop Alzheimer's disease, some level of cognitive decline is considered a normal part of aging, affecting the majority of people in their 60s or older, according to researchers led by Lee Ryan PhD, head of the University of Arizona's department of psychology.

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Stats: Only 16% of adults 65+ routinely tested for thinking, memory-6999

Stats: Only 16% of adults 65+ routinely tested for thinking, memory

Despite a strong belief among older adults and primary care physicians that brief cognitive assessments are important, only half of older adults are being assessed for thinking and memory issues, and only 16% receive assessments as part of their routine health checkups.

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New AAN guideline: exercise to boost memory, thinking-6199

New AAN guideline: exercise to boost memory, thinking

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has updated its practice guideline for people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and now says that clinicians should recommend twice-weekly exercise to improve memory and cognition.

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