Summary: Social isolation can potentially harm brain structure and cognitive performance, suggesting an increased risk of…
Your Brain Needs Proper Diet and Exercise Too
Summary: Researchers explore how diet, exercise, and social engagement can help stave off cognitive impairment and improve overall brain health.
Source: University of Kentucky
Healthy brain aging is a concern for all of us. June is recognized as Brain and Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. It’s normal to struggle with small things such as recalling names—and we all experience some slowing of the thought processes with advanced age—but everyone hopes to avoid serious cognitive impairment.
Some cognitive difficulties, such as Alzheimer’s disease, have underlying pathological causes that we are still working to understand. However, we know that brains can also lose function simply through poor physical, mental and social health. Many of the causes of cognitive decline are preventable.
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