When it comes to strengthening and caring for our brains, a common term is “cognitive reserve.” Our cognitive reserve gives us a little bit of cushion for when we age and our brains naturally slow down. It can be compared to a squirrel who saves up all the acorns he can for when winter comes around and food is scarce. Building a cognitive reserve is one way to protect against cognitive decline.
If you are concerned about caring for a person living with dementia, or if you're simply interested in brain aging and health, we've developed a list of resources and books to review. Click to read more...
Session notes from Colorado Alzheimer's Association Education Symposium
The Alzheimer’s Association has just published its 2010 annual Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. This report details the escalation of Alzheimer’s, which currently impacts over 5 million Americans. This post highlights some of the details in this thought provoking report.
A UCLA study has indicated that using internet search engines like Google might help improve brain function in middle-aged and older adults.