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Keeping Your Memory Sharp

If you’re concerned that you or someone you know has a serious memory problem, talk with your doctor. He or she may be able to diagnose the problem or refer you to a specialist, such as a neurologist or geriatric psychiatrist. Healthcare professionals who specialize in Alzheimer’s and other dementias can recommend ways to manage the problem or suggest treatment or services that might help. More information is available from the organizations listed below.

Age Related Changes in Memory

Many people worry about becoming forgetful. They think forgetfulness is the first sign of Alzheimer’s disease. Over the past few years, scientists have learned a lot about memory and why some kinds of memory problems are serious but others are not.

Help Prevent Dementia Patients From Wandering

Mental health groups across the world report that as many as 60%  of people with dementia, a condition with decreased memory or mental ability, will wander away and may get lost.

Listen Up! Music’s Health Benefits Are Plentiful

Playing music, singing and listening to music positively affects the cognitive, physical and emotional health, and social well-being of seniors and others.

Study Shows Aerobic Exercise Reverses Memory Loss in Seniors

Promising research reveals that aging is not a one-way street toward a declining body and mind. Instead, exercise is now helping older adults do a U-turn on memory loss. A 2011 report by brain researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign cited a year-long study of older adults whose memory center in the brain increased with regular walking exercise.

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