In: Aging

Mental Health Improves with Aging
September 5, 2016

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry suggests that mental health follows a very different path than physical and…

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Phosphatidylserine
September 3, 2016

Phosphatidylserine may help protect the body against stress and may improve memory and prevent Alzheimer’s dementia. For the last month I…

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Preventing Cognitive Decline
November 28, 2015

Preventing cognitive decline is possible, and the solution may not involve fancy new medications with unknown side effects. An article in…

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Poor Health Predicts Bipolar Outcomes
November 21, 2015

John has not been doing well. He used to be optimistic about all challenges and, although he had ups and downs,…

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MIND Diet Prevents Memory Loss
August 17, 2015

Researchers at Rush University have developed a diet (the MIND diet) that appears to be associated with significantly reduced cognitive decline…

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Sense of Purpose and Health
June 21, 2015

Might your sense of purpose and motivation in life decrease your visits to the hospital? – a blog post by Eric…

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Exercise Keeps Us Young
March 19, 2015

A recent New York Times article entitled “How Exercise Keeps Us Young” prompted me to write this post. Those of us…

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Longevity and Having a Purpose in Life
May 29, 2014

Studies in older adults have suggested that having a sense of purpose in life can add years to longevity. Now researchers…

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Brain Cell Formation in Older Brains
February 20, 2014

Cell formation. Readers of this blog may recall that we reported last year the discouraging findings from Dr. Pasco Rakic (professor…

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Mood and Menopause
January 4, 2014

What is the relationship between the hormone changes that take place around the time of menopause and depression. It seems as…

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Mediterranean Diet and Depression
November 30, 2013

Boost your brain power naturally! Try this simple intervention to reduce depression, stroke, heart disease and improve cognition. Does that statement…

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Changing Hormone Levels and Mood
October 31, 2013

I was on the phone yesterday having an urgent consultation with a woman we have worked for 15 years. She has…

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Ginseng
August 20, 2013

If you are a ginseng believer, then ginseng is the one supplement that all of us should be taking. Russian scientist…

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Life Energy
August 13, 2013

Freud came up with the term libido to describe the sum of all the human instincts related to love. In his…

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Later Retirement and Alzheimer’s Prevention
July 16, 2013

A study conducted by Carole Dufouil, a scientist at the French governmental agency INSERM reveals that if individuals stay in the workforce…

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Brain Power
July 12, 2013

Problems with memory are common for people with depression (and the rest of us, as we age, as well). Although the…

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The U Pattern of Depression
June 24, 2013

Over time researchers have observed that depression follows a U pattern. First depression symptoms are high in young adulthood. Like the…

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