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August 2, 2017World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, which is an annual international campaign to raise awareness about dementia. Dementia is a broad term used to describe brain disorders which cause a loss of certain brain functions including memory problems, confusion, personality changes and impaired reasoning.  Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting 62% of […]

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July 24, 2017Daily crosswords are good for the brain

Recent research indicates that people who frequently play word puzzles and crosswords tend to have a younger brain age than those who don’t. The online study, which was administered by Exeter University and King’s College London had over 17,000 participants, aged from 50 to 96.  The participants were tested on their attention skills, short-term memory […]

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