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Setting Goals to be More Active Slows Memory Decline in Older African Americans

Older African Americans with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) who got help setting goals to be more socially, physically, or cognitively active had slower memory decline than those who did not receive such help, concludes an NIA-funded study published Sept. 10 in JAMA Neurology. The results point to a possible way to reduce dementia risk in… Read More »

Older Aussies walk towards a sharper brain

A morning walk could improve older Australians’ brain function throughout the day with researchers unlocking the perks of moderate-intensity exercise. Men and women, aged 55 to 80, had improved cognitive performance across an eight-hour day after morning physical activity, the study published overnight reveals. If the same group added three-minute light-intensity walks across the day… Read More »