Tag Archives: dementia

Some reflections on aging, writing and memory

Does this ever happen to you? Lately I’ve noticed that I’m having difficulty retrieving words. Not always, but often enough to be aware of it. It happened just the other day, when I saw the word “ribald” in something I was reading. I know what the word means, but I couldn’t think of synonyms to […]

Baby boomer brains benefit from sex, maple syrup and extra weight

Raise your hand if you worry about getting dementia. Yeah, me, too. And we’re not alone. A recent U.K. study says more people are scared of getting neurological disorders like dementia than cancer (45% vs. 35%). Apparently, the people polled would rather endure physical pain and die quicker than have a condition like dementia. There’s […]

Why marrying a smart woman is good for a man’s health

Talk about being caught between a rock and a hard place. Research suggests that marrying an intelligent woman helps protect a man from dementia. Another study, however, says that men are terrified of smart women. Don’t you just love science? Apparently, pairing up with a brainy broad gives men a buffer against dementia. According to […]

It’s not dementia–it’s multitasking amnesia!

There’s a cartoon making the rounds on the Internet that shows a woman saying, “I’ve expanded my skills. I can now forget what I’m doing while I’m actually doing it.” I can relate. How about you? Seriously—how many times have you walked into a room only to mutter, “Now why did I come in here?” […]