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Good News for Bilinguals: Knowing Two or More Languages is Good for Your Brain

By Eden Gallanter & Sherry A. Beaudreau, PhD, ABPP  Lifestyle plays a huge role in the quality of our memory and other mental abilities, especially as we grow older. Although there is no clear strategy to avoid Alzheimer’s disease and other kinds of intellectual losses in old age, there is a great deal you can do to keep your brain functioning at its best. Research suggests that moderate exercise, good nutrition, […]

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In Case You Missed It – April 24, 2015

In Case You Missed It

Welcome to In Case You Missed It, a weekly roundup of news articles related to issues of psychology, health and mental health, social justice and the public interest that you may be interested in. We collate these articles from multiple news and commentary websites. This week we look at stories covering new research on mixed-income housing, the debate over parenting by same-sex couples, the disappearance of 1.5 million African American men […]

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Memory and Aging: Fears, Fallacies and Facts

By Deborah DiGilio, MPH (Director, APA Office on Aging) Everyone has had the experience of losing their keys, misplacing their wallets, or forgetting someone’s name.  For people nearing or over age 65, such common memory lapses can be frightening. They wonder if they have Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or another type of dementia. Developing Alzheimer’s disease is a widespread fear. The good news is that AD is not a normal part […]

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Heads Up, Health Professionals: 28 Tips for Treating Older Clients

By Megan Carlos, PhD (Member, APA Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology) and Jennifer Moye, PhD (Chair, APA Committee on Aging) On a Thursday at 3:30 pm, a psychologist received a request to evaluate the capacity of Mr. Mather, an 83 year old medical inpatient. He had previously agreed to a scheduled surgery, but was now refusing at the point of pre-surgical consent. He had trouble explaining why and seemed […]

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