Positive thoughts about aging may fight off Alzheimer’s disease

Dec. 9, 2015 – If you have more negative beliefs about aging, the more likely the volume in the hippocampus part of your brain will shrink, which is an indicator of Alzheimer’s disease, report Yale researchers. The hippocampus is a part of the brain crucial to memory.

The study further suggests that combatting negative beliefs about aging, such as “elderly people are decrepit,” could potentially offer a way to reduce the rapidly rising rate of Alzheimer’s disease, a devastating neurodegenerative disorder that causes dementia in more than 5 million Americans. [Read more…]

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