Taeh Ward Ph.D.

The Do-It-Yourself Brain

Just like our muscles, the human brain functions under the principle of “use it or lose it.” This means that rarely used connections between brain cells (neurons) become weaker and can be eliminated over time when you stop using certain skills or are no longer exposed to specific environments.   Exercising your brain strengthens and…

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Mind Over Money: Early Signs of Cognitive Decline

It is normal to experience age-related declines in vision and hearing, speed of thinking, divided attention, occasional word-finding difficulties and misplacing items. So, at what point should you and your family become concerned about cognitive changes?   Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) occurs when cognitive difficulties exceed those of normal aging, but are not severe enough…

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