Trouble with crossword puzzles? Improve your semantic memory
Semantic memory is your store of factual knowledge and the meanings of words. It also helps you recall nonverbal concepts and relationships between words and concepts. And while some aspects of memory may decline with age, semantic memory does not.
A clue to a cure for Alzheimer’s disease
Half of the people who live to 85 will develop Alzheimer’s disease — a disturbing statistic. But research into a family in South America has revealed a gene mutation that appears to afford protection and may lead to a way to treat or possibly even prevent the disease.