Uncovering why playing a musical instrument can protect brain health

Uncovering why playing a musical instrument can protect brain health A recent Baycrest study uncovered a crucial piece into why playing a musical instrument can help older adults retain their listening skills and ward off age-related cognitive declines. This finding could lead to the development of brain rehabilitation interventions through musical training. The study, published…

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For our brains, older adulthood may begin in our early sixties

For our brains, older adulthood may begin in our early sixties After gradually declining throughout our adult lives, cognitive performance shifts to a more rapid decline in our early sixties, reveals a new Baycrest study. The results of this study, published in the Journals of Gerontology, will help researchers and clinicians better understand normal cognitive…

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Amato

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Mending relationships through hearing treatment Hearing loss has a large impact on a relationship. Just ask Iolanda Canzona. Over the last few years, Iolanda knew her 85-year-old husband, Amato, had hearing problems. “Sometimes I just didn’t want to start a conversation because I had to keep repeating myself,” says Iolanda, who is 76. “He was…

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Bruce and Lisa

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Lisa Raitt: A CAREGIVER’S FOCUS Lisa Raitt is fighting a battle that makes any challenge she ever faced as a Member of Parliament and Senior Cabinet Minister pale by comparison. The former MP for Milton was also the first woman named as Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC). For more than a…

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