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Health & wellness


Creating a gym for the mind

Brain ‘training’ gains currency as treatment for disease and to ease effects of aging

About 18 months ago, Hope began forgetting things. She started leaving details out of her conversations, speaking in vague, positive terms that seemed to fit every situation. More and more, the sparkle in her eyes gave way to a vacant stare.

Hope, 73, who asked to be identified only by her middle name, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

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