A Slow Decline in Readers

Do you read printed books occasionally? If you do, you’re still in the majority, but a declining one. As you can see from the accompanying chart, 73% of American adults have read at least one book in the last 12 months, down from 79% in 2011. 65% of us have read a print book in […]

TV and Alzheimer’s

About a third of all adults over the age of 85 will get Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia, but these maladies may be more preventable than most of us realize. Doctors have known that older adults who use their brains more actively are less likely to fall victim to dementia, while less […]