Is this the anti-aging secret?

No hitting the snooze button for Sandy and Bette Baldwin, a couple who love their active life in the St. Andrews Estate retirement community in Boca Raton, Fla. They could choose to ease into morning after a lifetime of working hard and raising a family, but not these two. The Baldwins set an alarm, get out of bed by 6:30 and lace up running shoes ...Read More

Unraveling 4 Common Anti-Aging Myths

Everyone everywhere is searching for the fountain of youth and we are not talking about some elusive spring of water. Fad diets, trendy exercise equipment, supplements, surgeries and the like have been marketed and preached as the key to finding your youth and energy beneath your aging layers of self.  Below are some of the top anti-aging myth...Read More

Overeating may double the risk of memory loss

A study from Mayo Clinic supports the idea that "what’s good for your heart is good for your brain." The study suggests that eating too much may double the risk for memory loss in people age 70 and older. This research will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 64th Annual Meeting in New Orleans. "We ob...Read More

Signs and Stages of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia that has a higher risk factor with increasing age. It is a progressive disease that worsens with time. Besides the most common early symptom of Alzheimer’s, which is difficulty remembering new information, there are seven stages of Alzheimer’s, according to the Alzheimer’s Asso...Read More

Guidelines to help recognize the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

My aunt was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s some years ago. It did not come as a shock to us, but we tried to fool ourselves for quite a few years before the diagnosis came.  She is a Holocaust survivor, and like my parents, lived through a hellish nightmare during World War II and survived.  Her life, as with the rest of the survivors, ...Read More

Alzheimer’s brain tangles offer clue to worsening

That sticky gunk coating Alzheimer’s patients’ brains gets all the notoriety, but another culprit is gaining renewed attention: Protein tangles that clog brain cells and just might determine how fast patients go downhill. Nobody knows what causes Alzheimer’s, although the disease’s hallmark plaque – that gooey stuff ca...Read More

In An Aging society, dementia is on the rise

If you are a patient with dementia, in the great majority of cases you are aging and frail. You may be able to cope with day-to-day routines. But if situations change, confusion can set in. Even with a loving family member or a trained caregiver standing by, that confusion can escalate. So imagine being in a hospital — ill, frail, perhaps on ...Read More

Living to 100: Centenarians Show Us How

Sarah Wilson celebrated her 100th birthday. Still involved in family and religious activities, she maintains many close personal relationships. At her retirement center, Sarah keeps a sign on her door: "I need your company more than my sleep. Please wake me." Researchers say that Sarah’s connections with people may be a major reason...Read More

Inside Dementia: Hospital Offers Families Unique Support

Rita Ghatak leaned toward Beverlee White. "Do you have any special needs or concerns?" she asked.White, 85, appeared in excellent health. Sitting comfortably in her Cupertino townhome, she was immaculately groomed and dressed and quick to articulate her frustrations. She described a fall she’d taken in her bathroom, the car accident...Read More

Living alone with Alzheimer’s tough choice for all

Elaine Vlieger is making some concessions to Alzheimer’s. She’s cut back on her driving, frozen dinners replace once elaborate cooking, and a son monitors her finances. But the Colorado woman lives alone and isn’t ready to give up her house or her independence. Some 800,000 people with Alzheimer’s, roughly 1 in 7 Americans w...Read More

Dementia patient is learning to let go of yesterday

Martha Jane Proctor says her long-time friend Barbara Feldman was having a "hissy fit" — waving her arms and yelling — when they left Proctor’s doctor’s office. "How could you forget to bring your medications to your appointment? What is wrong with you!" "I don’t forget on purpose," Procto...Read More

Aging and Disease May Be Stemmed By Better Sleep

A gene previously shown to protect against diseases of aging, plays a key role in controlling circadian rhythms, or sleep cycles, U.S. researchers say. Senior author Leonard Guarente of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said human sleeping/waking patterns are largely governed by an internal circadian clock that corresponds closely with the ...Read More

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