Alzheimer’s

Women At Greater Risk for Depression, Dementia

There are definitely gender differences when it comes to psychiatric issues and substance abuse. Males are more at risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism, Tourette syndrome, oppositional defiant disorder and possibly schizophrenia. Because these often show up early in life, it’s thought they are caused or influenced by androgens ...Read More

Take This Test If You Think Your Memory Might Be Slipping

Have you been forgetting more than just your car keys lately? Mild memory loss and longer recall times are natural as you age. But it’s hard not to want to jump to conclusions about memory loss in situations like these. But before you do, there is a self-administered test designed by experts at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center that c...Read More

Women – A Greater Risk for Depression, Dementia. Here’s Why…

There are definitely gender differences when it comes to psychiatric issues and substance abuse. Males are more at risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism, Tourette syndrome, oppositional defiant disorder and possibly schizophrenia. Because these often show up early in life, it’s thought they are caused or influenced by androgens ...Read More

The Financial Burden of Alzheimer’s Care

By 2050, Alzheimer’s disease is expected to cost the nation as much as $1.1 trillion, afflicting 13.8 million people. While caring for an Alzheimer’s patient can cost $174,000 or more over their lifetime, many people have no plan when it comes to this debilitating disease, according to new research from WebMD and Shriver Media. Great fi...Read More

Reduce Risk of Dementia. Get Hearing Aids!

Researchers have known for years that hearing loss seems to increase the risk of dementia. Now there’s evidence that hearing aids can mitigate that risk. Hearing aids stave off dementia A French study that followed thousands of older people for 25 years recently found that hearing aids seem to protect against cognitive decline. People who use...Read More

Memory. What? Oh Yeah – THAT!

The trip to the kitchen is fraught with danger. There’s always something in the way. Maybe you have to search for your wallet before hitting the refrigerator.  A wrinkled shirt is screaming to be hung up before digging into the ice cream. The lone sock on the floor is wailing for its lost companion. With all those things intervening it’s easy to fo...Read More

Neuroplasticity: You CAN Teach an Old Dog New Tricks!

Today in the western world, Alzheimer’s Disease ranks high as a cause of death. This is increasing at a rapid rate as the population ages. By 2050, it is going to be a real crisis. The costs alone to society will be staggering if the trend continues. The good news is that we can do something about it. If you are thinking that there is no cure...Read More

Coffee Habits May Influence Mild Cognitive Impairment Risk

HealthDay News — A study of more than 1,400 Italian seniors has found a link between patterns of coffee consumption and risk for mild cognitive impairment. The findings are reported in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Vincenzo Solfrizzi, MD, PhD, of the University of Bari Aldo Moro in Italy, and colleagues looked at the coffee consum...Read More

Alzheimer’s Diagnosis and Financial Plannning

PLANNING AFTER DEMENTIA DIAGNOSIS   Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are degenerative and fatal diseases that steal a lifetime of memories and experiences. When a loved one receives an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, financial planning may not be top of mind — but it should be. As the disease progresses, financial acumen is generall...Read More

Your Brain…Size Does Matter

The conventional belief has been that as we get older the size of the brain shrinks or atrophies. This has been debunked to a great degree since a 2009 Dutch study at the University of Maastrich. The researchers looked at the cognitive ability of two groups of people––average age 69 years. The one group of participants were found to be healthy in t...Read More

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