Exercising the Body Works the Mind, Too

The thought of Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia is frightening to nearly every one. Those who have seen family members or loved ones live through a dementia diagnosis often look to ramp up prevention methods. Brain Training Crossword puzzles and Sudoku are two of the most...
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Today is World Stroke Day. Could You Recognize the Symptoms of a Stroke?

Raising awareness about stroke is important for countries across the globe. As one of the leading causes of death in most countries and the fourth leading killer in the United States, strokes are no rare occurrence. Today is World Stroke Day and recognizing the symptoms in a...
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Before You Decide on Dementia, Consider Vitamin B12 Deficiency

When a loved one begins displaying signs of dementia, it becomes very stressful for every one involved. Whether you are the one suffering from cognitive issues, you are the one tasked with the care of that person, or you are simply involved in the process, the whole situation can...
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Abdominal Fat Tied to Dementia in New Study

Abdominal fat has a well-documented connection to a number of health problems: heart disease, cancer, and diabetes to name a few. New research from Illinois has discovered yet another reason belly fat is detrimental to our health. Fat and Memory Researchers at Rush University...
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Researchers Say New Compound May Halt Alzheimer’s In Humans

Scientists may have found a way to cure Alzheimer’s and dementia in the future, according to research published this week. Protects Brain Cells A study by British scientists found success in halting cell death in the brains of mice. This is the first time in history that...
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Can Sniffing Peanut Butter Confirm An Alzheimer’s Diagnosis?

It turns out the key to detecting Alzheimer’s might have been sitting in your pantry all along. According to a new study, peanut butter may be a method to confirm a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Detecting Odors Researchers at the University of Florida recently developed a...
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Excessive Prescription of Antibiotics Continues

As we age, maintaining our health and strong immunity becomes even more important. Recent research found that the attempt to reduce the number of unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions has been largely unsuccessful, leading to an increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria....
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Hobbies Keep the Brain Sharp, Research Shows

When people think about retirement, some imagine lounging around, relaxing, and being able to enjoy simply doing nothing. In reality, though, doing nothing might do more harm than good. Studies show engaging in hobbies during retirement can keep your brain sharp, prevent mental...
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Midlife Stress Linked to Higher Dementia Risk

Swedish researchers published the results of a long term dementia study, the results of which show that stress in middle age may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s or dementia later in life. Too Much Stress?  The study reveals a simple and inexpensive method to cut back on your...
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Research Explores Why Seniors Are More Likely to Fall

An article in the Wall Street Journal this week focuses on “the science of falls” and lends explanation to some questions about the mental and physical mechanics of falling. Landing more than 2 million elderly in the emergency room in 2010, falls are one of the leading causes of...
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