Seniors Dance to Curb Alzheimer’s

Seniors Dance to Curb Alzheimer’s

Studies suggest that the Latino population faces a higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease than others. But, staying physically active can help ward off symptoms. Getting in better shape through regular exercise, like dancing, can help seniors keep their bodies fit and their minds sharp. The causes of Alzheimer’s disease are not yet fully understood among scientists, but […]

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Earlier Alzheimer’s Detection With A Take Home Test

Earlier Alzheimer’s Detection With A Take Home Test

With Alzheimer’s expected to become a global epidemic by 2050, researchers are focusing efforts on Alzheimer’s prevention and finding new ways to diagnose Alzheimer’s earlier than ever. An earlier diagnosis can often slow the cognitive decline that comes with the neurodegenerative disease. Now, a new test called the Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE) may allow cognitive […]

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Better Alzheimer’s Prevention with Early Detection

Better Alzheimer’s Prevention with Early Detection

One in eight Americans over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s Disease. There is no cure for the disease but an earlier Alzheimer’s diagnosis can lead to better prevention and treatment methods. Researchers are focusing on genetic testing and stem cell research to find the disease earlier than ever. “Turning Back the Clock” on Alzheimer’s […]

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Resolve to Prevent Alzheimer’s in 2014

Resolve to Prevent Alzheimer’s in 2014

A new year has begun and the year is full of promise and possibility. As you set your goals for the year and make your resolutions, keep in mind long term life changes that can prevent Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. Small changes in your every day eating and lifestyle habits can make a big difference […]

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Why Alz Researchers are Shifting Focus from Treatment to Prevention

Why Alz Researchers are Shifting Focus from Treatment to Prevention

Since it’s discovery in 1906 by Dr. Alois Alzheimer, there have been many breakthroughs in the research and treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. Currently, drug treatments treat the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, while not attacking the root of the problem. Existing treatment plans are only able to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s, not eradicate the disease entirely. […]

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Can Sugary Drinks Damage Your Brain?

Can Sugary Drinks Damage Your Brain?

Sugary soda drinks have been linked to obesity, diabetes, fatty liver disease, insulin resistance, and increased body fat. Still, almost half of Americans drink soda and sugary fruit drinks on a daily basis, and 184,000 deaths are associated with soft drinks annually. Researchers are hoping the newest study on sugary drinks will curb our nation’s […]

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Overuse of Technology Can Lead to ‘Digital Dementia’

Overuse of Technology Can Lead to ‘Digital Dementia’

Have you ever heard a scatter-brained, stressed out friend mutter ‘I have such ADD today’? It’s become all too common to dismiss our flustered, uninterrupted lives as just part of the everyday new normal. Undeniably, modern society is dictated by our constant connection to technology. Plain and simple, we are married to it – for […]

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Will Eating Carbs Lead to Alzheimer’s?

Will Eating Carbs Lead to Alzheimer’s?

There’s a seemingly endless stream of advice on what to eat or NOT to eat to be healthy. Whose advice should we follow? And when it comes to brain health, what should we be eating? There are some interesting new perspectives on this. As usual, they’re controversial but well worth exploring. Why Carbs Are Dangerous […]

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