Can Coconut Oil Prevent Alzheimer’s?

Can Coconut Oil Prevent Alzheimer’s?

For many of us who have experienced Alzheimer’s firsthand, there is no greater fear than having the disease ourselves one day. But, recent studies suggest that some organic foods and products like coconut oil may be able to prevent dementias like Alzheimer’s. Maintaining Brain Health to Prevent Dementia We’re always reading the latest tips on prevention — […]

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If It Looks Like Dementia, It Probably Is

If It Looks Like Dementia, It Probably Is

Nearly 36 million people in the world have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, and the number is expected to triple in coming years. With no cure, the estimated life expectancy after a diagnosis is 4-8 years. Two recent studies show how these devastating numbers are impacting the aging Boomer Generation. Learn more. Seniors Over […]

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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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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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