Type 2 diabetes
Oct 7 2014

Do you have Type 2 diabetes? You may be at risk for mild cognitive impairment

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

...Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Experts describe mild cognitive impairment as an intermediary state between normal cognitive function and dementia. While some people who have mild cognitive impairment go on to... Read More

Nov 14 2017

What Documents Do You Need to Help Your Parents Make Medical Decisions?

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

...records or are having trouble finding a new doctor and getting access to the physicians they need If they’re diagnosed with a cognitive impairment such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease... Read More

sleep healthy
Apr 6 2021

How to create a sleep healthy lifestyle

Integrative Medicine, Wellness  •  By Michael Scott, ND, MSA

...blood pressure and cholesterol Decreased immune function and increased inflammation Increased risk of cognitive decline, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease Depression and anxiety Decreased fertility from disruption of reproductive hormones in... Read More

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power of attorney
Jan 12 2021

Should you say yes to becoming a medical power of attorney?

Health Risk Management  •  By Miles Varn, MD

...cannot speak for him or herself due to an injury, illness, or condition like dementia. In it, you name someone you trust as your healthcare agent or proxy. Their job... Read More

Risks of testosterone therapy
Oct 13 2020

Help managing the sexual and reproductive side effects of prostate cancer treatment

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn, MD

...cause of death is frequently another health condition, such as heart disease, stroke, or dementia. Currently, more than 3 million American men are living with prostate cancer. Many of them... Read More

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mental health issues
Jul 28 2020

Four mental health tips to combat the stress of living with extended family

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn, MD

...dementia. As much as possible, create and maintain a consistent daily routine—get up and go to bed around the same time, have meals at generally the same time, take part... Read More

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Apr 7 2020

How to prevent being a caregiver from having a negative effect on your health

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn, MD

...older and more people are diagnosed with chronic health problems and cognitive health issues such as Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. While focused on the needs of the... Read More

Apr 16 2019

Strategies to help you avoid common caregiving mistakes

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn, MD

...or medication properly and getting refills when needed, filing insurance claims, managing bill paying and banking, and monitoring his or her cognitive and mental health for signs of dementia, depression,... Read More

healthcare directive
Aug 21 2018

Five times you should review and update your healthcare directive

Health Risk Management  •  By Miles Varn

...problem such as dementia or a psychological issue. You are diagnosed with a serious illness such as cancer, chronic pulmonary obstructive disorder (COPD), or heart failure. Your health declines and... Read More

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brain injury
May 15 2018

What you need to know about traumatic brain injury

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

...found an association between even mild TBI and an increased risk of developing dementia. How a head injury damages the brain In the minutes and days after a mild brain... Read More