Feb 1 2022

Q & A: Key information about the new Alzheimer’s disease drug Aduhelm

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn, MD

...Aduhelm? A: The FDA-approved labeling for Aduhelm says it should be given only to people with mild cognitive impairment or mild dementia. The clinical trials for the drug only included... Read More

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high blood pressure
Jun 12 2018

High blood pressure can hurt more than your heart

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

...of the oxygen and nutrients that the blood carries, brain cells die, causing brain damage, which may be permanent. Vascular dementia and mild cognitive impairment: When the arteries that supply... Read More

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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

Alzheimer's disease patients can have complex care needs.
Jul 30 2014

Care tips for helping you deal with parents who have Alzheimer’s

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

...grow. Every 67 seconds, one more person in the U.S. is diagnosed with this condition, which accounts for 60 to 80 percent of all cases of dementia. Overall, the number... Read More

9 factors that may increase Alzheimer's risk
Oct 20 2015

How to combat the 9 factors that could raise your risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

...forms of dementia. What can you do to protect the health of your brain? The first step is to talk with your doctor, and if you haven’t had a physical... Read More

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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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Oct 11 2022

Is isolation affecting your health?

Healthy Living  •  By Miles Varn, MD the risk of heart disease 32% increase in stroke risk 50% increase in dementia risk and an increased risk of cognitive decline Higher risk of depression and anxiety, especially... Read More

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doctor's appointments
Apr 25 2022

Caregiver tips for doctor’s appointments with older relatives

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn, MD

...all the doctors they see. If they have privacy concerns, they can limit what types of information can be shared with you. If they have cognitive issues like dementia or... Read More

healthy aging
Aug 17 2021

What are the key strategies for healthy aging?

Healthy Living  •  By Miles Varn, MD

...typical Mediterranean diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and monounsaturated fat, especially olive oil, are at decreased risk for developing dementia. Lifestyle choices can also play a role... Read More

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sleep healthy
Apr 6 2021

How to create a sleep healthy lifestyle

Complementary & Integrative Medicine  •  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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