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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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

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healthy aging
Aug 17 2021

What are the key strategies for healthy aging?

Wellness  •  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

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

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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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