How attitude affects healthy aging
Jul 26 2016

Healthy aging: Studies identify a new link to longevity

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

...researchers examined healthy people with no signs of dementia who were taking part in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging. Using MRI, they found that people who had negative views... Read More

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Taking over-the-counter medication issues
Sep 25 2023

Are You Taking Over-The-Counter Medications Too Often or for Too Long?

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

...taking these types of drugs every day for three years or more was associated with a 54 percent higher risk of developing dementia. However, no link was found in those... Read More

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surgical second opinion
Jul 30 2015

Three Important Reasons Why You Should Get a Medical Second Opinion

Second Opinion  •  By Miles Varn

...determine whether someone has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia for which the potential medications may be very different. Another condition that can be difficult to diagnose is multiple... Read More

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Improve thinking skills
Feb 12 2015

Get your kids moving to improve their thinking skills

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

There’s been a good deal of recent research on the positive effect of exercise to help improve brain health and ward off dementia in adults, but does exercise help the... Read More

Are you doing all you can to have a healthier 2015?
Jan 8 2015

The essential 2015 health-planning checklist

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Cindy Piazza

...your risk of heart disease, dementia and other serious health problems? Are you following a healthy eating plan? Do you get enough sleep each night? If you have a family... Read More

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antioxidants
Nov 25 2014

5 ways to load up on antioxidants this Thanksgiving

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

...food is metabolized into energy. Over time, free radical damage increases the risk of cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Parkinson’s disease and other chronic diseases. However, adequate consumption of... Read More

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Age-related cognitive decline can be halted with proper care.
Jul 10 2014

5 tips for early prevention of age-related cognitive decline

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

...later dementia and stroke. Such a program may include: Physical activity Nutritional guidance Meditation Cognitive stimulation Treatment of apnea or other sleep problems. All of these lifestyle adjustments can not... Read More

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There is a strong link between oral health and general physical health.
May 22 2014

What can your teeth and gums tell you about your overall health?

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

...which may negatively affect the brain and drive the development of dementia. There is a strong body of research linking diabetes to gum disease, and the connection goes both ways.... Read More

helping older relatives with healthcare
Jan 24 2024

The time to prepare to help older relatives with healthcare is well before they need help

Family Caregiving

...concerns, and wishes well before they face a serious illness, physical limitations, or cognitive issues like dementia or Parkinson’s disease. One way to broach the subject and engage your loved... Read More