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Trouble sleeping? Why you’re at risk

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE, SLEEPWhy is it that getting a good night’s sleep gets harder the older we get?

Sleep issues are so common with seniors. Some will fall asleep easily, but wake up after only a couple of hours, which is far from ideal.

This lack of sleep can become so overwhelming you might find that you can’t participate in normal … Read More

Could these 2014 Nobel Prize scientists save your memory?

shutterstock_106390010What do you do when someone you love is so disoriented and afraid they’re trying to leave the house in the middle of the night? They can’t remember where they are, or who they are, or where they should be.

It’s a terrifying thought, and worse still, when it happens to someone close to you.

The truth is, … Read More

Why your mood could be a sign of serious illness

DEMENTIA, DEPRESSIONAs a doctor, I see people with a wide variety of health issues every day. One that I have noticed is really prevalent is depression in seniors.

As people get up in years, the risk of dementia and other degenerative diseases of the brain become much more likely. So that’s why this new information I was reading about … Read More

Harvard’s scientific trick: Healthy food becomes irresistible?

healthy eating, brainDon’t like the taste of wheatgrass or cod liver oil? How about broccoli, my least favorite childhood vegetable?!

If it sounds like something you wouldn’t ever try, or can’t bring yourself to eat, think again. Recent research has suggested that there is, in fact, a way you can be “trained” to like those less than palatable foods.

A … Read More

4 popular foods that can make seniors sick

HEALTHY EATING, TOXINSI can’t stress enough to my patients the importance of healthy eating. Whether it’s for their blood pressure, diabetes or to prevent illness, a well-balanced diet high in essential nutrients is the key to a long life.

But sometimes what you think is reasonably healthy, just isn’t. Worse still, it contains hidden toxins that can sabotage your best … Read More

If this is your blood type, you could be at risk for Alzheimer’s

memory, bloodForgetting people’s names or where you put your keys?

Memory loss is an issue that plagues so many of us as we age. And scientists continue to point out ways to prevent the decline that is seemingly a natural part of aging. You need to keep stress and blood sugars relatively low, and of course, absolutely no smoking…. Read More

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