Articles relating to 'dementia'
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

When you’re afraid your memory is declining…

brain, dementiaA sunny outlook on life doesn’t just brighten your day in the present – it could also help protect your brain from dementia in the future.

Dementia is a decline in mental ability that is severe enough to affect one’s daily life. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, which affects more than five million Americans … Read More

Seniors Have Sharper Memory Than Ever Before

178618070Oh so true: 50 is the new 40 and 60 is the new 70 and so on. But youthful vitality is not all physical appearance.

New research shows that seniors today have sharper minds than they did years ago. Yet another reason to enjoy getting older!

Comparing Age And Memory

During a European-based study, more than 200 elderly … Read More

5 Unusual (Yet Incredibly Easy) Ways to Protect Your Brain Health

83110822What a difference, watching how my older patients treat their brain health versus how my younger patients do.

A skipped appointment, confusion about how to take a prescription, or a forgotten instruction from our last visit sends my older patients into a spin of nervous panic, embarrassment, defensiveness, a string of excuses, and several assurances that such “highly … Read More

Study Finds Laughter Actually IS the Best Medicine for Dementia

78531136Dementia is a mental health condition that is quickly becoming a major health concern around the world.  Approximately 35.6 million people suffer from the disease worldwide and 7.7 million new cases are diagnosed each year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).  Dementia involves a deterioration of memory, thinking, and behavior.  And eventually, it interferes with the ability … Read More

Breastfeeding Women May Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer’s

56568093Improved healthcare has contributed to longer, healthier lives; however, along with aging comes an increased risk of dementia.  Approximately 35.6 million people around the world are living with dementia, and this number is expected to double every 20 years with a significant portion of this increase occurring in developing countries. Dementia commonly affects older people, although cases in … Read More

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