How To Cope With Older Parents Who Resist Help Or Advice

How To Cope With Older Parents Who Resist Help Or Advice Kim Sylvester was worried about her 80-year-old mother, Harriet Burkel, who was becoming increasingly frail and isolated. Sylvester would ask her mother, who also had emphysema and peripheral artery disease if she needed help. Sylvester said her mother would respond, “No, I can do … Continue reading “How To Cope With Older Parents Who Resist Help Or Advice”

Help With Your Memory?

Help With Your Memory? A major worry among older adults is memory loss. Being forgetful at times is a normal part of growing older and not always Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, because mild changes in memory and other cognitive skills occur during the aging process. Seniors concerned about their memory may want to consider the … Continue reading “Help With Your Memory?”

Alzheimer and Dementia Prevention

Alzheimer and Dementia Prevention The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) renewed the hopes of people with Alzheimer’s after granting accelerated approval for a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive brain disorder that affects more than 6.5 million Americans. Leqembi (lecanemab) removes amyloid-beta plaque, a protein that builds up in the brain and … Continue reading “Alzheimer and Dementia Prevention”

Keep Your Mind Sharp And Keep Dementia At Bay!

Keep Your Mind Sharp And Keep Dementia At Bay! Gill Livingston, a professor of psychiatry at University College London, is an expert on brain health and knows about the concerns older adults have over developing dementia. And, like other seniors, Gill, 63, makes sure she protects her brain. Livingston said she lifts weights, tries to … Continue reading “Keep Your Mind Sharp And Keep Dementia At Bay!”

Alzheimer and Dementia Prevention

Alzheimer and Dementia Prevention The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) renewed the hopes of people with Alzheimer’s after granting accelerated approval for a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive brain disorder that affects more than 6.5 million Americans. Leqembi (lecanemab) removes amyloid-beta plaque, a protein that builds up in the brain and … Continue reading “Alzheimer and Dementia Prevention”

Causes of Dementia

Causes of Dementia If you have hearing loss, a growing number of studies suggest that you may be at risk for developing dementia. However, the authors of a new study reported that managing hearing loss could potentially help prevent or slow down cognitive decline, and hearing aids may play a role in the process. In their … Continue reading “Causes of Dementia”

Alzheimer’s Disease Update: Lecanemab

Alzheimer’s Disease Update: Lecanemab Researchers are hailing an experimental drug that has shown promise in slowing cognitive decline by 27 percent in some patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The drug, Lecanemab removes amyloid clumps from the brain. Amyloid and tau are two abnormal proteins believed to be the primary cause of Alzheimer’s disease, suffered by an … Continue reading “Alzheimer’s Disease Update: Lecanemab”

A Neurologist’s Tips for Fighting Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s

A Neurologist’s Tips for Fighting Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s If you’re over 50 and find yourself misplacing your keys, forgetting why you went into a room or trying to remember a familiar friend’s name, you may be worried that you’re developing Alzheimer’s disease. “In America today, anyone over 50 lives in dread of the big … Continue reading “A Neurologist’s Tips for Fighting Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s”

Harvard nutritionist shares the No. 1 vitamin that keeps her brain ‘young and healthy’—and foods she eats ‘every day’

Harvard nutritionist shares the No. 1 vitamin that keeps her brain ‘young and healthy—and foods she eats ‘every day’ Dr. Uma Naidoo, a nutritional psychiatrist, educates her patients about the importance of maintaining their mental health and adopting a healthy diet. Likewise, Dr. Naidoo makes sure she practices what she advises her patients. “I always … Continue reading “Harvard nutritionist shares the No. 1 vitamin that keeps her brain ‘young and healthy’—and foods she eats ‘every day’”

Why Are Neurological Disorders on The Rise?

Why Are Neurological Disorders on The Rise? Medical experts are seeing a continual increase in neurological disorders that cause death and disabilities and neuroscientists are stepping up their research efforts to get to the root of the problem. Although specific causes of neurological disorders vary, some studies show age and environmental pollution are factors behind … Continue reading “Why Are Neurological Disorders on The Rise?”