Posts Tagged ‘alzheimer’s disease’

The 3 Types of Alzheimer’s

According to a Marist Public Opinion poll, Alzheimer’s is the disease Americans fear most – more than heart disease, more than cancer. And no one wants to talk about fears. The thing is, understanding the 3 types of Alzheimer’s is one of the keys to coping with it – and to giving yourself or your…

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When A Loved One Has Alzheimer’s

Head missing puzzle pieces

Feeling forgotten by a loved one is excruciatingly painful. And, unfortunately for many family members and friends of Alzheimer’s sufferers this is the reality. A lot has been said about the individual suffering from the disease, but the truth is that those close to him or her suffer greatly too. In this post we’ll discuss…

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Your Brain On Exercise

You’re probably somewhat familiar with some of the benefits exercise has on your physical health. But, did you know that “exercise,” according to Wendy Suzuki, “is the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain.” Exercise for the Senior Brain For a senior, optimal brain functioning is a primary concern. Two areas responsible…

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Cancer Testing In The Elderly: Does It Really Make A Difference?

Cancer testing in the elderly has recently become controversial.  A growing number of cancer specialists, health system analysts, and geriatricians, are advocating for no testing. They insist, such testing is highly unlikely to detect lethal disease, hugely expensive, and more likely to harm than help. If lethal disease is found, follow-up testing and treatment is often…

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