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Focus on Dementia: Can You Have the Pathology but No Symptoms? Can Alzheimer’s be Reversed? Research Uncovers Dementia’s Mysteries

Medical experts are learning more each day about the coronavirus, but there’s quite a bit that remains a mystery. Why, for example, are men affected so much more than women? Why do some people become seriously ill while others experience what amounts to a mild cold? And perhaps one of the greatest puzzles is, why…

Focus on Dementia: Excerpts from Groundbreaking UCLA Study – “Reversal of cognitive decline: A novel therapeutic program”

Editor’s Note: This UCLA study first appeared in the medical press in 2014. We are publishing brief excerpts on the AgingOptions Blog as part of our Focus on Dementia. You can access and read the entire UCLA study by clicking here. Abstract This report describes a novel, comprehensive, and personalized therapeutic program that is based…

Focus on Dementia: Don’t Overlook These Basic Tips on How to Adopt a “Brain-Healthy” Lifestyle

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the topics we write about most often on the AgingOptions blog (including this article from just a few months back).  Few topics generate more interest and more worry than dementia, especially since the statistics sound so alarming: roughly 6 million people are affected today (not counting family and friends), a…

Focus on Dementia: New Study Says Diets Rich in Certain Antioxidants Called Flavonols Can Reduce Your Odds for Dementia

Chances are you won’t find flavonols on the restaurant menu or listed by name on your grocer’s shelf. But if you’re interested in preserving a healthy brain – and who isn’t? – it’s a word you might want to get used to. A recent nutritional study, as reported in this recent article from the HealthDay…

Focus on Dementia: One of the Best Ways to Boost Your Brainpower as You Age is to Cultivate Strong Friendships

The next time you’re with a group of good friends, think about this fact: the longer you keep your friendships strong, the more they may be helping you stay mentally sharp and avoid cognitive decline. That’s the take-away from an ongoing study of seniors being conducted by Northwestern University and reported in this article from…

A Surprising Parallel Between the Coronavirus and Alzheimer’s Disease: Some Patients Have the Pathological Evidence, but No Symptoms

Medical experts are learning more each day about the coronavirus, but there’s quite a bit that remains a mystery. Why, for example, are men affected so much more than women? Why do some people become seriously ill while others experience what amounts to a mild cold? And perhaps one of the greatest puzzles is, why…

Be Careful What You’re Taking: These Widely-Used Medications can Mimic – and Even Trigger – Dementia

During this time when everyone is preoccupied with the coronavirus pandemic, it’s difficult to think about anything else. But many Americans continue to seek medical care for other, less urgent afflictions, and thousands of them will be given prescriptions for drugs they’ve never taken before. If that applies to you or a loved one, then…

Depression, Dementia, Even Early Death: Studies of Seniors Link Feelings of Loneliness with Major Health Concerns

We’ve written before here on the AgingOptions blog about the host of physical and emotional problems seniors experience when they live with chronic loneliness and isolation. Because this subject affects so many seniors and families, we wanted to update you on a few recent articles that put the “loneliness crisis” into perspective. The big takeaway…

Do You Want Some Flavonols With That? New Study Says Diets Rich in Certain Antioxidants Can Reduce Your Odds for Dementia

Chances are you won’t find flavonols on the restaurant menu or listed by name on your grocer’s shelf. But if you’re interested in preserving a healthy brain – and who isn’t? – it’s a word you might want to get used to. A recent nutritional study, as reported in this recent article from the HealthDay…

With All the Fear About Dementia, Don’t Overlook These Basic Tips on How to Live a “Brain-Healthy” Lifestyle

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the topics we write about most often on the AgingOptions blog (including this article from just last week).  Few topics generate more interest and more worry than dementia, especially since the statistics sound so alarming: roughly 6 million people are affected today (not counting family and friends), a figure which…