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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Kaiser Report: With “Intubation” as the New COVID Watchword, Many Fearful Seniors Are Changing Their Living Wills

It’s called “intubation,” and the term has become much more familiar in the roughly 90 days since the coronavirus became headline news. Now, according to this recent Kaiser Health News report, many seniors fearful of the procedure and its negative side effects are rewriting their living wills to include the words, “No Intubation.” “No Intubation”…

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“Dear Grandma” – CNN Pens an Important Note to All Those Grandparents Who Can’t Wait for that Visit with the Grandkids

Many of our AgingOptions blog readers are grandparents – and if that describes you, then you have probably spent the past two-plus months going through major “grandchild withdrawal.” The isolation forced on all of us by COVID-19 has left hug-hungry Nanas and Papas, Grandmas and Grandpas starved for the kind of physical contact that a…

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Will Each of Your Kids Get an Equal Inheritance? How You Handle That Question Can Cause Family Strife – or Prevent It

As you plan ahead for the end of your life, one of the decisions you’ll want to think carefully about is the eventual disposition of your estate. If you plan to leave your assets and possessions to your children – and if you have more than one heir – you’ll have a potentially tough choice…

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Is Your Financial Advisor Really Helping You? NerdWallet Article Says Stock Market Turmoil Can Be a Perfect Time to Find Out

We generally appreciate what Liz Weston, columnist for the NerdWallet website, has to say, and this recent article is no exception. Instead of focusing on the nuts and bolts of financial planning and investing, Weston brings up the human dimension. During tumultuous seasons in the market like the one we’ve experienced since the coronavirus pandemic…

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