Sep 26

Hints That Lifestyle Changes May Guard Against Dementia

Story by LAURAN NEERGAARD Seek a good education. Control blood pressure and diabetes. Get off the couch. There are some hints, but no proof yet, that these and other lifestyle changes just might help stave off dementia. A provocative report in the British journal Lancet earlier this year raised the prospect that a third of […]

Sep 26

A Merry Little Christmas: Make the Holidays the Best for Loved Ones with Dementia

Story by THOMAS PLANK Bright lights, laughter and chaos in the kitchen and dining room, screams of joyous excitement and the constant low rumble of happy conversation. New people coming in the door, cold air trailing behind, children running inside and outside, teenagers doing their best impressions of being an adult. Ham sizzling in the […]

Aug 4

Working Out Means Keeping Your Brain Healthy

by Brace Hayden for Montana 55 According the recent U.S. Census, the population older than 65 is predicted to double during the next 25 years, growing to 70 million by 2030. Along with the swell of the senior tsunami, the prevalence of Alzheimer’s and other cognitive diseases is estimated to increase by as much as […]

Aug 4

The Truth About Alzheimer’s

(BPT) – It’s the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, affects more than 5 million Americans and one out of every three seniors will die from it. Yet misconceptions surround Alzheimer’s disease. Contrary to what many people think about Alzheimer’s, it’s not a normal part of growing older. And while there’s not yet […]