B Vitamins to Protect Against Alzheimer’s

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There is now strong evidence to suggest that your daily dose of B vitamins may help protect you from Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease affects 36 million people worldwide. Therefore, a lot of research is put into finding a cure, but unfortunately some of the promising studies have failed late-stage clinical trials. Researchers from the FMRIB… Read more »

True or False: Exercise and Aging

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Just because you’re getting older doesn’t mean you have to give up on exercise. But a lot of people do – just one out of four people between the ages of 65 and 74 exercise on a regular basis. Many people assume that they’re too out of shape or sick or tired or just plain… Read more »

New Alzheimer’s Drug Breakthrough

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A cure for Alzheimer’s disease may be on the horizon. A groundbreaking new drug has been shown to clear away toxic clusters of protein material in the brain thought to be a primary cause of Alzheimer’s. Scientists believe that the plaque kills the healthy neurons, leading to memory loss. This is known as Alzheimer’s Theory…. Read more »

Early Detection is Key for Alzheimer’s

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November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in 2013 an estimated 5 million Americans aged 65 years or older suffered from Alzheimer’s disease with the number estimated to triple to as high as 13.8 million unless more effective ways to prevent, recognize and treat the disease are identified and… Read more »

The ABC’s of Alzheimer’s

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November is Alzheimer’s Awareness month and a recent study puts Vitamin B12 back at the forefront of research aimed at preventing this mind-bending disease. A is for Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia, a universal term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to impair daily living. While Alzheimer’s… Read more »

Reverse Aging with Glucosamine Cream

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Glucosamine is well known as a remedy for arthritis and joint problems. But, did you know that glucosamine in creams or an oral supplement has anti-aging properties? As we age, our glucosamine levels tend to drop. Applied to the skin, glucosamine helps stimulate the cellular renewal process, which helps remove and replace old, dead and… Read more »

Does Resveratrol Really Slow the Aging Process?

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You’ve likely heard about it in the news – resveratrol – the magic anti-aging solution. But what is it? Resveratrol is a compound of molecules that comes from some seed producing plants. Resveratrol is plentiful in the skins and peels of grapes and is found in both white and red wine, but in much greater… Read more »

Successful Aging and Brain Health

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Successful aging and brain health go hand in hand. Today, millions of Americans are experiencing longer lives than ever before. In fact, the percentage of Americans age 65 and older has more than tripled in the last 100 years, and now represents 13 percent of the population. There has been a shift from that of… Read more »

Improve Your Health for a Better Self

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Today is National Senior Health and Fitness Day. This year’s theme is “Improve Your Health for a Better Self.” The goal is to help keep older Americans healthy and fit. This year marks the 23rd National Senior Health and Fitness Day, which will be celebrated by over 100,000 older Americans participating in activities across the… Read more »

Six Healthy Snack Solutions for Seniors

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As you get older, convenience becomes increasingly important. However, reaching for that pre-packaged snack isn’t necessarily a good idea. Even if it claims to be “healthy,” it is probably laden with extra sugar, salt and preservatives. Instead, try these six healthy snack solutions for seniors: Veggies & Hummus– Vegetables are full of healthy nutrients. Try… Read more »