Five Things You Should Know About Alzheimer’s Disease

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease is growing — and growing fast. An estimated 5.5 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s disease. November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Here are five things you should know. Alzheimer’s is fatal, but treatable. Alzheimer’s disease is currently ranked as the sixth… Read more »

Five Arthritis-Friendly Foods

While you can’t cure arthritis with food, growing evidence suggests that following a healthy diet and adding in specific foods and spices could help fight inflammation and joint pain. If you suffer from painful arthritis, try adding these five arthritis-friendly foods to your diet: Fatty Fish – Fatty fish like salmon, tuna, trout and mackerel… Read more »

Knee Pain Worsens with Age

Every step you take puts pressure on your knees and joints, so it makes sense that as you age, that wear and tear takes a toll and you notice more pain. However, certain conditions can increase your knee pain and being aware may help you avoid some of the discomfort. Osteoarthritis – Knee pain can be… Read more »

Healthy Aging with Antioxidants

If you’re looking for a magical pill to stop the aging process, you won’t find one. But, you can at least slow things down with the foods you choose to eat. Look for foods that are rich in antioxidants because they fight the damage caused by free radicals. Next time you go shopping, be sure… Read more »

Healthy Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Aging Cells

Eat well, exercise and nourish your mind. These positive lifestyle attributes have been linked time and again to better health. Would you change your ways and skip the fries or hit the gym if you knew that altering your lifestyle could not only slow, but actually reverse the aging of your cells? Researchers have produced… Read more »

Feeling Better With Age

Growing older may not be as bad as you think. A recent study found that despite the physical and mental toll of time, people actually feel better as they age, not worse. As part of the UCSD and Stanford University Successful Aging Evaluation Study (SAGE), researchers asked more than 1,000 people aged 50 to 99… Read more »

B Vitamins to Protect Against Alzheimer’s

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

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

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

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 »