The Inflammation Connection to Alzheimer’s

According to a recent study from November 2017, people who show signs of inflammation in middle age are more likely to suffer from brain shrinkage later in life, a possible precursor to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The findings in the journal, Neurology, are the latest to uncover an association between dementia and inflammation, in which… Read more »

Look for these Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s, especially in the early stages, is forgetting recently learned information. As is generally the case with most diseases, early detection and treatment can make a huge difference. The Alzheimer’s Association has published the following warning signs and symptoms that everyone should be aware of: Memory loss that… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Successful Aging and Brain Health

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 »

Turning Your Everyday Activities into Exercise

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), adults should get 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise a week. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines moderate aerobic activity as “anything that makes your heart beat faster.” Using this logic, many of your daily activities can become exercise if you do them faster or with more… Read more »