Depression Linked to Heart Failure

A recent study suggests that depression may increase the risk of heart failure.  Scientists looked at nearly 63,000 people in Norway who underwent physical and mental health assessments.  Over the course of 11 years, close to 1,500 of the participants developed heart failure. Compared to people with symptoms of depression, those with mild symptoms were… Read more »

Beating the Holiday Blues

Thanksgiving is soon and we’re headed into the five-week period known as “the holidays.”  It’s supposed to be a joyous time of gathering friends and family.  But sometimes our anticipation and excitement can turn into feelings of sadness, stress and depression often referred to as the “holiday blues.”  Here are ten ways we hope to… Read more »

Five Foods that May Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

The food you eat can impact your brain health.  Things like trans fats and excess sugar can slow the brain down.  But if you include the following foods in your diet, you just might reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Walnuts – these little guys pack a big nutritional punch! They are… Read more »

Stress Connected to Alzheimer’s

You know stress contributes to heart disease, digestive difficulties and sleep disorders such as insomnia.  But now research has linked stress to Alzheimer’s disease.  And it’s not just any stress, it’s the daily stress – the ongoing, unrelenting stress you experience as you navigate life – that’s to blame. The University of California, San Diego… Read more »

Stay Sharp and Protect Your Memory

It’s happened to all of us.  You get to the store and can’t remember what you’re there for.  Or, even with a calendar reminder, you still forget that appointment.  It doesn’t mean you have Alzheimer’s disease or are having a so-called “senior moment.” However, research shows that memory loss can actually begin as early as your… Read more »

Reflect: Think About You

A neurology team from the UK found that people had increased brain activity when they were asked to reflect and think about themselves.  The authors say their findings are significant because they open the door for more research and bridge the gap between psychological and neural processes. Other studies have shown that an area of… Read more »

Beat the Holiday Blues

The holidays are here and it can be a stressful time of year for many.  It’s supposed to be a joyous time of gathering friends and family.  But sometimes our anticipation and excitement can turn into feelings of sadness, stress and depression referred to as the “holiday blues.”  Here are ten ways to beat those… Read more »