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  • The Most Widely Used Drug by Seniors

    What is the most widely used drug by seniors?  It’s the same one that is most widely used by all adults: caffeine.  It’s estimated that about four in five adults world-wide consume at least one caffeine-containing beverage daily.  I...

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  • 9 Flags for the Senior Abuse that Leaves No Bruises

    We’ve all seen the ads on television about the lawyers who will stand up for our older loved one if they are abused or neglected in a nursing home or other facility.  A bruise, a bed sore or maybe...

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  • Not Just Sticks and Stones…

    Actually names can hurt you…sticks and stones can break your bones, but ageism affects the health of older adults.  When older adults are at the receiving end of ageist comments they internalize what they hear, so much so that...

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  • Blood Pressure and Dementia?

    Although Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, there are over 100 different causes of reduced brain function and cognition…dementia.  Although we are all hopeful for a cure…or should I say cures.  So, it is huge when...

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  • Alzheimer’s: A Train Wreck in Slow Motion?

    That depends on what you mean by “slow” motion.  It was just a couple years ago that I noted in my book on dementia that a new case of Alzheimer’s disease is diagnosed in the United States every 67...

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  • Friends Don’t Let Friends Have Dementia

    I have talked before about the FDA-approved medications indicated for Alzheimer’s disease.  The short answer is that they are not very effective – statistically effective, yes – but not appreciably effective and not for very long.  That all deserves...

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  • The Heart of the Matter

    I promise that I am not going to get up on my soap box about diet and exercise and all the health benefits owing to not sitting around so much.  I have a different soap box today.  Doctors often...

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  • Exercise Beats More than Dementia

    You may be familiar with the statistics on breast cancer in America.  One in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetimes, and even some men develop breast cancer.  You probably also know that early detection is really...

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