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  • Alzheimer’s Update – Part 2

    This is the second in my two-part update on what we know about Alzheimer’s disease.  There are more than 3,000 registered clinical trials focusing on Alzheimer’s disease with the FDA currently.  Yet, there remain only four approved medications (plus...

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  • An Alzheimer’s Update – Part 1

    You have heard from me before about how there is a new Alzheimer’s Disease diagnosis in America every 67 seconds…about one a minute every day and every night!  According to medical professionals it is becoming even more prevalent worldwide. ...

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  • Midlife Inflammation Leads to Cognitive Decline

    You have to start early to ward off Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of cognitive decline.  It seems to be a fairly universal rule that it is far easier to prevent most medical problems than it is to “cure”...

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  • Seven Reasons to Not Ignore Valentine’s Day

    Who thinks it’s a good idea to just blow off Valentine’s Day?  I am guessing not many hands will go up for that idea…some might even say that their spouse will kill them if they don’t bring forth at...

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  • When Being Down is Not Just a Feeling

    We have all heard that pride goes before a fall.  It turns out that feeling down often precedes falling down as well…at least for older adults.  For a number of years, there has been a well-founded suspicion among health...

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  • The Other Four Winter Hazards for Older Adults

    You don’t have to be a meteorologist to know that winter can be particularly challenging for older adults in the upper Midwest.  So, I am not going to talk about slipping on ice or hypothermia; I think most of...

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  • The Best Prescription: Stay!

    It was a story about a prescription shared over lunch recently.  During the course of a lunch with a caregiver, he relayed the “prescription” his spouse had received some ten-plus years ago from a specialist when she was first...

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  • Don’t Sugar-coat It

    What if I told you there is a threat to your mental health that is three times more common than Alzheimer’s disease?  Yes, about five hundred thousand people each year will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, but 1.5 million adults...

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