Category Archives for Alzheimers/Dementia

Oui! The More Languages You Know The Better Off You Are!

Recent studies found that trilingual people have a significantly lower risk of cognitive impairment than those who are bilingual. According to Magali Perquin, PhD, of the Public Research Center for Health in Luxembourg – “It appears speaking more than two…

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Let Them Enjoy The Small Things in Life

Innovative Nursing Home Approach to Alzheimer’s Patients Makes Lots of Sense She’s 98, suffers from dementia, and wants an ice cream sundae. Let her have it! That’s the motto of one highly successful nursing home that’s gone head-to-head with the…

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Brainier than Thou

A little while ago, we learned that extra body fat was correlated with smaller brain volume and possibly linked to increased rates of Alzheimer’s disease.  Across the city, ice cream spoons were sadly set aside.  Not that anyone wanted to…

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Caring for a Spouse with Alzheimer’s Puts Significant Other at Greater Risk

At the recent Alzheimer’s Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease, an eye opening study demonstrated that spouses who care for a mate suffering from dementia were more likely to develop the same condition, with husband caregivers at a much…

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Is That Your Stomach Rumbling as You Drink From the Fountain of Youth?

The irony is quite delicious:  Scientists believe they have indeed found the Fountain of Youth and it is found right at the entry of our mouths- as long as we seriously restrict our calorie intake while maintaining all essential nutrients?…

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Heartbreak in the Throes of Dementia

By: Nechama Drillick Advanced dementia is something that the average healthy person has a hard time imagining unless they are the caregiver of a loved one in that condition. Researchers in Boston recently documented the ravages of this incurable state…

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Ladies: Gaining Those Pounds Today May Mean Your Independence Tomorrow

So we gals thought we had an inherent biological superiority when it came to longevity. It now appears that women, though likely to live longer than men, are are up to two and a half times more likely to suffer…

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Now I Remember Why I Love My Starbucks

Some days start off better than others. An inveterate recipient of medical and pharmaceutical RSS feeds and real time alerts from a myriad of medical sources, I’m often hit with a phalanx of “cease and desists” regarding any number of…

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Relax Actively

~ by Lydia Yolen Relax actively. That’s the advice of researchers to the retired and the elderly. Not only is it beneficial for your heart, it’s beneficial for your mind. This news is the conclusion of numerous studies concerning how…

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It’s Not the Firm Handshake, It’s the WARM Handshake

by Ruth Folger Weiss Add this to your  “it’s nice to know” file: Physical warmth impacts on how we view other people and, creates a causal scenario where we then treat the other person in a warm or cold fashion….

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