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Causes of Dementia

The Doctor and the Patient

Greg O'Brien | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Greg O'Brien

Barry says you can fish on the flats for two hours -- an hour before and after low tide -- without having to worry. The tide, as it is with aging, creeps in deceptively.

Genetic Hand-Me-Downs

Greg O'Brien | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Greg O'Brien

My grandmother, Loretta Sinnott Brown, called me "snippy snooper" as a young boy because I was always "snooping around," asking too many questions, fo...

Sugar Kills! How Do We Decrease Consumption?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Our advice could be simple: "Eat real food. If they advertise it, don't buy it." The explanation simple as well: They advertise food and beverages because they want you to eat and drink products that are unhealthy."

Landmark Alzheimer's Study Pinpoints Protein That Protects Aging Brain

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 03.20.2014 | Fifty

The conundrum has stumped doctors for years. Why do neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's affect only the elderly? Why do some people live to...

How to Tell If a Loved One Has Dementia

Carol W. Berman, M.D. | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol W. Berman, M.D.

If you find yourself faced with these 10 signs of dementia, please get help for your loved one. And seek help for yourself too, so that you can deal with your loved one's illness effectively.

Saying Goodbye to Our Parents: Their Trip Home

Gary Nelson | Posted 03.24.2013 | Fifty
Gary Nelson

Maybe where this place called home is located is not what's so important. Instead, it's what we believe home to be, which is someplace very familiar to us, the place where we all came from.

'Alive Again': A Case Of Reversible Memory Loss

Cynthia R. Green, Ph.D. | Posted 05.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Cynthia R. Green, Ph.D.

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) is a rare but reversible cause of memory loss caused by abnormal levels of cerebral spinal fluid in the brain.

The "Food Hormone" Leptin, And Alzheimer's Disease

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

For a number of years there has been evidence that leptin, a hormone involved in the regulation of appetite and fat metabolism in the body, might play a role in preventing Alzheimer's Disease.

The Prevention Of Alzheimer's Disease

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

Many individuals have come to my Psychiatry office asking if their elderly parent's or grandparent's diagnosis of Alzheimer's has doomed them as well to a future of dementia. The answer is, "Probably not."

Senior Moment or Alzheimer's?

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

It's clear we need to make curing Alzheimer's disease a national priority and devote sufficient resources to head off what is obviously an impending disaster.

Point 4: Americans Are Obese And Inert -- Resulting In Huge Health Care Costs

George Halvorson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
George Halvorson

We will spend about 17.6 percent of our GDP on health care expenses this year in America, primarily because we are not healthy in some very key areas.

'Long Sleepers' Show Higher Demential Risk

msn.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Spanish researchers found that among nearly 3,300 older adults they followed for three years, those who slept nine or more hours per day, daytime naps...

Do I Really Want to Know If I Have Alzheimer's?

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

Research suggests that less than 35 percent of people with Alzheimer's or other dementias are properly diagnosed. Early diagnosis is crucial.

Study: Coffee Can Lower Risk Of Dementia

nytimes.com | NICHOLAS BAKALAR | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Drinking coffee may do more than just keep you awake. A new study suggests an intriguing potential link to mental health later in life, as well. A ...

Study: Big Bellies Can Lead To Dementia

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — Having a big belly in your 40s can boost your risk of getting Alzheimer's disease or other dementia decades later, a new study sugges...