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Managing Aggressive Behavior in People with Alzheimer’s — Without Medication

Difficult behaviors, such as agitation, aggression, are common in people with Alzheimer’s disease. “Often, more than memory loss, behavioral symptoms of dementia are among the most difficult aspects of caring for people with dementia. The symptoms are experienced almost universally, across dementia stages and causes,” according to Dr Helen C Kales, head of the University…

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How Much Exercise You Need to Protect against Alzheimer’s?

It’s well-known that keeping your mind active is good for your brain, but a recent study shows that keeping your body active is important for brain health, as well. The study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, shows that seniors who engage in moderate exercise for just over an hour a day, show significant…

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Slowing the Decline in Cognitive Function

In a recent report from the Alzheimer’s Association it was noted that in the United States, 15% to 20%  of adults over the age of 65 suffer from mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Individuals suffering from MCI have a far greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Mild cognitive impairment denotes a decline in standard…

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“Social Capital” Helps Seniors Retain Brain Function

Everyone is advised to save money for retirement. But as people grow older, their financial capital is not the only determinant of their health; there “social” capital is also important for their well-being, both physical and emotional. This is especially the case when it comes to preserving brain function. “Social capital” refers to how much…

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The Connection between Blood Pressure and Dementia

We often think of diseases in terms of which part of the body they affect: there are heart diseases, cognitive diseases, diseases of the joints. But the truth is that the body is one giant system, and a disease that seems to affect on part may also impact another. Such is the case with high…

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Seeing and Hearing are Related to Brain Function

Seeing and Hearing are Related to Brain Function

Many research studies have shown a direct correlation between the quality of a person’s vision and hearing and their rate of cognitive decline. Numerous studies have demonstrated a correlation between hearing loss and loss of memory, while other studies have demonstrated a correlation between the loss of eyesight — whether due to cataracts, diabetes or…

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The Importance of Regular Sleep Patterns on Good Health

The Importance of Regular Sleep Patterns on Good Health

Recent research at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC has added important new insights into the growing mound of evidence suggesting that going to sleep at a regular time is fundamentally connected to good cardiovascular health and proper metabolic functioning. Previous studies have also linked irregular sleep schedules with obesity, diabetes and high…

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