How To Improve Brain Aging With Life Goals

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  June 30, 2015

As seniors age, their brains become vulnerable to cognitive decline. The number of older adults with memory-loss diseases like Alzheimer's is growing every year. In fact, the Alzheimer's Association explained that while currently over 5 million seniors in the U.S. have Alzheimer's disease, by 2025, experts predict that more than 7 million people will be impacted. Older adults should work to ensure healthy brain aging with stimulating activities and life goals. 

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Marijuana Proves Ineffective For Dementia Treatment

By Tim Watt  |  June 24, 2015

Medical marijuana is becoming a common treatment for various ailments and conditions, from attention deficit disorder to cancer. Well, prior research had suggested that this remedy would also aid those dealing with behavioral changes from having dementia. Turns out, that belief may be a hoax.

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Rita Altman Shares Summer Fun Ideas For Those With Memory Loss

By  |  June 18, 2015

With summer in full swing, there are many things to look forward to, everything from barbeques with friends and family to vacations at the beach. Though it is a season full of exciting outdoor opportunities, it is important to remember our loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other forms of memory loss as temperatures rise.

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Country Singer Glen Campbell Proves Alzheimer's Isn't Stopping Him

By Tim Watt  |  June 15, 2015

Glen Campbell won best country song of the year at the 2015 Grammy Awards. Given his success, you probably wouldn't guess that Campbell is also battling Alzheimer's Disease. Though the country star was unable to accept the award due to his condition, his wife, Kim, was able to accept it on his behalf. In her speech, she noted how tremendous of a journey it has been for Campbell, and how she hoped he would be excited when she showed him the award.

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Researchers Developing New Tests To Discover Alzheimer's Earlier

By Megan Ray  |  June 11, 2015

Alzheimer's disease is one of the most significant chronic health concerns for seniors in the U.S. for a variety of reasons. It isn't just that the illness affects around 5 million people in the U.S., according to the Alzheimer's Association, or that it's the sixth leading cause of death among seniors. One of the most troubling aspects of the condition is that it's often difficult to diagnose until it's too late.

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Is It Possible To Reduce The Effects Of Aging On The Brain

By Tim Watt  |  June 11, 2015

Aging is a fact of life. While many people take great care to maintain a healthy mind and body even into later adulthood, the reality is that there are some effects associated with getting older that are more or less unavoidable. Even those who maintain a healthy diet, participate in regular exercise and avoid harmful lifestyle habits like smoking may experience some subtle signs of aging despite overall good health and well-being.

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Can The Body's Immune System Help Fight Alzheimer's Disease?

By Tim Watt  |  June 10, 2015

Our bodies are resilient disease-fighting machines. Our complex and effective immune systems can help purge our system of harmful bacteria and viruses linked to disease.

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Preserving Cognitive Health: What Works And What Doesn't

By Megan Ray  |  June 8, 2015

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 16 million people were living in the U.S. with various forms of cognitive impairment in 2009, including over 5 million people aged 65 or older with Alzheimer's disease. As seniors work to prevent cognitive decline, it's important to know what works to maintain a healthy brain.

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