A Strawberry a Day Might Impact Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

As we age, our risk for neurological disorders increases. It is part of life. Why do some people live past 100 years of age and never lose an ounce of brainpower or memory, and others can develop Alzheimer’s disease (AD) … Continue reading

Why Are We Gambling with Our Health Daily?

Gambling means that we take risky actions for the desired result. What is the desired outcome for our health? It is not having someone change your diaper for the last five or ten years of your life. It is about … Continue reading

Seven Ways to Shape Up and Slow Down Brain Aging

Our brains age daily, incrementally, of course. However, inevitable brain aging can be addressed with simple lifestyle changes. Keeping your brain healthy longer is key to an enjoyable retirement. Brain Aging https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/how-aging-brain-affects-thinking. What are some common symptoms of an aging … Continue reading

The New Alzheimers Blood Test is Not for Everyone!

No single diagnostic test tells a physician that a patient has Alzheimer’s. However, medical histories can be taken, cognitive tests given, and other physical and neurological exams might hone in on dementia in general. https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/diagnosis/medical_tests. Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease … Continue reading

We Expected a Downward Shift in Life Expectancy Due to the Pandemic, Right?

Yes, the pandemic lowered the life expectancy in the United States. The latest Human Mortality Database (https://www.mortality.org/) shows a decrease in life expectancy of nearly two years for those born in 2020. https://www.bmj.com/content/373/bmj.n1343 shows a good graphic of the decline … Continue reading

Are Statin Drugs Setting the Stage for Future Dementia?

One might ask, what do statin drugs have to do with the brain or dementia? The brain is the largest user of cholesterol in the body. Cholesterol is essential for normal brain development. Almost every cell in the body needs … Continue reading

Low Blood Pressure Might Indicate Higher Risk of Dementia in Older Adults

My wife invited me to watch a CBS 60 Minutes program she wandered into that was done in 2014 (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/living-into-your-90-60-minutes-2021-05-29/) that dealt with aging. I have written two books on longevity, and she felt it would be interesting to see … Continue reading

Chemical Imbalance Cause Number Three for Alzheimer’s Disease

A deficiency in vitamin B12 mimics Alzheimer’s disease (AD). So many things can cause chemical imbalances in the brain – aging, disease, injury, stress, nutrition, sugar, and more. When everything is in balance, the brain works well. However, when too … Continue reading

A Common Over-The-Counter Supplement May Also Increase Longevity

Glucosamine is used by many to rebuild cartilage in worn-out or damaged joints. Two years ago, a BioMed Pharmacother (March 2018) study reported that glucosamine lowered the risk of cardiovascular death by over 20%. Glucosamine is an anti-inflammatory and has … Continue reading

What 7 Things Scientists Learned About Living Beyond 90 Years of Age

Seven years ago, Lesley Stahl hosted a CBS 60 Minutes broadcast about what factors determine which of us will live past ninety years of age. A questionnaire was completed by 14,000 people in 1981 that was highly detailed about their … Continue reading