Alzheimer’s Risk Lowered by Brain Training – or NOT!

I read an article last night that sounds good, but I believe it cannot work. The headline is, How to Train Your Brain to Prevent Dementia. (https://www.newsmax.com/health/health-news/brain-dementia-alzheimers/2022/08/19/id/1083866/) The underlying assumption is that athletes train to become better. Other professionals do … Continue reading

One in Five Older Adults Are Deficient in This Vitamin and Have Higher Risk of Dementia

Twenty percent of older adults are deficient in folate (vitamin B9). Researchers examined over twenty-seven thousand medical records of men and women between 60 and 75. The Study https://www.newsmax.com/health/health-news/low-folate-dementia-death-aging/2022/03/22/id/1062407/. None of them were previously diagnosed with dementia. For four years, … Continue reading

How Do We Know if Our Loved Ones Have Alzheimer’s and What Options Do We Have?

Last night, I was on my regular monthly Zoom meeting with some squadron mates from VP-94. VP-94 was a Patrol Squadron stationed in Belle Chase, LA, until decommissioned in 2006 (https://www.vpnavy.com/vp94.html). The topics vary from all corners of the world … Continue reading

Half of Vitamin E is Not Enough for Long Term Health

After church last weekend, I talked with several friends about life, family, the pandemic, and health in general. Unfortunately, one of my conversations centered on death, especially that of heart attack and stroke. However, the friend I was chatting with … Continue reading

Natural Compound in Basil Found to Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Scientists work daily to find methods to disrupt pathways that create disease. For example, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has several pathways – genetics, inflammation, oxidative stress, protein structural issues, excitotoxicity, and probably a few more less known. I have written over … Continue reading

Why Are Some People at Higher Risk Than Others for Infection After Vaccination?

Before vaccines, people with multiple health problems were at higher risk for hospitalization and death. Vaccines were developed to reduce the severity of symptoms to reduce hospitalizations and the mortality rate. However, they were not created to stop the spread … 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

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

Why is Dementia and Other Cognitive Disorders Often Undiagnosed for Years?

I believe the easy answer to my question today is that there is no simple, easy, and cheap way to detect dementia and related cognitive disorders. It would be great if there were a blood test that could diagnose dementia. … Continue reading