There are two types of Alzheimer’s disease—early-onset and late-onset. Both types have a genetic component, which leaves anyone who has relatives diagnosed with the condition wondering, “Is Alzheimer’s hereditary?” First, keep in mind that this is a very complex disease. Though your risk is higher if you have a family
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Q. How can you tell if someone has early-onset dementia?
A. Early-onset dementia refers to having developed dementia before the age of 65. In some people, problems with balance and strength may be the first signs of dementia. In a six-year study of 2,288 men and women age 65 and over,
A cool glass of water is calorie-free, readily available, and refreshing. Without water, you could live only a few days. Between 45 and 75 percent of a person’s body weight is water. Water is necessary for transporting nutrients, facilitating digestion, lubricating joints and body tissues, maintaining blood pressure and circulation,
A recent study adds to the evidence that blue light blocking glasses (also called blue blocking glasses) can alleviate the negative health effects of screen viewing at night.
Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating condition that compromises the ability to remember, think, and take care of oneself. There is no cure and the treatments available today can help with symptoms, but only temporarily. But there is hope. Many experts believe that the greatest chance for truly impacting Alzheimer’s disease
Up to one in five women of reproductive age suffers from polycycstic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a hormone im-balance that can lead to infertility, diabetes, depression, and increased risk for heart problems. PCOS is named after cyst-like follicles that often form on the ovaries of women with this condition, but these
Acupuncture May Ease Hot Flashes
Researchers have found that breast cancer survivors experiencing hot flashes may get relief from acupuncture. In a study published online Aug. 24, 2015 in the Journal of Clinical Oncolo-gy, participants were women with breast cancer undergoing therapies that target estrogen who were experiencing multiple hot flashes
From weight gain to infertility, PCOS symptoms are wide-ranging—and often missed.