Water is one of the health essentials you probably don’t think about much, but chronic dehydration can have significant impact on your well-being. Furthermore, we wouldn’t survive long without it. Water makes up about three-quarters of our body weight; we obtain it via the fluids we drink (obviously!), and from
Tag: cognitive impairment
Tea is hot—figuratively and (sometimes) literally. It’s the second-most consumed beverage in the world, following only water. In the United States, sales of tea reached $11.5 billion in 2015. Green tea is particularly trendy, and with good reason. The benefits of green tea have been well documented and reported in
Positive Attitudes About Aging May Help Lower Dementia Risk
A gene called apolipoprotein E (ApoE) is one of the main genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease. Not everyone with that gene develops Alzheimer’s or any other form of dementia. Numerous studies have been done to try to determine why some people
The amount of research supporting the link between physical fitness and better brain health continues to grow. In a study published recently in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers found that the lower a person’s fitness level, the faster that person experiences deterioration of certain nerve fibers in the brain.
When the early signs of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) start to appear, you should consider talking with your doctor about getting an evaluation of your cognitive health. Recently updated guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of MCI suggest that changes in memory and thinkings skills should be examined, and not
Older adults are more than twice as likely to be killed in a car crash than younger people, and research suggests that many seniors who are injured in crashes suffer pain for months afterwards. In one 2015 study, 26 percent of seniors who had been involved in a crash were
Eating Processed Meats May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
A recent large study (European Journal of Cancer, February) links processed meat consumption to a greater risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women. It has been known for some time that eating processed meats (those that are preserved by smoking, curing, salting, or
The Mediterranean diet, centered around fruits, vegetables, olive oil, nuts, legumes, and whole grains, is good for everything from your brain to your bones. Learn the benefits of the Mediterranean diet—and how to use it to prevent cognitive decline, heart disease, depression, and even cancer.
The diet focuses on a small
Typically, shiny red sports cars or Harley motorcycles come to mind when you hear the words, “mid-life crisis.” Many wives joke that after 50, their husbands begin “losing their minds.” But, research indicates…