Tag: dementia

The 3 Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

The 3 Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

Because Alzheimer’s disease continues to get worse over time, it’s often thought of as unfolding in stages. This can be helpful, but it’s important to understand that when it comes to the stages of Alzheimer’s, the symptoms and rate of progression can vary from person to person.

There are different systems

1. The Heart of the Matter

To fully appreciate the importance of following a heart-healthy lifestyle, it’s helpful to understand the impact that cardiovascular disease (a term that refers to conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels) has on the population of the United States. Consider these 2018 statistics from the American Heart Association (AHA):

Cardiovascular

4 Common Maltitol Side Effects

4 Common Maltitol Side Effects

While artificial sweeteners, such as maltitol, may come with some advantages, they are not completely safe to eat. Maltitol side effects include a variety of digestive problems including diarrhea, gas, and abdominal discomfort.

Palliative Care Can Improve Your Quality of Life

When you hear the words “palliative care,” what comes to mind? If you said “hospice” or “terminal illness,” you have a common misconception about what palliative care is and how it can benefit patients.

“Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with chronic or serious illnesses with the goal of

News Briefs: Thinking Good Thoughts; Higher Eduction & Alzheimer’s Disease

Thinking Good Thoughts About Yourself Provides Mental, Physical Benefits
People who took the time to think kind and encouraging thoughts about themselves and others developed greater self-compassion and connection to others and experienced improved heart function, according to a small study published recently in Clinical Psychological Science. Researchers divided study participants

The Benefits of Getting Older

Yes, there are less-than-desirable changes as we get older. But what about the positive aspects of moving forward through the years? Turns out there are plenty of those, too. And they are called out and scientifically substantiated in a new book written by UCLA psychology professor Alan Castel, PhD. Better

Goal Setting Helps Define Quality of Life

In the early phases of dementia, emphasis is typically placed on preserving function for as long as possible through medications and other interventions. As the disease progresses, however, goals and treatments tend to focus more on quality of life rather than the length of it. To help patients and caregivers

Mind & Memory Newsbriefs: Female vs. Male Brains; Exercise & Cognitive Loss

Women’s Brains Are Metabolically Younger Than Men’s
When it comes to brain metabolism, women’s brains appear to be younger than men’s, according to a report in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis studied 205 people (121 women) who were 20 to

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