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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

Identifying Mild Cognitive Impairment

Identifying Mild Cognitive Impairment

Most older adults have some memory slips, but mild cognitive impairment crosses the line from normal lapses into excessive memory changes. MCI is the stage that comes after age-associated memory impairment, and it sometimes—but not always—leads to dementia.

Currently, as many as 15 to 20 percent of Americans aged 65 and

5. Practical Tools for Positivity

Now that we have learned the fundamental principles underlying positive thinking and the personality traits that promote it, let’s look at some of the practical tools available to you that can help cultivate a positive outlook in your life.
Biofeedback
Your physical state mimics your mental state. When you are happy and

4. Building Positivity

In the previous chapter, we looked at the foundational traits that have been shown to be linked with happiness and optimism as well as ways you can cultivate these traits in yourself.

In this chapter, we will look at some additional approaches you can use that also promote happiness and well-being.

Ketogenic Diet Shows Promising Results for All Dementia Stages

Ketogenic Diet Shows Promising Results for All Dementia Stages

Studies show a ketogenic diet can slow and even reverse symptoms of memory loss and cognitive impairment throughout all the dementia stages. You might be asking, “What is a ketogenic diet?”

A ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, and low-carbohydrate diet that produces ketones—compounds the body can use to produce energy.

How Music Plays Through the Fog of Dementia

From big bands to the Beatles and beyond, the songs you loved as a teenagerÑyou know, the ones that neither your parents nor your kids could fully appreciate may hold a key to getting through to people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other causes of dementia.

That’s because the part of

Short-Term Memory Loss: Part of Aging?

Short-Term Memory Loss: Part of Aging?

Do you feel as if you’ve been experiencing more short-term memory loss lately? Interestingly, what many of us think of as short-term memory—for example, recalling in the afternoon what we had for breakfast that morning—is actually defined by scientists as long-term memory.

Short-term memory is technically limited to information learned and

Holiday Depression: 6 Strategies for Battling the Blues

Holiday Depression: 6 Strategies for Battling the Blues

Do you watch the holidays approach with a creeping sense of dread? Maybe you don’t get along with family members, or maybe you don’t have any family at all. Perhaps death, divorce, and disagreements made past get-togethers with loved ones a living hell. Or maybe you simply cannot tolerate the

What Is Alzheimer’s?

What Is Alzheimer’s?

Anyone who has seen the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on a loved one knows it’s a devastating condition—one that that compromises not only the ability to remember and to think but to take care of oneself. But what is Alzheimer’s?

The Alzheimer’s Association provides a direct and stark definition of

7. Brain Power Habits

Although smart dietary choices can help protect your brain against age-related decline, the evidence that physical activity contributes to cognitive health is even stronger than the associations between nutrition and cognition. That’s why the most important lifestyle change you can make for your brain happens between meals—increasing your level of

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