Dr. Lisa Genova recently gave a Ted Talk on what all of us can do now to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s or even slow the disease after diagnosis. As she says, “DNA alone does not determine whether you will be symptomatic for Alzheimer’s.” She offers some terrific advice that we all need to know. Here’s the NPR link to the 14 minute podcast for Lisa’s TED Talk: http://www.npr.org/2017/07/21/537016132/lisa-genova-can-alzheimers-disease-be-prevented
A recent article in the New York Times (“Alcohol Abuse is Rising Among Older Adults”), pointed out a disturbing trend: problem drinking is rising fast among older adults. Although those over 65 remained far less likely to drink than younger people — about 55 percent of older participants told interviewers they had imbibed in the […]
On August 16, 2017, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled the new Hospice Compare website. The website is searchable by either the name of the hospice agency or by zip code.
Many studies have found a connection between quality of sleep and memory. Good deep sleep helps the brain convert short term memories into long term ones, so you can better remember something the next day. Unfortunately, as discussed in a Wall Street Journal article quality sleep can be difficult as we age. One new experimental […]