Aging

12 Foods that Improve Brain Aging and Diseases Like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

Apr 20 2017 - 9:04pm
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Drugs used for Alzheimer's treatment are not always safe, shows the research. This is why people are looking for alternative, including foods that can help with aging brain and benefits diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most prevalent degenerative disorder of the brain among elderly individuals. It is estimated that 5.5 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer's disease.

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Cruise Ship vs Nursing Home, 9 Ways Cruise Ships Are Cheaper and Better Than Nursing Homes

Apr 20 2017 - 12:23pm
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This is the story of one person who prefers cruise ship vs nursing home. She says it's cheaper to live on a cruise ship than in a nursing home. Alex Steblowsky reports.

About 2 years ago my wife and I were on a cruise through the western Mediterranean aboard a Princess ship.

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Exercise is vital for survival from a heart attack

Apr 12 2017 - 11:49pm
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Researchers say that there is improved survival with a heart attack if you exercise.

A heart attack is a frightening and painful event which can be lethal. There is less of a chance of death from a heart attack in people who exercise regularly.

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Your Coffee May Be Masking A Serious Medical Condition And Here Is How To Reverse It

Mar 13 2017 - 11:27am
For many of us drinking coffee is how we make it through our hectic lives. This comes at a major cost to your adrenals and overall health.

Adrenal fatigue is a stress response that ages your body and wears it down over time. Drinking coffee masks and worsens this condition. Reverse adrenal fatigue and drink this coffee alternative to gain major health benefits.

In our day-to-day lives there’s a lot being thrown at us – our work/home life, raising children, our commutes, deaths, marriages, divorces – we are always fighting to cope with something.

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There is hope for treatment of Alzheimer's with diet and probiotics

Feb 12 2017 - 7:50am
Dementia

Researchers have found that bacteria in the gut may play a significant role in Alzheimer’s disease. This finding opens up new considerations for prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's.

Alzheimer's is a devastating type of dementia that leads to memory loss and loss of other intellectual abilities.

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Good sleep is needed for good sex

Feb 2 2017 - 8:32am
Sleep

Researchers say good sleep can lead to good sex. It has been confirmed by research that there is an association between decreased sexual function in postmenopausal women and shorter sleep durations with increased insomnia symptoms.

The frustrations of aging for women are manifold with concerns about appearance and agility of their bodies, the functioning of their minds and their sexual desires.

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Music and meditation may protect you from memory loss

Jan 23 2017 - 5:51am
Music and prayer help to protect memory loss

Researchers say that early memory loss may actually be reversed with music and meditation.

The memory loss seen with Alzheimer’s Disease is devastating. There have been intensive investigations into the possibility of preventing this from happening.

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Fight Aging With Fitness: Scientists Found You'll Be Physically Younger If You Exercise Everyday

Jan 23 2017 - 3:42am
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Do you want to look younger and stay looking younger? The answer is exercise. Scientists in California found that keeping your fitness up is a secret fountain of youth.

California scientists studied 1500 females who were between 64 to 95 years old.

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Your body ages with sitting and this is how it happens

Jan 18 2017 - 7:29pm
Sitting accelerates aging, study finds

Once again researchers warn us that sitting can accelerate aging by as much as eight years. A new study highlights what our body is really doing on a cellular level when we are sedentary.

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine looked at women who don't get much exercise and sit ten hours a day for their study. What they discovered is an eye-opener.

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Delaying vision loss in the elderly may delay overall decline

Dec 22 2016 - 5:28am
Vision

Researchers say that strategies aimed at delaying vision loss might also help to delay physical and mental decline among elderly people.

Good vision makes all aspects of life more pleasant. It is important to try to help elderly people maintain good vision so they can enjoy a high quality of life.

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Education can help you beat dementia

Nov 23 2016 - 6:18am
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There has been a trend towards less dementia in elderly people, particularly among the well educated.

As people age a big concern is possibly being hit with dementia. One good way to avoid dementia is to get a good education according to researchers.

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It may be possible to delay aging

Oct 16 2016 - 8:02am
Young and old

In mice and roundworm adding a coenzyme can extend life and postpone the onset of aging processes and this is anticipated to also be true in people.

People have always dreamed of being able to stop the aging process and live indefinitely. New research shows that it may be possible to actually delay the aging process.

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High Blood Pressure Deemed Worst Possible Condition for Brain

Oct 12 2016 - 3:55pm
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Hypertension (high blood pressure) can have devastating health consequences if not treated, including increasing your chances of developing dementia.

The American Heart Association has made a bold statement about the hazards of uncontrolled high blood pressure, calling it “the worst possible thing for the brain,” as noted by Weill Cornell Medica

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What Is the Common Denominator Among the Five Healthiest Diets

Sep 29 2016 - 4:10pm
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If you want a long life, an important step to take is to clean up your diet. But which diet do you choose? Scan the shelves of any bookstore or library and you will see a wide variety in what “experts” think you should eat.

Scientists have long studied regions around the world where people live to be 100 and older.

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Natural remedy for brain health in old age: stay active earlier in life

Sep 10 2016 - 7:06am
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A new study has found moderately vigorous physical activity is associated with better cognition 25 years later.

Alzheimer's is a dreaded disease of old age with no cure. There is therefore a keen interest in trying to prevent this form of dementia.

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You may be able to beat Alzheimer's with a good diet and exercise

Aug 17 2016 - 2:08pm
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A new UCLA study shows it may be possible to beat Alzheimer's with such natural treatments and home remedies like a good diet and exercise.

Alzheimer's disease is a dreaded disease that causes dementia in the elderly.

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These Foods May Lower Your Risk of Physical Disability

Jun 28 2016 - 4:29pm
Foods That May Lower Your Risk of Physical Disability

How do you picture yourself in your senior years? Hopefully just as active and mobile as when you were young. Improving your diet may help your physical function later in life.

We may be living longer, but some research says that we aren’t as healthy and mobile in our older years due to an increase in chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and Type 2 Diabetes.

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Alzheimer’s Drug Aricept 23 (Donepezil) #4 on the List of Top 10 Most Dangerous Drugs

Oct 19 2015 - 8:58pm
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Also see nutritional changes you can make now to possibly prevent Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer’s is an insidious and heartbreaking disease often misrecognized or misdiagnosed as “normal aging” or mere “forgetfulness”.

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Are you doing this one cheap and easy thing for a healthy brain?

Apr 29 2015 - 10:18am
MRI imaging shows simple exercises can keep brain structure intact with aging.

Boston University Medical Center researchers have linked one simple thing that can keep our brain youthful. Findings published in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology are the first to show genuine brain health benefits from physical fitness among older adults.

Investigators for the study say they hope the finding gives older adults motivation for exercise.

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Physician assistants could be the cure to doctor shortage

Mar 31 2015 - 10:27pm
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The Association of American Medical Colleges estimates that there will be a shortage of 90,000 doctors by 2020. The combination of aging doctors who are getting closer to retirement and a higher demand for their services is creating a problem. However, physician assistants offer an alternative that can help the shortage.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has found more than 5,000 primary care health professional shortage areas around the country.

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Get enough of this if you want to improve memory for up to 28 years

Jan 26 2015 - 12:59pm
Getting quality sleep when your young can boost memory when you're old

If you want to boost your memory and learning skills as you age, a new study suggests that maintaining good quality sleep when you're younger can result in better cognitive functioning for up to 28 years as you age.

A new study suggests that getting enough quality sleep when you’re younger results in a better memory when you’re older.

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Mediterranean diet just might keep our DNA younger

Dec 2 2014 - 9:31pm
Could a Mediterranean diet keep our DNA healthier?

We all know we're going to grow older, but doing so gracefully is a challenge. Researchers have discovered eating a Mediterranean diet could have an anti-aging effect that happens at a cellular level. In a first study, scientists have discovered something new about why eating Mediterranean foods like olives, plenty of veggies, healthy oils, nuts, seafood and lean meats just might help keep our DNA younger and healthier.

The Mediterranean diet continually outshines other types of diets when it comes to promoting health.

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