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Yumhee Park

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Dementia Factors You Can Control (INFOGRAPHIC)

Think dementia is out of your hands? Here are ways to reduce your risk.     (Click to enlarge)
posted 09/19/2014, comments (0)|
Carol Bradley Bursack

Carol Bradley Bursack, Health Guide

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Author, blogger and eldercare columnist

Healthy Hearts Mean Less Risk of Vascular Dementia According to Heart Specialist

Vascular dementia, which is directly tied to heart health, is considered the second most common type of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. Considering this relationship between heart disease and dementia, I was eager to hear more about study data being presented at the annual Heart Failure Society of America meeting in Las Vegas last... Read moreChevron
posted 09/18/2014, comments (0)|
Christine Kennard

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Long Term Use of Benzodiazepines linked to Increased Risk of Alzheimers

Benzodiazepines such as Valium (diazepam) and more recent long acting types of the drug have been used for many years to treat anxiety, panic attacks, acute stress reactions and sleep disorders. Their long term use has in recent times been less popular because of their link to problems of tolerance, dependence and addiction. There is now evidence... Read moreChevron
Dorian Martin

Dorian Martin, Health Guide

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New International Report Offers Hope Against Alzheimer's

So can we do anything to stop Alzheimer’s? It turns out the answer is “Maybe yes!” That’s the verdict from the “World Alzheimer Report 2014 Dementia and Risk Reduction: An Analysis of Protective and Modifiable Factors.” Not surprisingly, much of it is information we already have learned. However, there is a... Read moreChevron
Dorian Martin

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Alzheimer's Conundrums for People with Disease, Caregivers

There are a lot of philosophical and ethical conundrums as well as questions that go with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. I was struck again by these challenges while participating in POV’s online chat in the wake of the airing of the documentary “The Genius of Marian” on PBS last week. Here are some points that came up... Read moreChevron

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