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Since the first wave of baby boomers is turning 65, the alarms about the coming tsunami of Alzheimer’s are starting to sound.
“Today, 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. But it’s only going to get worse – and fast. By 2030, the U.S. population aged 65 an over is expected to double, meaning there will be more and more Americans with Alzheimer’s – as many as 16 million by mid-century, when there will be nearly 1 million new cases every year,” states Generation Alzheimer’s: The Defining Disease of the Baby Boomers , a new report by the Alzheimer’s Association. “For many baby boomers, Alzheimer’s was a disease they saw in their parents or grandparents. Not anymore. Alzheimer’s disease is now their disease, their crisis, their epidemic.”
Several interesting – and very scary – facts are stated in the report, including:
Of the 5.3 million Americans who currently have Alzheimer’s,...
I experiences moderate headaches accompanied by many of the symptoms typical of classic migraines. Even after the headache passes, the other symptoms remain. I am sensitive to noise, become pale, nauseous, and suddenly fatigued, All I want to do is go home and lay down. After resting, not sleeping, I feel somewhat better, but not particularly hungry or wanting to do much. I usually feel better the next morning.
Is this a type of migraine? Pam.
The symptoms you describe experiencing after the headache passes could be symptoms of the fourth potential phase of a Migraine attack, the prodrome. You can read more about the phases of a Migraine attack in Anatomy of a Migraine .
We can't tell if you're having Migraines. That question can only be answered by a doctor who can review your medical history and family medical history, discuss your symptoms with you, and perform a...
For those of you who know me a bit, you'll know that the phone number 888-MYCURE8 is enough to set alarm bells sounding loudly in my head. The product associated with this phone number has been the subject of three SharePosts on our site, and it's time for me to respond. The product in question here is Headache Stay Gone. (And, no, I will not link to their site here.) According to the site, the product contains: rosemary peppermint ginger mint blue vervain slippery elm meadowsweet nettles basil hops white willow bark bioflavinoids It is stated on the site that "Headache Stay Gone is affordable and free from side effects." Free from side effects? That is truly just impossible. These ingredients certainly do have potential side effects. I'm not going to take the time to track down every ingredient, but here are some potential side effects and notes of caution for some of them: White Willow Bark : "Because willow bark contai...
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