Changing The Way We Look At Dementia

Last November, six people with Alzheimer’s disease and related types of cognitive impairment stood before an audience of 100 in North Haven, Conn. One by one, they talked about what it was like to live with dementia in deeply personal terms. Before the presentation, audience members were asked to write …

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Air Pollution Linked To Dementia In Older Women

New US research has found that growing up in a city with a high level of air pollution could increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and progression of the disease. Carried out by researchers at the University of Montana, the study looked at the effects of air pollution in Mexico …

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Early Menopause Can Affect Your Memory

Women who are older when they enter menopause may have a slight advantage when it comes to keeping key memory skills as they age, British researchers report. The study was decades long and tracked outcomes for more than 1,300 women. The research showed that a woman entering menopause 10 years …

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6 Ways Women Can Preserve Memory as They Age

You may have heard the startling statistics: Alzheimer’s disease affects about 5.4 million Americans. It is the sixth leading cause of death among all adults, and the fifth leading cause of death among those 65 or older. By the year 2050, estimates are that more than 16 million Americans could …

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The 7 Things Every Woman Over 50 Needs to Do

According to the Social Security Administration, a woman turning 65 years old today can expect to live, on average, until the age of 86.6. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that between 2013 and 2014, overall life expectancy for white women fell slightly, from 81.2 years to …

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Celebrating the Holidays with a Loved One with Dementia

Celebrating the Holidays with a Loved One with Dementia: A Guide for Family Caregivers

When you are a caregiver for a family member with dementia, the holidays are a mixture of many things: practical organizing and preparations, as well as a jumble of feelings and emotions. It is not uncommon for family caregivers to feel overwhelmed, anxious, or sad, as they look forward to …

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How to Be a Healthier, Happier, Better-Balanced Woman

If you could take a pill that would help reduce your risk of heart disease, strengthen your muscles and bones, improve your mood, boost immunity, support mental function, and ease anxiety, would you take it? Not a hard question, right? Most women would jump at the chance to easily improve …

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The Alzheimer’s Association: A look back at 2016 and a look ahead at 2017

The quick facts about Alzheimer’s Disease are staggering. And the numbers will only increase. The Alzheimer’s Association predicts that by mid-century, someone in the U.S. will develop the disease every 33 seconds. Even scarier is that Alzheimer’s is the only disease among the top 10 causes of death in the …

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