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  • Nicole Briggs looks at a real human brain
    Meaningful activities may save your brain as you age
    There are a great many fears among people that their brains may literally waste away as they age. Good advice to help maintain a healthy brain generally focuses on good nutrition, frequent exercise, time outdoors in the fresh air, meditation, and...
  • Drugs
    Which common medications could raise your risk for dementia?
    Could common medications, both prescription and OTC, actually raise your risk of dementia? The answer is yes, according to a new study.The drugs included in that study were:Amitriptyline (Elavil)AtropineBenztropine (Cogentin)Chlorpheniramine ...
  • A healthy elderly couple
    Strength training is a good idea as you age
    Some people think that strength training is a good idea only for young people. However, researchers say that strength training is also a good idea as you age. The Medical University of Vienna reported on April 3, 2015, strength training remains...
  • Hayley Okines dies
    Hayley Okines dies: Inspirational teen who battled rare aging disease dies at 17
    Hayley Okines, an inspirational teenager who suffered from a rare disease that locked her in the body of a 100-year-old, died this week. She was 17 years old. Okines had progeria – a genetic disorder where premature aging onsets at a very...
  • HIV accelerate development of age-related diseases
    HIV accelerate development of age-related diseases
    According to a new UCLA study, HIV-infected adults may develop age-related diseases by more than 14 years earlier than their uninfected peers. The findings were published March 25 in the online journal PLOS ONE.The study authors note that...
  • Thomas Amshay Hawaii Nutrition
    Always a chance with nutrition. Keto provides a new option
    A chance is much than nothing when it comes to illness.Diets are a drag when you sit down to eat even if you are permitted a serving of something you crave, macaroni and cheese comes to mind, it has to be a measured serving, which usually means a...
  • Enjoy Life
    6 steps in managing the fear of getting older
    Some people are afraid what may happen as they get older. Some worry about their health and others wonder about other things that might happen. There is nothing wrong as we age if you look at the positive side of things.Here are six suggestions on...
  • Dr. Sharon V. King pairs aging, 23rd Psalm with inspirational book
    Dr. Sharon V. King pairs aging, 23rd Psalm with inspirational book
    As society ages, demands and expectations shift. Now, a retired gerontology professor shares her insights into the changes people face. Dr. Sharon V. King frames those changes against the beautiful Shepherd Psalm to provide an eternal perspective...
  • Researchers find method to reverse aging caused by methamphetamine abuse
    Researchers find method to reverse aging caused by methamphetamine abuse
    Researchers from the Italian Institute of Technology and the University of California at Irvine have discovered the way that methamphetamine accelerates aging and have found a means to stop the process. The discovery was reported in the Feb. 11,...
  • Keep your brain healthy with meditation
    Keep your brain healthy with meditation
    A new study by UCLA researchers has found that meditation can slow the loss of age-related gray matter in the brain; thus, preserving cognition. The findings were published online on January 21 in the journal Frontiers in Psychiatry.The study...
  • Speaking Dementia
    Speaking Dementia-Thought of the Day
    Who would think there is anything humorous about Dementia? Most people who experience it or their caregivers wouldn't. But humor and improvisation may be a key element to reducing anxiety and creating joy for both you and your loved one.In...
  • Losing the ability to cook with Alzheimer's
    Alzheimer’s/Dementia (Part II): 5 Strategies for Recreating the Rules for Living
    In part one of this weekly series, I discussed some myths and facts about Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. I stressed the most alarming memory problems have less to do with names and events, and more with the inability to access simple...
  • What is Ageism and is it Something that Young People Should be Aware of too?
    What is Ageism and is it Something that Young People Should Also be Aware of?
    Ageism definition: prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of a person’s age.Ageism is something I have been aware of for many years in the dating arena & from comments on my advice column, but it is also alive and well in the work...
  • I'd love to run like this again...
    Would you like to live to 125?
    The other day, I heard that a family friend had suddenly passed away. He was only 69. I heard he was in relatively good health, so to get news of his demise was a real shock. 69 seems so young. Yet for me, 69 is now just around the corner and down...
  • Declining life spans after the Global Flood
    Global flood and cancer
    The Global Flood unleashed more violence on the world and humankind than any other single event before or since. But can modern humans cite it for instigating cancer? Yes.Cancer: the hard-luck diagnosisOn 2 January 2015, Alice Park, at Time...
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