As we age, our cognitive abilities often decline, and one of the most feared cognitive diseases is Alzheimer’s or dementia. These diseases can have a severe impact on the quality of life, and research shows that the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease is increasing worldwide. [Read More...]
Did you know that almost one half of all older adults are chronically under-hydrated, based on a new scientific study conducted at UCLA? Not just that, but seniors over age 65 account for the highest group of hospital admissions as a consequence of dehydration. [Read More...]
Looking after a person you love with dementia is certainly nothing to laugh about. Yet scientific studies are frequently pointing to the benefits associated with humor, and incorporating it into dementia care may be precisely what the doctor ordered to boost total well-being for your aging parent. [Read More...]
After sixteen very long years with no truly viable treatment plans for Alzheimer’s, there’s some optimism on the horizon, in a stunning reversal from the formerly-rejected antibody therapy, aducanumab. The most recent research uncovers that large quantities of this medication do, in fact, lessen cognitive decline at the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s. [Read More...]
Lying about your age may be the very thing that helps you live a longer life. If you truly believe that you are younger than you really are, a new study shows that you are among a group of people with a lower death rate compared to those who felt their age or older.
This new study includes data from over 6,400 people averaging slightly less than 66 years of age who reported that they felt a little less than 10 years younger. When researchers followed up on these people over the next 8 years, only a little over 14% of those who “felt younger” had passed away compared to 24% who reported feeling their actual age or older.
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Many scientific studies have found a connection between psychological and physical well-being. A review of more than 200 studies back in 2012 found a connection between positive psychological attributes (i.e. happiness, optimism and life satisfaction) and a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. [Read More...]