Monthly Archives: May 2011

Improve Your Memory

If our brains were computers, we’d simply add a chip to upgrade our memory. The human brain, however, is more complex than even the most advanced machine, so improving our memory isn’t quite so easy. Just as it takes effort … Continue reading

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Housebound Linked to Alzheimer’s?

Seniors who are “housebound” seem to have nearly double the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. The research doesn’t prove that being confined to the house causes dementia, and other factors could explain the association. Still, the … Continue reading

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Circuit Training When You’re Older

Circuit training is a term used to refer to a fast-paced form of weight training that offers both strength and cardiovascular benefits. You move from one type of exercise to another with little or no rest, then repeat the circuit.The … Continue reading

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Long-Distance Caregiving

In this video “How to Best Manage Long-Distance Care Giving,” Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care assures families that, while long-distance care giving does present challenges, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. The step-by-step approach provided in this caregiver … Continue reading

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More From Maria Shriver

Maria Shriver recently talked publicly about her father, Sergeant Shriver, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2003, for the first time since his death in January. She spoke to Larry King about his battle with the disease, her thoughts … Continue reading

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Growing Population

Life expectancy in the United States increased to just more than 78 years, according to preliminary data released by the Centers for Disease Control ‘s (CDC’s) National Center for Health Statistics. The estimate of 78.2 years is for a baby … Continue reading

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Diagnostic Guidelines for Alzheimer’s

For the first time in 27 years, clinical diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer’s disease dementia have been revised, and research guidelines for earlier stages of the disease have been characterized to reflect a deeper understanding of the disorder. The National Institute … Continue reading

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