Category Archives: Alzheimer’s, Dementia, MCI

Alzheimer’s, Dementia, MCI

Technology for Caregivers

A new focus on technology for caregivers is generating a wide range of interesting tools and services for this long-neglected market. The inaugural HLTH conference in Las Vegas included several discussions on the aging-in-place trend, and how (for the most part) family caregivers will continue to shoulder the bulk of elder caregiving roles. A panel… Read More »

How to Stop Caregiver Burnout

The demands of caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia can be overwhelming. If this stress is left untreated, it can take a toll on your health, relationships, and state of mind — eventually leading to burnout. Common signs and symptoms of caregiver stress include anxiety, depression, irritability, and trouble… Read More »

Solving Complex Problems with Avocados

Monounsaturated Fatty Acids – a class of nutrients found in olive oils, nuts and avocados – support the brain’s attention networks, and also help cognitive health through improved insulin sensitivity. Your ability to focus on, and solve problems can be influenced by diet choices, according to a study out of University of Illinois. The study… Read More »

A Fresh Look at Solving Brain Diseases: Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Failed strategies for treating Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia are prompting a broad rethink on how to tackle the growing prevalence of these costly brain health problems. At the BIO International meeting in San Diego last month there were parallel conversations on these two major brain health challenges – with speakers from the… Read More »

Diet Soda, Your Health, and Your Brain

Diet soda drinkers take note: people who drink one or more diet sodas every day are at greater risk of stroke and dementia. More specifically, habitual diet soda drinkers have almost three times the risk of stroke or dementia compared to their diet soda-abstinent peers, according to a research study published in Stroke. Researchers relied… Read More »

What 23andMe’s Genetic Test Won’t Tell You About Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

In April 2017, 23andMe received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to sell a genetic health risk test directly to consumers. The resulting DNA test report contains interesting information on “wellness” traits, such as how quickly one will metabolize caffeine, predispositions to alcohol flush reaction, sleep movement, lactose intolerance, and more. The… Read More »