When asked about health risks for women many will list breast cancer as the top cause of death. In the USA, one in five women will have a stroke, and strokes kill twice as many women as breast cancer does. Women have unique risk factors for stroke, and six out of every ten people who

Most of us know sleeping is important, and the average person needs between seven and eight hours per night. A lack of sleep can lead to a row of side effects such as headaches, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and depression. New research also shows lack of sleep may be connected with Alzheimer’s disease. Many persons

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Lately, there has been progress in Alzheimer’s research, and an increasing body of evidence points towards habits healthy for the brain making a big difference in developing the disease, and in slowing it down. Eating right is good for the body, and for the brain. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fish,

A large number of persons affected by Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia, strokes, mental illness, and traumatic brain injuries are unaware of being sick. Many will claim there’s nothing wrong with them, and if anyone’s sick, it’s the person bringing up the problem. This is naturally hard for family members and friends who can

Moving can be an ordeal at the best of times, even when a person is in great health and the move is voluntary. It doesn’t become any easier with medical conditions and a possibly unwanted move to an assisted living facility. In a best case scenario such a move is a relief and welcome change,

You know how time tends to disappear when you’re engulfed in something you really like to do? That concentration and that level of being in the here and now erases worry and regrets, at least for a while. Staying in the present requires practice, but being here and now can relieve stress, battle the risk

Valentine’s Day is a happy day for many, but it is also a day when those who are truly lonely are reminded of their loneliness, and it is bittersweet for those who have suffered loss. Whether you celebrate it yourself or not, take some extra time to dote on your elderly loved ones, especially if

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