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    7 Things You Can Do to Reduce Your Risk of Dementia

    By Jennifer Nelson for Next AvenueDuring the last Alzheimer’s disease support meeting I attended at my mother’s assisted living center, I sheepishly asked if anyone else was worried about their own risk for the disease.A lot of hands went up.At age 65, your risk of being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s is 2% per year. If you have a parent with Alzheimer’s disease, that risk goes up by 30%, to 2.6% per year, according to the Harvard Men’s Health Watch.However, that’s still a relatively small incr...  Read More...

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    How to Take Charge of Your Health Before Something Bad Happens

    By Gary M. Stern for Next AvenueHave you ever noticed it seems to take a life-threatening health incident, like a heart attack, before people will change their everyday eating or exercise habits? According to the two experts interviewed for this story, it’s an all-to-common phenomenon.For many people, until they face a major setback — such as a breathing problem, a stroke or double bypass surgery — they resist making meaningful changes for their health.   Read More...

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    Why the Discovery of ‘LATE’ Dementia Is Important

    By Liz Seegert for Next AvenueWhen is Alzheimer’s disease not Alzheimer’s disease? It’s a riddle that finally has an answer.Researchers recently pinpointed another form of cognitive decline with many of the same hallmarks as Alzheimer’s, but which actually involves different brain processes.This newly discovered dementia may partly explain why some people haven’t been helped by current Alzheimer’s drugs or why some drugs being tested haven’t been as succ...  Read More...

  • How to Find Your Motivation for Better Health

    By Kelly K. James for Next AvenueTom Nolan, 71, admits he led a less-than-healthy lifestyle for years. He ate foods he shouldn’t (and too much of them), slept poorly and avoided exercise.   Read More...

  • What to Do About Unintentional Weight Loss in Older Adults

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