Tag: Alzheimers

Blood Pressure Medication Promising for Alzheimer’s Patients

According to a new study published in the journal Hypertension, a frequently prescribed blood pressure medication may help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in patients. Researchers randomly gave the drug nivaldipine… Read More

You CAN Protect Your Memory

For the average medicare beneficiary, no topic has more relevance than memory retention. As baby boomers age, researchers are predicting an astounding number of patients with dementia over the coming decades. But,… Read More

Will Your Opthamologist Diagnose Alzheimer’s?

Maternally, I’m likely at some risk of developing Alzheimer’s; my mother is in the stages of this disease’s cruel final act.  Her mother had it before her,  as did her grandmother prior… Read More

Concussions Linked to Alzheimer's

There has been growing concern about concussive injuries and neurological problems later in life — last week, the NFL and the National Institutes of Health announced they will team up to further… Read More

Pets Make us Kinder, Gentler

We’ve all seen them, those commercials that air for about four minutes describing pets who’ve been abandoned and left to suffer — I can hardly bear to watch them, and I’ve heard… Read More

Exercise Your Body, Strengthen Your Mind

For the last month or so, I’ve been subscribing to Lumosity, a brain training program that strengthens various facets of cognitive ability — speed, memory, attention, flexibility and problem solving — in… Read More