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Three Hallmarks of Alzheimer’s Simplified

Three Hallmarks of Alzheimer’s Simplified

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(upbeat music) – [Instructor] Three hallmarks of Alzheimer’s dementia. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia, an umbrella term for symptoms related to memory loss and cognitive impairment. Alzheimer’s dementia has three hallmark characteristics. We see these hallmarks in the autopsied brains of people who have died from Alzheimer’s dementia. The first hallmark is […]

Harvard researchers study what causes falls among elderly

Harvard researchers study what causes falls among elderly

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Falls are about the sixth or seventh leading cause of death in this country and this is a very critical area of research because it is so common and it so often results in serious injury. One of the exciting interventions that we are studying is Tai Chi for its effect on balance and mobility. […]

Minding Your Stress is One Step to Age Well

Minding Your Stress is One Step to Age Well

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When you perceive a sudden danger, stress is good. Clenched muscles, rapid breathing, and faster heartbeat. These help you fight or flee from the danger. This acute stress begins and ends quickly. When the danger goes away, your body returns to normal. In our modern lives, unfortunately, stress often becomes chronic. The perceived danger never […]

Dangers In Your Water May Jeopardize Your Cognitive Future

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Without water, there is no life on earth. Your body needs water that is clean and free of impurities. In the United States, you can turn on a tap and drink without fear of deadly germs that cause typhoid, cholera, and other diseases, but other hazards are harder to eliminate from your water– hazards like […]

Promising Food Fundamentals for Aging Well and Maintaining Brain Health

Promising Food Fundamentals for Aging Well and Maintaining Brain Health

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The right food can reduce your risk of dementia by 50%. Stated simply, change your diet change your brain. Healthy nutrition is all about the right balance of foods. Let’s start with fruits and vegetables. Only about 5% of the standard American diet comes from fruits and vegetables, and yet these are like an anti-aging […]

Lessons from the longest study on human development | Helen Pearson

Lessons from the longest study on human development | Helen Pearson

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Today I want to confess something to you, but first of all I’m going to ask you a couple of questions. How many people here have children? And how many of you are confident that you know how to bring up your children in exactly the right way? (Laughter) OK, I don’t see too many […]

Loneliness

Loneliness

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Everybody feels lonely from time to time. When we have no one to sit next to at lunch, when we move to a new city, or when nobody has time for us at the weekend. But over the last few decades, this occasional feeling has become chronic for millions. In the UK, 60% of 18 […]

Book Club Politics – Laughing with Mary

Book Club Politics – Laughing with Mary

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Angela in Canton has an issue with her book club: “Dear Mary, I’m in book club with a group of women from church. There is one lady who always picks the next book and I should mention she hasn’t picked a good one in 3 years. All of the others just acquiesce to her even […]