So many people have been affected by Alzheimers disease! A few of the famous ones include Charles Bronson, Sean Connery, Peter Falk, Charlton Heston, Ronald Reagan, Rosa Parks and Rita Hayworth. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia.
According to a recent study published in the American College of Cardiology, people who are at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease are also at a higher risk of having increased cognitive decline.
It has been known for quite some time that there is a strong association between diet and cognitive health. For instance, a pro-inflammatory diet rich in processed, nutrient-void foods may contribute to cognitive decline, and an anti-inflammatory diet rich in whole, nutrient-rich foods may delay cognitive decline. And now, a recent study suggests that it’s not just about what you are eating but how you are pairing certain foods together.
It’s likely that you’ve seen Dr. Oz on his TV show, or previously on The Oprah Winfrey Show where he gained popularity talking about the latest diet trends and how to stay healthy. But recently, Dr. Oz sadly announced that his 81-year-old mother has Alzheimer’s disease.
The average life expectancy for an American is 78.6 years. And if we are proactive about our health, many of us may live long enough to reach our nineties and even make it to 100! Take, for example these celebrities.
We have five basic senses: sight, taste, touch, hear and smell. If you are fortunate enough to never have experienced the loss of one of these senses, it’s likely that you often take them for granted or neglect the fact that we need to be proactive about maintaining their health. For example, many Americans fail to get their ears examined in order to prevent hearing loss.
A little boy by the name of Joshua Trump recently made headlines after he was caught sound asleep at President Trump’s SOTU address. Luckily for Joshua, he’s a child. So people laughed and thought it was adorable. As a child, you can get away with sleeping anywhere, any time!
If we are lucky enough to grow old, we will experience some form of physical and mental decline. For example, we may not be able to move around as quickly as we did before. We may even forget things we used to remember.
I do my best to keep up with the latest research about high blood pressure (hypertension), because this illness has had such an awful impact on many of my family members and friends. So, understandably, the cardiovascular risks, such as heart attacks and strokes, are all very well known to me.
Have you ever heard someone refer to another person as “skinny fat?” If you are not familiar with this oxymoron, skinny fat essentially means that a person looks skinny but actually has a body with little muscle and a high amount of fat.
Want to know your risk for dementia? It may be related to your fitness level.
It was shocking and sad to hear that Malcolm Young, co-founder and guitarist of legendary rock band AC/DC, recently died from dementia at just 64-years-old. He was a husband, father and grandfather.
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