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.
You’ve likely heard the phrase that too much of a good thing can be just as bad as not enough. And in the case of a recent study regarding serum magnesium levels, this may be evident.
It’s normal to be forgetful sometimes or have a bit of brain fog. You may have heard people refer to this as having a “senior moment.” However, in older adults, these “senior moments” may be a sign of something more threatening than just the expected memory loss that comes with older age. It could be subjective cognitive decline (SCD).
A study that looked at government data on more than 10,000 people aged 45 and up with memory complaints found that just 1 in 4 discussed these concerns with their doctor at a routine check-up. And with increasing age, people were even less likely to talk about their memory issues. The memory loss was often serious enough to affect activities of daily living, such as work, volunteering and/or household chores.
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