Should Baby Boomers Be Worried? Why?

Should Baby Boomers Be Worried? Why?

In 2016, the oldest of the baby boomers, the generation born between 1946 and 1964, turned 70 years old.  Until the financial crisis, there had never been a better time in history to be 70. Boomers as a generation are more wealthy, living more interesting lives and...
Take the Brain Tour.

Take the Brain Tour.

From the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) This Brain Tour examines the key functions of the brain then the slide sequence moves into how the brain is affected by Alzheimer’s disease. (Note: Alzheimer’s disease is one of the pathways to...
Is hearing loss affecting your memory?

Is hearing loss affecting your memory?

Hearing loss is very common and it affects people of all ages. Main causes include hereditary factors, noise exposure, trauma and ear disease.  And, of course, age. Hearing loss is usually gradual. In the beginning, it takes away the beginning of the sentence, the...
Dementia on the Decline – UK

Dementia on the Decline – UK

Great news from Professor A. David Smith, University of Oxford Twenty years ago, the catch-cry was ‘eat well and take exercise to keep your heart healthy’. Do you remember that? You might still be making those lifestyle changes! If you have, You have been...
Prevent Alzheimer’s? Yes, we can!

Prevent Alzheimer’s? Yes, we can!

A packed audience sat enthralled as Emeritus Professor A. David Smith (University of Oxford, UK) spoke of his research into novel treatments and techniques for Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia. Then came this question from the audience: “Can we prevent...
Anna has Alzheimer’s. How Can I Help?

Anna has Alzheimer’s. How Can I Help?

Jenny was upset. Something wasn’t right, she just knew. Her best friend had missed their regular lunch date again and yesterday stopped in the middle of making a cup of tea, totally confused about what she was doing. Then the news came – Anna has Alzheimer’s disease....
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