Memory Loss

Alzheimer's Disease Prevention: Know Your Risk Factors

…hypertensive on admission and her heart rate low enough to validate a pacemaker, her failing memory has yet to improve since she's been discharged home again. Because she is 90-years-old, her failing memory is assumed to be due to some form of dementia at this point. Seeing my mother-in-law go through…

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Alzheimer's Disease Touches All of Us

…develops Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder that attacks the brain's nerve cells, or neurons, and causes memory loss, as well as behavior change. Though many of us may not have heard of it until just a few decades ago, Alzheimer's disease was first understood back…

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5 Foods to Eat (or Avoid) for Healthy Aging

…aging brain cells. In fact, research on aging rats showed that consuming blueberries in their feed resulted in a lower rate of memory decline and helped to reverse memory loss—as measured by putting the rats in a maze. 4. Eat More Wild Alaskan Salmon: Chances are you know that salmon is rich in heart…

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Undo the Side Effects of Statins

…doctors prescribe statins every day, and many people suffer their unwanted side-effects—including muscle pain and weakness, generalized soreness, memory loss and peripheral neuropathy. How to Turn Back the Side Effects of Statins 1. Consider getting off your statin medication, unless you’re a middle…

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Could Alzheimer's Begin in Your Mid-40s?

…think of memory loss as something that happens in our 70s and 80s, but a new study shows memory loss can begin as early as age 45. This new study, which was published in the British Medical Journal, studied 7,000 adults in London between the ages of 45 and 70. As they expected, they found memory decline…

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Why Statins Are Dangerous

…heart failure because they deplete the body of CoQ10—a biochemical that’s critical to heart health. Recently, I wrote a blog about statins and memory loss and I thought that one of the people who commented described the dangers of statin drugs best. So, with her permission I’m reprinting her story……

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The Secret to Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

…what their resolutions were but how they planned to keep them. The participants’ goals were the same as many of us, including such things as weight loss and quitting smoking. Plus, most of the participants planned to reach their resolutions solely through willpower—meaning envisioning their end goal…

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12 Foods To Include in a Heart Healthy Diet Plan

Food manufacturers would like you to believe that their cholesterol-lowering cereal, or weight-loss bar, is your best health-food option out there. But the fact is, there are 12 food groups that can make a real difference in your heart healthy diet plan—and not a single one comes with food dyes or…

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Vascular Dementia Can Happen to Anyone

…congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and pacemaker therapy. The classic signs of VaD are slowed thinking, memory problems, confusion that often worsens at night, personality changes, loss of social skills, hallucinations, and delusions. People with VaD often have difficulty speaking or understanding…

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New Research Warns that Statins Can Accelerate Aging

…the growing volume of research showing that statins can cause a number of accelerated aging problems including damage to the joints and muscles, memory loss, sexual dysfunction, and more. It is certainly something to be concerned about. In fact, I remember reading in the Archives of Neurology several…

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CoQ10 Facts: What You Should Know

…your body’s production of CoQ10. That’s why many people end up with muscle aches and weakness while taking statins. Statins can also cause memory loss and a host of other problems. If you’re on a statin, you need to take at least 200 mg of a highly-absorbable CoQ10. * Not every CoQ10 supplement…

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