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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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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Statin Medications Can Cause Diabetes, Memory Loss

…cholesterol-lowering statin medications to put new warnings on the label—namely that these drugs can up your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and memory loss. First off, I praise the FDA for finally stepping up and doing the job they should be doing. As I'll mention in a minute, I do recommend statin medications…

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Statin Drugs and Memory Loss

Many doctors fail to tell their patients that cholesterol-lowering statin medications cause memory loss, one of many statin drug side effects, and many patients never connect the dots themselves. In fact, I’m convinced that a lot of what we call “senior moments” is really a reaction to statin drugs…

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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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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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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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A Healthy Cholesterol Level Isn’t Always Lower

…requires cholesterol in order to function properly. In fact, research has found that low levels of cholesterol, 160 ml/dL or less, can result in a loss of sex drive, depression, cerebral hemorrhages and more. Why You Need A Healthy Cholesterol Level, Not Low Cholesterol * Generating sex hormones. Cholesterol…

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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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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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Handheld Devices Are a Serious Radiation Exposure Risk for Children

…developing a new condition called “digital dementia.” It’s a term used to describe a deterioration in cognitive functioning that affects short term memory. One reason for digital dementia suggested by Dr. Carolyn Brockington of St. Luke’s Roosevelt Medical Center is that our children don’t feel the…

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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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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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