Michelle Agaston, 63, of Pittsburg, knows all too well how quickly things can change when an elderly parent develops Alzheimer’s disease. “We started noticing little things,” Agaston says. Her mother was diagnosed at the age of 72, twelve years ago, which instantly put her family on the journey of learning about the disease and caregiving. […]
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An ample body of research has shown that oxidative stress plays a key role in the development of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. As a result, antioxidant supplements have been proposed as preventive measures against dementia. A new trial, however, tests the effect of vitamin E and selenium on aging men and […]
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Dementia affects tens of millions of people in the United States. New research suggests that those who experience sudden blood pressure drops in their middle age may be more likely to develop dementia in old age. Read more
It’s been 10 years since Vancouver resident Jim Mann was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. In that time, multiple experimental drugs have emerged with new hopes of beating back his disease. Yet none has resulted in a viable clinical treatment. Read more
We already know the bad news: The disappearance of traditional pension plans has contributed to a retirement crisis in the U.S., in part because of increased risk that an investor will outlive her savings. Anyone lucky enough to have a retirement plan at work these days — more than one-third of private-sector workers lack access will […]
Over the last several years, the computing giant has spent much of its time researching ways to keep America’s second-largest generation happy and healthy in old age. That research has zeroed in on outfitting boomers’ living spaces with artificially-intelligent sensors that can measure things like air quality, sleep quality, movement patterns, falls, and changes in scent […]