Unlocking the data stored within our DNA can help us learn a host of different things about our ancestry and health. But how much should you worry if your genes are linked to the development of disease? 23andMe, a genetic testing company, aims to arm people with foreshadowing about their health risks. It recently received … Continue reading Can a saliva test really detect your genetic “risk” of Alzheimer’s?
As more Americans begin to age, the number of families affected by Alzheimer’s disease — a progressive brain disorder that affects memory, thinking, and communication — is projected to grow. With the increasing prevalence of the condition, comes new challenges for families: How do they communicate effectively without straining their relationships with loved ones, especially … Continue reading Remaining connected through the progression of Alzheimer’s disease
Larry spent a majority of his life in the Lewisville area, a sprawling suburb outside of Dallas, Texas. He raised his children there, held a prominent car salesman job locally and made several close friendships during his five decades in the town. So when he started to become forgetful — getting lost while driving, misplacing … Continue reading Learning to thrive, in the face of early-onset Alzheimer’s
Happy National Coffee Day, everyone. In all likelihood, this day won’t change the drinking habits for most people as coffee is the official starter fluid of the morning impaired. That being said, today gives us an opportunity to inform you of some of the health benefits (and risks) of the blessed, bitter bean. Beyond simply … Continue reading On National Coffee Day, remember both the benefits and risks of our favorite bitter bean
A new study suggests women at risk for dementia may experience cognitive decline two times faster than men, according to researchers. The authors of the study presented their work in late July at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Washington, D.C. Their findings pertain to women with mild cognitive impairment. “This is a new area … Continue reading Women with dementia decline faster than men, new study suggests
As our loved ones get older, it can be tough to see them age. Whether it is physically or mentally, the decline in functionality can be difficult to cope with—not just for your loved one, but you as well. The Scott & White Program on Aging and Care has a team of individuals who offer … Continue reading Dealing with dementia
You’re on information overload. An inbox full of emails, a calendar full of meetings and a long to-do list leave you forgetting things right and left. In the frantic moments of forgotten cell phones or misplaced car keys, do you ever question your ability to remember things? You’re not the only one. You may be … Continue reading Is It Forgetfulness or Alzheimer’s?