Longtime readers know that polypharmacy, or the mixing of prescription drugs, is a serious issue for older adults that we often address at ChangingAging.org. But a lesser-known problem also needs to be addressed — the danger of overdosing on common, over-the-counter medicines.Continue Reading
Getting older is one of life’s inescapables, although life is certainly better now for older Americans than at any other time in history. We live longer, more active lives than our parents and grandparents certainly did – today’s average 65 year-old man and woman can expect to live to be 81 and 85, respectively – and science has proven that we’re still able to learn new things, even if we don’t learn as quickly as we did in our younger years. These are all things to celebrateContinue Reading
Since information about new studies – most of them encouraging — keeps flooding in like a daily, unrelenting hurricane storm surge, we’ve GOT to be making progress in the good fight against cognitive decline, right? Here are four more recent tidbi…Continue Reading
I’ve often said in this space that – although I already have prostate cancer and Parkinson’s disease – what I fear most is Alzheimer’s. I’ll bet many of you feel the same way.
So, in my daily travels across the internet, I watch for inform…Continue Reading
Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina is left to face the world without her mother’s guidance. Apparently she has also struggled with substance abuse and family close to her are worried about her. If you’re having a hard time coping, find the t…Continue Reading
I’ve had water on my mind lately (which is not the same as, but does not preclude, water on the brain). Anyway, ever since my sister-in-law’s mother was taken to the doctor with signs of Alzheimer’s and discovered to have nothing but dehydration, I’ve been meaning to read up on how exactly the lack of […]Continue Reading
By now it’s not news that scientists at Case Western have successfully used a cancer drug to clear plaques from the brains of mice that were engineered to have Alzheimer’s, resulting in a reversal of rodent dementia. The hope is that this d…Continue Reading