Blood Sugar and Brain Health (Video)

Numerous studies have linked Type-2 diabetes, brain shrinkage and dementia. But a new Australian study in the journal Neurology finds that even for people who do not have diabetes, blood sugar levels can impact brain health. In this video, Ronan Factora, MD, who treats dementia, weighs in on the link between blood sugar and memory. To help … Read More

Encourage Mom to See a Doctor (Video)

As your mom gets up in years, Holly L. Thacker, MD, asks that you encourage her to see her doctor regularly for preventive health care. Women should see their physician every year, even when they’re long past the child-bearing stage, for regular screenings, tests and bloodwork. And if your mom suffers from memory loss, please consider going with her to the doctor to help her process the information.

Too Old to Drive?

In the next 20 years, the number of elderly drivers — age 70 and older — is predicted to triple in the United States. Although many older motorists become more careful on the road, statistics show that they are more likely than younger drivers to be involved in multi-vehicle crashes. “The majority of elderly individuals … Read More

November: Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Find expert advice and information on prevention, risk assessment and treatment, and resources for families and caregivers. In honor of Alzheimer’s patients,  we’ve begun a social conversation about memory — the memories that people cherish. What is your favorite memory? Share with us. Read about the #onememory campaign and join the discussion. Explore Health Hub Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s … Read More

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