Cognitive decline and dementia are two dreaded conditions associated with older age. While the conditions are not particularly well-understood, new studies have shown that controlling high blood pressure can help lower the incidence of dementia and cognitive impairment. Read more to understand how you can lower your risk for dementia and cognitive impairment. What is
Introduction Stress kills, literally. It can affect people down to their DNA, causing damage to the protective telomeres on the ends of chromosomes. This eventually causes rapid cell death and aging. Fortunately, there are ways to mitigate the damage stress causes. Below are the 3 steps to take in order to age well despite the
Introduction Stress is defined as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.” The body’s ability to respond to acute stress has been one of the reasons human beings have been able to evolve and survive. Over the long-term, however, stress can actually wreak havoc on the
Menopause symptoms are infamous. Hot flashes, mood changes, and difficulty sleeping can create major issues in people’s lives. The treatment options for menopause can be confusing, especially sorting out the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy. Below is a brief guide on menopause and how hormonal therapy functions. The Pathophysiology of Menopause Menopause is
Scientists at Stanford have found a new link between anti-aging research and stem cells. A recent study from the Stanford University School of Medicine demonstrates that old human cells can become more youthful by inducing them to act as pluripotent stem cells. This research has far-reaching implications for anti-aging scientific knowledge. Learn more below about
Most people have heard of dementia. Dementia is an umbrella term that includes multiple disorders: Alzheimer’s Disease, Frontotemporal Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia, just to name a few. However, many people might not be aware that there is a similar condition to dementia called cognitive impairment. Like dementia, cognitive impairment is a nonspecific term. Cognitive impairment
Exercise is an important part of keeping people healthy. It can prevent diseases, improve chronic conditions, and improve mental health. Older adults stand to gain even more from exercise, but they also face more barriers. Below are five things you need to know about exercising in older age. #1 Older adults can exercise safely. Many
While each state, country, and hospital has its own rules and regulations, there are certain core tenets that each person needs to think about as they age. Planning for different outcomes in aging requires medical, legal, and financial preparation. It also involves other family members in addition to doctors. It can be confusing, which is
When most people think of aging and health, they often think of the person whose health is declining. However, the caregiver is an often-overlooked person. Caregivers put their all into making sure that their loved ones are taken care of. Their own mental, emotional, and physical health may suffer for it. In order to plan

Osteoporosis and Aging

Introduction Osteoporosis is a very common condition in older women. However, many people do not realize the devastating consequences of untreated osteoporosis, falls, and broken bones. While certain risk factors for the condition are unavoidable for some women, there are actions that people can take to decrease their chances of developing the condition and its
Introduction Depression is a major medical condition that affects millions of people. Little focus is given to the risks older age presents. Depression can affect older adults and, unfortunately, older adults are often less equipped to handle it. Aging presents different challenges than early and middle life and therefore needs to be approached differently. Read

Human Growth Hormone

Human Growth Hormone, also known as Growth Hormone, has been popular among many patient populations. People view it as a magical protein that can fix many issues. While it may seem like magic, it is important to understand the science behind Growth Hormone and what its actual uses are. What is Growth Hormone? Growth Hormone

Epigenetics of Aging

Aging is a complicated process. While people are more aware of aging on the outside, aging also occurs on the inside of the body. Aging is related to both genes and the environment. Scientists have been studying aging, the genetics involved, and whether any factors are reversible or preventable. In particular, they argue that non-genetic

Intuitive Eating Principles

Intuitive eating is a program that re-teaches people how to eat. Instead of dieting, nutritionists Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch created a program that teaches people who to tap in to their body’s natural cues to re-learn how to eat as they originally did as toddlers. This means that they follow certain principles designed to

Intuitive Eating

Eating and body image are emotional topics for many people. Millions of people have tried a variety of ways to lose weight and approach nutrition. One method that has recently gained more traction is intuitive eating. Intuitive eating is not a diet. It is a new way of approaching eating created by two nutritionists that
Cognitive impairment is a broad term that encompasses many conditions. Judging when and how to screen for these conditions can be ambiguous. Screening people who do not need to be screened may increase the amount of unnecessary testing. However, missing people who are experiencing impairment may cause unnecessary harm to them. In February 2020, the

Alzheimer and Sleep

Dementia is a worldwide condition, affecting 50 million people globally. It is a syndrome in which a person’s  memory, thinking, behavior, and everyday activities are impaired. It goes above and beyond the impairment associated with normal aging. Dementia and the mor specific Alzheimer Disease are a hot topic in scientific research. While the exact cause

Causes of Memory Problems

As people get older, they may notice that their memory may decline. This can happen for many reasons. Some of these reasons are reversible. Others, however, are not. The approach to treating memory loss depends on the cause. Below are a few of the most common causes. Alzheimer Disease Alzheimer disease is probably the most
Eating seems like such a simple thing, but nutrition can very quickly become complicated. People often feel confused; one year, scientists say red meat is bad, and another year they say it’s good. What’s more, there are now accusations that the scientific research community may have corporate ties with the food industry, which may taint

Lead Poisoning

Introduction Lead is a metal found in many objects. When found in the human body, it can have toxic effects. There are specific treatments that can rid the body of lead, but the best treatment is prevention. What is lead? Lead is a heavy metal, an element. It is dense and soft, making it useful