Staying Mentally Sharp While Aging

Staying Mentally Sharp While Aging

Age comes with wisdom. Unfortunately, it also comes with some forgetfulness. Fortunately, there are things you can do to keep the brain sharp, small daily habits which can reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Exercise is one such daily habit. It increases blood flow,...
Does Your Power of Attorney Cover All Your Bases?

Does Your Power of Attorney Cover All Your Bases?

Powerful “power of attorney” (POA) documents are essential, if there ever comes a time when you or your elder become unable to manage your finances or make health-care decisions. Beware if you rely only on POAs that hospitals provide, or that you have pulled off the...
Blood Test Finds Markers of Alzheimer’s

Blood Test Finds Markers of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is becoming more prevalent among aging Americans, and there are more aging Americans than ever before. Alzheimer’s disease has three typical biomarkers: plaques of beta-amyloid protein, tangles of tau protein, and loss of connections in the...
Hearing Loss Linked to Depression

Hearing Loss Linked to Depression

The findings from a ten-year study by the Journal of the America Medical Association (JAMA) reports of a link between hearing loss and health risks. The risks include a 50 percent greater risk of dementia, a 40 percent greater risk of developing depression and nearly...