How a Healthy Gut Relates to a Healthy Brain

Q. I heard that there’s a strong link between particular kinds of gut bacteria and Alzheimer’s disease. Is this true, and if so, how do I know if my gut is, in fact, healthy? If not, what changes can I make to improve it, and … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: New Guidelines Are Being Proposed for Diagnosing Alzheimer’s

Dear Raider, I read somewhere that someone will soon be able to receive a diagnosis for Alzheimer’s even if they have no symptoms or family history of the disease. How will this work? Thanks for your help! Diane … [Read more...]

It’s National Falls Prevention Awareness Week – Here’s the Latest in Fall Prevention

Marianne, 78, has always led an active life. She enjoys riding her bike, doing yoga, walking on the beach, volunteering, and visiting with friends. Early one morning a few months ago, Marianne woke up and heard a noise, … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: It’s World Alzheimer’s Month — Optimistic Findings from 2023

Dear Kiwi and Mango, I read that September is World Alzheimer’s Month. Is there any good news that can help me to be more optimistic about preventing dementia or a cure being on the horizon? Thanks so much! Opta … [Read more...]

What Can You Do to Protect a Loved One Who Has Spending Problems?

Q. My son, Ronnie, has bipolar disorder, and he often doesn’t take his medication. When he is having a manic episode and his mood is elevated, he often partakes in impulsive and irrational spending. At the same time, my mother … [Read more...]

The Extraordinary Lengths People Will Go Through to Live Longer 

Life expectancy has gotten much higher over the last several decades. In certain locations known as Blue Zones located in parts of the world, including Greece and Japan, there are centenarians who garden, cook, sing, laugh, and … [Read more...]

Scammers Are More Sophisticated than Ever — Be Vigilant about the New AI Voice Scam

Q. I heard about a new type of “emergency scam,” where scammers are using artificial intelligence to mimic voices and scam loved ones into sending money. How do these scams work, and what can I do to stop something like this from … [Read more...]

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