MIT AgeLab’s Amazing Innovations for Seniors

Picture: Inside the MIT AgeLab, from telematicswire.net In 1900, life expectancy was just under 50. Today, people are living well into their 80’s, 90’s, and beyond. How can we make the most of the “bonus 30 years” we now have? … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s: Preserving Family Memories

Every year, Carol Magro would prepare a delicious Italian feast for the holidays. Five years ago, her daughter Barbara noticed that her mother was getting tired, confused, and didn't remember the ingredients for some of the dishes … [Read more...]

Could ‘biomarkers’ be the key to predicting Alzheimer’s?

What is a biomarker??  Perhaps a useful tool to diagnose and predict dementia and cognitive decline, studies suggest. AstraZeneca defines the term as “a characteristic that is objectively measured and evaluated as an indicator of … [Read more...]

Good cholesterol linked to reduced Alzheimer’s risk

Alzheimer’s disease is the 7th leading cause of death and costs about 172 billion dollars annually.[1] Due to the disease’s debilitating nature, more than 10 million caregivers of individuals with the disease are unpaid family … [Read more...]