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Alzheimer’s 101

June marked Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, but the recognition and education shouldn’t stop there. Did you know that complications from Alzheimer’s disease is the fifth leading cause of death in America for adults age 65 and older? Alzheimer Disease (AD), the most common form of dementia, is a progressive brain disease that causes a significant loss of cognitive functions such as memory, judgment, attention, and abstract thinking. This incurable disease begins slowly by attacking the nerve cells in the brain and eventually can become severe enough to interfere with daily activities. Just like the rest of the organs in our body, over time our brain ages, and most of us will begin to notice certain things slipping our mind. We may …


Remember This! Recent Study Shows Men are More Likely to be Forgetful

Whether you forgot to take out the trash (again) or to book a reservation at your wife’s favorite restaurant for your anniversary, take heart: Men are generally more likely than women to be forgetful. A new Norwegian study published in the journal BMC Psychology found that men forgot information more often than their female counterparts. Researchers asked 37,405 participants memory-related questions. Both male and female participants age 30 and older were asked nine questions concerning their memory and if it had changed. The results showed nearly half of the participants—more men than women—had some trouble recalling memories. Early Onset Brain Drain Researchers found that memory problems typically increased with age, but men often had issues recalling information regardless of their …