4 Things You Need to Know About a New Dementia Diagnosis – Smilecast 83

4 Things You Need to Know About a New Dementia Diagnosis

The recent PBS documentary, Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts, sounded an alarm and a wakeup call to the devastation being caused by dementia, including Alzheimer’s. As more and more people become impacted, it’s important to help family members, including children and the community-at-large, understand the disease so everyone knows how they can help when there is a dementia diagnosis. Here are some tips.

Obesity, High BP, Diabetes, Cholesterol > Alzheimer’s Risk – Smilecast 82

Findings Support Role of Vascular Disease in Development of Alzheimer’s Disease

Among adults who entered a study more than 25 years ago, an increasing number of midlife vascular risk factors, such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and smoking, were associated with elevated levels of brain amyloid (protein fragments linked to Alzheimer’s disease) later in life, according to a study published by JAMA. Rsk factors included body mass index 30 or greater, current smoking, hypertension, diabetes, and total cholesterol 200 mg/dL or greater and were evaluated in models that included age, sex, race, genotype, and educational level.

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Jobs After 60 – My Segment from Charlotte Today

I addressed Jobs After 60 on Charlotte Today. Here is the intro. Many people are working well beyond the traditional retirement age, partly out of necessity and partly because they still want to contribute and are not ready to retire. Whether you’ve been laid off, you’re retired and looking for something to do, or need a little supplemental income, here to give us tips on how to find a job when you are older is aging expert Anthony Cirillo.

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