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The Aging Brain: High Blood Pressure Kills Brain Cells

The aging brain is the focus of intensive study by the National Institute on Aging (NIA).   One area of interest to NIA researchers is the affect of high blood pressure on the cognitive ability of senior citizens. Specifically, what affect does hypertension have on the possible development of brain illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease…

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Hot Weather Safety Tips For Senior Citizens Is Serious Business

Hot weather safety tips for senior citizens needs to be taken seriously. While too much heat is not safe for everyone, it’s especially risky for seniors. They usually have weaker immune systems as well as suffering from one or more chronic diseases. When combined with the medications they take, exposure to excessive heat can lead…

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Supplements For Your Brain, Do They Really Help You?

Supplements to improve your brain function, cognition, and memory have been promoted by drug companies for years. The question is, do they really improve your brain health as promised? If so, why don’t these supplements have the approval of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)? The absence of FDA approval speaks volumes. In fact, without…

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Education Levels And Alzheimer’s, Is There A Link?

Education levels have sometimes been linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. It’s logical to think this might actually be the case. Indeed, for many years, specialists believed that people who studied more and kept their brains more active had lower dementia risk. However, some recent studies have contradicted this idea. Therefore, is there a…

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