It’s the most common form of dementia in the United States. And it’s the sixth-leading cause of death.
If FDA officials had been piloting the Titanic on April 15, 1912, they might have told passengers they were looking into "reports" that an object in the water came into contact with the ship, and then put fears to rest over the remote chance that there might be any buoyancy issues.
It's happened to almost everyone.
Maybe you've found yourself staring at row after row of parked cars in a lot wondering where you had parked your own. Perhaps you missed a really important appointment. Or maybe you ran into an old friend on the street and somehow totally blanked on her name.
I have a friend who flat out refuses to drink apple juice. Lisa swears that it tastes like rusty nails and I've never been able to convince her otherwise.
Did your mother ever tell you when you were growing up that you should eat your fish because it was brain food?
I know mine sure did. And if yours did too, well, then apparently we both owe Mom a great big thank you. It turn's out she was, indeed, onto something.
I'll admit it. I like a good old-fashioned Sci-Fi flick as much as the next guy and one of my all-time favorites is the 1957 classic "The Incredible Shrinking Man."
One frightening morning in 1991, Dr. Wright's Tahoma Clinic was violently raided. Two-dozen heavily armed thugs blew past the patient peacefully waiting in her wheelchair and kicked down the door.
Well, here we are--the holiday season is upon us. It really came up quickly this year--and there's still so much shopping and baking and preparing to do!
Bill Clinton had better watch out. He's gone vegan and I think I can already see his brain shrinking.
Politics aside, I'm not even kidding.
I know plenty of seniors who would pop pretty much any pill -- risks and costs be damned -- if it meant they'd never have to battle Alzheimer's disease.