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The Loss of Everything You Know

September 17th, 2020

My mother has dementia. When I talk to her it is like talking to a pre-school age child — stream of consciousness-style ramblings of reality mixed with fantasy. It is disturbing to compare this woman to the person my mother was before dementia.  She was smart, witty, and quite opinionated.  She was a modern woman who was still quite old-fashioned; a unique woman for her generation. Dementia is not a disease, but rather a group of symptoms caused by other conditions.  Dementia causes problems with thinking, memory, and reasoning, happening when the parts of the brain used for learning,... Read More

The Evolution of the Active Lifestyle

April 5th, 2018

As a young adult, I taught multiple fitness classes and played recreational soccer.  At that time in my life that much physical activity was not only desired, it was a great way to expend my abundant energy.  As I’ve aged, I’ve noticed shifts in my physical activity levels and preferences. You may have noticed that, as you age, your interests have shifted as well. Changes in your activity level and interests are normal. As we age, there are some activities that become more difficult or risky.  For example, if you were a wrestler in your youth, you are not likely able to tolerate the physical... Read More

Anti-Aging Drugs Are Being Tested That May Help Us Live to 120

September 7th, 2017

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, are calling for senolytic drugs to make the leap from animal research to human clinical trials. Senescence refers to biological aging and senolytic drugs are designed to selectively kill the cells that cause aging. As we age, we accumulate senescent cells, which are damaged cells that resist dying off but stay in our bodies. They can affect other cells in our organs and tissues. Senescent cells play a role in many age-related chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, most cancers, dementia, arthritis, osteoporosis and... Read More

Dementia in the News

July 20th, 2017

Last week the Alzheimer’s Association held its international conference in London.  As a result, news about the study of dementia was all over the media this week.  Dementia is defined as a chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and impaired reasoning.  There are more than 3 million cases of dementia identified in the U.S. every year.  Here are four significant stories about dementia that were in the news this week: Dementia and Speech and Hearing Scientists have traced the roots of dementia... Read More

Matcha: Anti-Aging Antioxidant Powerhouse

July 15th, 2014

Anti-oxidants are one of the biggest buzz words in the world of nutrition.  They are natural chemical compounds which prevent aging and protect us from chronic diseases.  ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) is a test used to determine levels of antioxidants.  Matcha rates an impressive 1300 units per gram, which is close to 20X more than both pomegranates and blueberries.  Matcha is also rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids (the building blocks of protein). Matcha is whole leaf, stone ground, green tea.  The leaves are packed with all of the nutrients you throw out when you brew... Read More