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The 7 Stages of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia which gets progressively worse. It usually begins with mild short-term memory loss which doesn’t appear to be problematic. Since even those without Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia experience memory slipups, it usually isn’t until the condition gets worse that Alzheimer’s is diagnosed. As the brain and nervous system […]

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What’s the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

No one wants to go through, or watch as a loved one develops, Alzheimer’s or any other type of dementia. Although often used interchangeably Alzheimer’s disease is actually one subset of dementia. Dementia Dementia is a set of symptoms. Alzheimer’s disease is one of many diseases that can cause dementia symptoms. The word “dementia” is […]

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June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Who doesn’t want to live a long, healthy and independent life? Increase your chance of making that happen by learning about Alzheimer’s disease and how to reduce your risk. A recent study by the Alzheimer’s Association reported an estimated 6 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. That’s one in every ten adults, aged 65 and […]

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Lower Your High Blood Pressure With The DASH Diet

You know that your diet can affect your tendency to develop high blood pressure, but how do you know what’s safe to eat and what you should avoid? Is there a simple, easy meal plan tailored especially for people worried about their blood pressure? YES — the DASH diet! With this diet, cutting out foods […]

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High Blood Pressure Treatment — Medications

If you’ve been diagnosed with hypertension, your doctor may want to prescribe medication to bring your blood pressure to a more manageable level. It’s important to know what each of these medications does to understand your treatment better. Prescription High Blood Pressure Medications These medications require a prescription which must then be filled by a […]

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The Most Common High Blood Pressure Complications

Brief high blood pressure spikes aren’t usually of great concern but if your blood pressure remains high for a long time, you may experience some adverse side effects, even though you may feel fine. Certain issues due to ongoing elevated blood pressure can be easily managed. However, other life-threatening issues can also develop. Learn about […]

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