Aging - Dependency

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Blue Sky, White Clouds

In working with his 86-year-old mother, who was in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’sdisease, author Eliezer Sobel discovered something astounding. Although she could notspeak full sentences or follow a story line, his mother could read, and would sit in raptattention as she paged through magazines and coffee-table books. That is why he wroteBlue Sky, White Clouds. A simple picture book with ...

Difficult People

For most of us, difficult people are the bane of our existence. They annoy us, they throw us off balance, they test our patience, and—to one degree or another—they provoke reactions that are decidedly unhealthy. But it is also true that difficult people (DPs) mirror our own dysfunctional mental states and provide us with wonderful opportunities to understand ourselves, heal ourselves, and learn ...

Dr. Vlassara's AGE-Less Diet

Imagine naturally occurring toxic substances that are responsible for chronic disease and accelerated aging. When trying to discover why patients with diabetes are prone to complications such as heart disease, Dr. Helen Vlassara and her research team focused on compounds called advanced glycation end products, or AGEs, which enter the body through the diet. For years, these amazing studies ...

L'Chaim!

In spending time with his mother in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease, Eliezer Sobel recognized something astounding. Although she had seemingly lost all of her language skills several years earlier, he discovered that she still enjoyed gazing at pictures in magazines and actually reading the headlines aloud! He searched for a simple picture book with easy-to-read captions in big print, ...

Overcoming Senior Moments

Chief among the fears of the aging population are memory loss and dementia. In Overcoming Senior Moments, we learn how to maintain brain health and guard against dementia through pleasantly illustrated text that simplifies how the brain works and what it needs in order to stay in tip-top shape. Drinking mineralized water, eating the good fats, and exercising are a few ways we can keep our brains ...

The A.G.E. Food Guide

All foods contain AGEs—advanced glycation end products—which are naturally occurring toxins. Numerous studies have shown that a buildup of AGEs accelerates the body’s aging process. Over time, by increasing oxidation and free radicals, hardening tissue, and creating chronic inflammation, AGEs lead to a host of chronic diseases. By knowing how to lower your AGE consumption, you can lead a longer, ...

The Alzheimer's Prevention and Treatment Diet

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a type of dementia that can be very hard on both the patient and the caregiver. Currently, five million Americans have been diagnosed with AD—and that number is likely to triple by 2050. While the cause of Alzheimer’s disease is still a mystery, new research has increased our knowledge of certain aspects of the disease. Perhaps most significant, studies show that ...

What You Must Know About Memory Loss and How You Can Stop It

Leave it to one of America’s best-selling physician/authors to tackle one of the country’s fastest-growing health concerns. With over 77 million baby boomers living in the U.S., memory loss is quickly becoming a major issue. Although the common belief is that these irritating lapses in the ability to remember are a normal part of aging, current scientific research indicates otherwise. In fact, ...