The Final Step

(Or Keep Movin’ to Keep Thinkin’) Part 9 of my “Senior Moment or…Something More?” Series Fact: In these United States, 10,000 people turn 65 every day. 10 percent of them have Alzheimer’s dementia. Early Signs and symptoms include: Making bad decisions consistently – i.e. parking at the mall, leaving the car engine running and the … More The Final Step

A Room Full of Brains (and I don’t mean a computer geeks meeting)

Part 5 of my “Senior Moment or…Something More?” Series In my former life, I worked as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in community-based hospital laboratories. During those 40+ years, I pretty much “did it all”,  including the area of Anatomic Pathology. That’s the laboratory section that analyzes, evaluates, and reports out information on body parts. Think … More A Room Full of Brains (and I don’t mean a computer geeks meeting)

Senior Moment or…Something More??? Part 3:

  More women than men are stricken with Alzheimer’s disease. And it isn’t simply because women live, on average, four years longer. Researchers* are investigating if genetic factors and hormonal-related milestones – puberty, pregnancy, and menopause – are triggers. The brain controls all body functions, gobbling up about 20% of our body’s fuel, glucose. Our brains … More Senior Moment or…Something More??? Part 3:

Senior Moment or…Something More???

Part 1: “Just took a class titled Brain Health.” I’m amazed how that simple, casual statement causes a listener’s ears to perk. Are we obsessed as a society with a fear that we will one day succumb to Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia, lewy body dementia, mixed dementia, Parkinson’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, normal pressure hydrocephalus, Huntington’s … More Senior Moment or…Something More???