This is the third of my six part series on Getting the Most from your Doctor. In part two of this series, I talked about inflammation and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), and gave you tips on how to decrease inflammation in your body. In this third installment, I’ll share with you the

With the average doctor’s visit lasting only about seven minutes, it’s crucial that you go in armed with information and questions vital to your health. What specific things do you need to know for optimal health? If you don’t know what to ask for, you might miss the opportunity to get the

In results published in the journal, Neurology, researchers uncovered significant evidence that hormone therapy treatments in early menopause reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by as much as 30 percent. Researchers of a population based in Cache County in Utah found that women who began hormone replacement therapy within five years of

Alzheimer’s is one of those words that makes us shudder. Most all of us fear developing dementia of any kind. Even though the word Alzheimer’s refers to a specific type of dementia, it has become a generic term for all forms of dementia. Alzheimer’s is more of a systemic disease than a

Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise in America, but new evidence reveals there is hope. The Shriver Report, published by Maria Shriver with the backing of the Alzheimer’s Association, took an up close and disturbing look at the dreaded disease’s impact on women—and estrogen’s possible role in preventing it.

When Maria Shriver published a report on Alzheimer’s, it shed new light on the dreaded disease—and it also hinted at a way women can prevent falling victim to its grip. In The Shriver Report, which was published with the backing of the Alzheimer’s Association, California’s First Lady takes an up close and disturbing look at the dread disease’s impact on women—and estrogen’s possible role in preventing it.

California’s first lady Maria Shriver recently issued a new report in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s association and it’s official: Alzheimer’s is a woman’s disease. It’s estimated that two-thirds of all Alzheimer’s sufferers are women. While it’s still not clear as to why the disease is more prevalent among women, doctors and scientists agree that more than likely, several factors are to blame. Shriver mentioned that scientists are currently looking into a possible link between Alzheimer’s disease and estrogen decline.

What’s the connection between Alzheimer’s Disease and our hormones? Also, I’ve heard that fish oil supplements can help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease later on in life. How does this work and what else can I be doing on a regular basis to stay healthy?

Are you always forgetting where you put your keys? Do you tend to forget people’s names? Do you forget what you were saying mid-sentence? Do you often miss appointments? Sometimes forgetfulness can be attributed to a sporadic lapse in memory, however if the problem persists, it may be a sign that you’re suffering Alzheimer’s disease.

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