Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
September 18, 2020
During the COVID shutdown, most people focused on following local guidelines, maintaining a strong immune system, controlling chronic conditions and getting food and supplies. But there is an area that many have overlooked -- preserving cognitive skills. Research shows that… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
September 18, 2020
Most of us are stressed every day (in fact 55 percent in one Gallup poll reported feeling stressed for a good portion of the previous day). Unfortunately, that stress isn’t healthy. Uncontrolled stress is tied to heart disease, asthma, obesity, diabetes, headaches, depression … it’s a long list.… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
September 18, 2020
If you’re one of those people who get their flu shot occasionally — or who never get it — here’s a reason to sign up early: Public health officials are warning of an impending crisis during the upcoming flu season. Why? The coronavirus is still spreading, putting a strain on healthcare systems. If… See more
September 17, 2020
Dementia is on a lot of people’s minds these days. It’s a rapidly growing public health problem affecting around 50 million people globally (nearly 6 million in the U.S.). There are nearly 10 million new cases every year, a figure set to triple by 2050.  Two-thirds of respondents to a recent… See more
September 13, 2020
What puts you at risk for dementia and Alzheimer's disease? MDVIP-affiliated physician… See more
September 13, 2020
We all want to protect and preserve our minds as we age. Can so-called brain-training games work? Can they help us preserve our memory, our words, our wit?   A multi-billion-dollar industry has exploded based on our hopes that they do. There are apps, online courses, even simple puzzles that claim… See more
September 13, 2020
Keeping your mind active, eating healthy brain foods, staying physically active, getting quality sleep and staying socially connected are all important to cognitive health — and potentially can help to lower your risk of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form.  You should… See more
September 13, 2020
The medical community typically doesn’t support widespread screenings for dementia for adults without symptoms. There’s insufficient evidence to support the use of these screenings, according to the U.S. Preventive Task Force.  Furthermore, results from diagnostic and home tests are unreliable,… See more
September 13, 2020
Dementia is an umbrella term for advanced cognitive impairment. It includes Alzheimer's… See more
September 13, 2020
It’s difficult to plan for a loved one’s memory disorder. Cognitive decline occurs gradually, and the signs/symptoms appear slowly and are often written off as a normal part of aging. Becoming forgetful is a major red flag for mild cognitive impairment (MCI). But forgetfulness also could be the… See more
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