Signs of Dementia

10 Early Signs & Symptoms of Dementia

It’s important to look for the 10 early signs and symptoms of dementia in family members and other older adults. Spotting early symptoms may lead to an early diagnosis of dementia and increased quality of life thereafter. According to the National Institute on Aging, the most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s affects…

Genes

Your Genes – Informative, NOT Deterministic.

Genes Are Informative, Not Deterministic. Genes should inform your decisions, they should not determine your life. Our genes should guide behavior so that we can mitigate risks of developing certain illnesses. Many scientists believe that genes encompass 20% of who we are, while our daily choices, actions, and environment compose the other 80%.   We have…

purpose and meaning

Purpose And Meaning Improves Cognition and Longevity

Those with a greater sense of purpose and meaning have a decreased risk of dementia and mortality. To demonstrate this fact, a study from 2010 on 951 community-dwelling older persons showed that those with a greater reported sense of purpose were 2.4 times less likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease than those with a…