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Blog posts about Dementia

Heavy Metals Exposure & Assessment

There are various ways to assess your exposure and circulation of heavy metals in both your environment and your body. Things to take into consideration: Infrastructure and Land: Many people find that they have exposure to toxic levels of metals throug …


Heavy Metals Relevant for Well-being

The term “heavy metals” refers to those metals which are: generous in the environment, and can be encountered in routine daily life sufficiently to cause some individuals to experience a toxic effect. We test for the metals that are circulating in bloo …


Artificial Intelligence, where are we headed?

The image above was created using Microsoft Designer, a new AI program to create content and images. The prompt to create this image was, “An intelligent and healthy senior physician, female, using electronic medical records, realistic”.

I spent the last ten days without wi-fi connectivity at my home—NOT by intention! I still had wi-fi at work and expected of myself the usual degree of work productivity. It drove me crazy!! I have decided that there are two possible explanations: I rea …


The Fountain of Youth

In honor of our virtual operations manager, Rachel Lee (well-known to many of you, who moved to Florida but luckily has stayed connected with our practice), let’s talk a minute about Florida. Old Florida of course had an indigenous presence long before …


Mold and Your Brain

Mold and your brain

Where is the mold? We all think of mold as a bit of bathtub grime or perhaps a bloom on something that should be tossed from the refrigerator and not eaten. Perhaps it was a science project in elementary school: “how many colors of mold are there?” Of …


Pre-eclampsia and dementia

Pre-eclampsia and dementia

A study just released showed that women with a history of pre-eclampsia (hypertension, edema, and protein in the urine during pregnancy) have a marked (350%!!!) increased risk of dementia. The risk is primarily for vascular dementia, which is not stric …


You and Your ApoE4 Gene

ApoE4 Gene

How is my brain? If you’ve heard me speak about genetics, you know I recommend that my patients obtain their raw genetic data from 23andMe.com, choosing either the Ancestry package ($99) or the Health and Ancestry package ($199). Both options analyze a …


Sleep and Your Brain

Malcolm had struggled with sleep for years, and was finally happy: he had found a great sleep aid available at his local drug store, a product that seemed to help him get to sleep and stay asleep quite regularly. I discovered Unisom™ on his list of med …


The ApoE Gene

ApoE

I have been fascinated recently with the intersecting stories of genetics, lifestyle choices, and dementia, and thought I’d share with you some of the information specific  to genetics!   Disclaimer: If you don’t believe in the process of evo …


Insulin Resistance and the ApoE4 Gene

Just by looking, you wouldn’t guess that Julie was pre-diabetic. Tall and slim, consistently athletic, she looked like the picture of health for a woman in her 40’s. She, however, knew that wasn’t the case. She ran into people in the store who seemed t …


DIY Memory Health: Part 3 of 3

Recently in the news one of the online brain exercise programs announced some great results using brain training games to prevent Alzheimer’s. The current study was a re-analysis of former data collected from observing almost 3000 healthy older adults …


DIY Memory Health: Part 2 of 3

How is your brain rejuvenation program going? In the first article, I described the basic lifestyle habits associated with improved and maintained brain function. Let’s talk more specifically about each step and where to go from here. Anti-inflammatory …


DIY Memory Health: Part 1 of 3

There’s a lot you can do to enhance your own brain and memory health. Memory can be improved by paying attention to details of diet and lifestyle, as well as taking some crucial supplements. To make things simpler for you I’ll divide up these issues in …


Feed Your Brain

Everything we put in our mouths affects the health of our brains. What we are learning now is that sweets don’t appear to be good for our brains, while healthy fats are excellent brain food. The whole story, however, gets much more complex than that. G …