Drinking Green Tea Reduces Risk of Dementia and Alzheimer’s

 How often do you drink tea? All the time, if you’re like most people! In both the U.S. and around the world, tea ranks as the most popular beverage aside from water itself. Now, how often do you drink green tea? Probably not so much, if you’re like most Americans. While green tea is extremely popular in other parts of …

Could Dementia Be on the Decline?

A new report from WebMD suggests that younger generations may be at an increasingly lower risk for dementia, despite previous reports that conditions like Alzheimer’s are actually on the rise. View image | gettyimages.com The study looked at nearly 1,000 elderly New Yorkers and compares those born between 1916 and 1930 to those born in 1931 or beyond. Once they …

Phoenix Mediation for Elder Law and Family Disputes

When people think about legal mediation (if they think about it at all), they typically imagine combative divorce proceedings, high-stakes contract battles, or nasty personal injury disputes. They almost certainly don’t think about Alzheimer’s, dementia, or the elderly. View image | gettyimages.com As The Huffington Post recently highlighted, however, elder mediation is becoming increasingly common throughout the United States — …

Alzheimer’s, Oscars, and Grammys: The Glen Campbell Story

For families facing a recent diagnosis of dementia, it’s helpful to hear that it isn’t always the end of the world. In fact, there are a number of encouraging successful stories out there — people who’ve found a way to make the most of life in the face of Alzheimer’s and more. Just ask Glen Campbell. View image | gettyimages.com …

Chemical Stops Dementia (At Least in Mice)

Treatments for dementia have been slow to develop. They’re nonexistent, even. We’ve learned a lot about prevention in recent years, and innovative new therapies make the dementia experience more tolerable for patients. But there’s been almost nothing in the way of medicinal intervention, let alone a cure. View image | gettyimages.com Duke University might be set to change all that. …

Death With Dignity?

California has recently moved forward with legislation which would allow terminally ill people to choose to end their lives. (Here) The legislation still awaits approval from the California State Assembly and must be signed by Governor Brown in order to become law, but the initial steps have brought this issue back to the public eye. Similar pushes are being urged …

Canada Opens Its Own Dementia Village

Anyone with family members suffering with dementia knows all too well the constant worry they face as they try to live their daily lives. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a way to alleviate that hardship outside of a hospital? View image | gettyimages.com Medical research continues to reveal numerous and exciting innovations in the treatment and prevention of …

Do You Need a Living Will?

  Many of us have shared the same nightmare. We are slowly dying in a hospital bed, tubes going in and out of your body, being kept alive by machines. Even worse, we are unable to communicate our wishes to our caregivers and loved ones gathered around. No one knows what we want. The way to prevent this nightmare from …

Ernie Banks’ Family Contests His Will Following Dementia Death

He was the rare sports start to transcend athleticism and become a cultural legend. Ernie Banks, known to millions as “Mr. Sunshine,” spent decades as a star player for the Chicago Cubs. He emerged as an influential figure for race relations in the U.S. and eventually earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013. View image | gettyimages.com Banks passed …

Will Crowdfunding Pay Your Long Term Care Costs?

  We all know that the cost of medical care and long term care can be expensive. And at current rates, there isn’t likely to be a decrease in price any time soon. There has been an increase in people gaining medical coverage with the help of Obama’s Affordable Care Act. However, this does not mean that these people or …