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Jane’s Blog Alert! Americans with Dementia to Double by 2040

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Jane’s Blog Alert! Americans with Dementia to Double by 2040

A new Milken Institute report "Reducing the Cost and Risk of Dementia: Recommendations to Improve Brain Health and Decrease Disparities", shows nearly 13 million Americans will have dementia by 2040 – almost twice as many as today. Nora Super, lead author of the report and senior director of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging, states, “Our risk of developing dementia doubles every five years after we turn 65; by age 85, nearly one in three of us will have the disease. Emerging evidence shows that despite family history and personal genetics, lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise,...

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Jane's Blog Fibromyalgia Suffer No More

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Jane's Blog Fibromyalgia Suffer No More

Fibromyalgia syndrome affects the muscles and soft tissue. Symptoms include chronic muscle pain, fatigue, sleep problems, and painful tender (trigger) points. It is not one condition but a compilation of different syndromes; therefore, one treatment does not fit all patients. More than that, treatment of two patients with similar fibromyalgia symptoms may be drastically different due to different underlying triggers. Dr.Anne Louise Oaklander, MD, PhD, director of the Nerve Injury Unit in the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Neurology says, “Fibromyalgia is too complex for a 'one size fits all' explanation. However there are some basics that apply to most...

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