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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 Eye Health: Vitreous Detachment / Vitreomacular Traction

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Jane’s Blog Eye Health: Vitreous Detachment / Vitreomacular Traction

Recently I got a special request from one of our avid listeners of our radio program Holistic Healthline to write about Vitreomacular Traction. So this is for you Elaine! Thank you so much! The eyes use more nutrients per cubic inch than any other organ in the body. However, research shows that poorly nourished eyes can develop many eye diseases particularly with aging. The vitreous humor is a transparent gel-like material that occupies the space behind the lens and in front of the retina at the back of the eye. It is surrounded by a layer of collagen called vitreous...

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