Posts Tagged ‘ causes of Alzheimer’s ’

Senior Health Issues: Causes of Cognitive Impairment

Feb 18th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

We seniors are learning more about the potential causes of cognitive impairment.  We need to know what can create problems/issues with our brains as we age.  One of the possibilities is over-the-counter drugs and prescription medications. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may be just that, or it can be an early sign of Alzheimer’s.  It is generally diagnosed with [...]



Senior Health: Relationship Between High Blood Pressure and Alzheimer’s

Jan 31st, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

High blood pressure (hypertension) is bad for us senior citizens for several reasons… it interferes with our general feeling of well-being, the incidence of strokes is much higher than for those seniors with normal blood pressure, it compromises the entire cardiovascular system, and now we are learning that hypertension is bad for your brain as well. Johns [...]