Alzheimer’s linked to swearing and bad parking

Memory loss is a prominent symptom of Alzheimer’s disease, but that’s only one of many signs of the disorder. The disease, which affects 5.8 million people in the US, often presents as forgetfulness, irritability and trouble communicating. Earlier this month, researchers said they’d uncovered another sign of the illness: reckless altruism. The new findings suggested … Read more

A fitness trainer shares the 5 exercises she does every day to ‘look and feel younger’

We can’t turn back the clock as we age, but we can tailor our workouts to improve our quality of life and ability to do everyday activities. The secret? Strength training. Strength training keeps our muscles and joints healthy and limber, which becomes increasingly important as we get older because we lose muscle mass and … Read more

Gun debate a side note in hearings on Uvalde shooting

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The first public hearings in Texas looking into the Uvalde school massacre have focused on a cascade of law enforcement blunders, school building safety and mental health care with only scant mentions of the shooter’s AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle and gun reform. A day after the head of the Texas state police … Read more

At Westminster dog show, new focus on veterinarians’ welfare

NEW YORK (AP) — The dogs get the spotlight, but the upcoming Westminster Kennel Club show is also illuminating a human issue: veterinarians’ mental health. In conjunction with a first-time Veterinarian of the Year award that will be presented on the show’s final day Wednesday, the club is giving $10,000 to a charity focused on … Read more

Biden says Americans ‘are really, really down’

It’s a national bummer. President Biden said Thursday that Americans are “really, really down” after facing a continuing series of crises under his watch. The nation is contending with soaring inflation, record-high gas prices at the pump, soaring inflation and shortages of supplies like baby formula — but the president blamed America’s dour mood on … Read more

A 67-year-old who ‘un-retired’ shares the biggest retirement challenge ‘that no one talks about’

In 2007, at age 52, I was forced to retire overnight. An MRI had revealed a tumor, the size of a large eggplant, sitting on my pelvis. In 98% of these cases, my oncologist told me, bone tumors are secondary cancer. I have estimated that I had about six months to live. But after two … Read more

7 Signs Your Mental Health Medication Isn’t Working The Way It Should

Finding the right antidepressant or anti-anxiety medication (or combination of medications) requires a steady stream of diligence — a level of persistence that can quickly dry up if side effects start to make an appearance. “Everyone’s brain and body responds to medications and processes differently, so getting on the right medication regimen can be a … Read more

Senate negotiators announce a deal on guns, breaking logjam

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate bargainers announced a bipartisan framework Sunday responding to last month’s mass shootings, a noteworthy though limited breakthrough offering modest gun curbs and bolstered efforts to improve school safety and mental health programs. The proposal falls far short of tougher steps long sought by President Joe Biden and many Democrats. Even so, … Read more

Japan: This elderly man with Alzheimer’s killed his granddaughter. He says he doesn’t remember

Tokyo CNN — It began as a family argument and ended in tragedy – a teenage girl stabbed to death by her elderly grandfather in a case that shocked a nation. In a court in western Japan Last month, Susumu Tomizawa, 88, admitted to killing his granddaughter Tomomi, 16, nearly two years ago – but, … Read more

Want to Understand Delusions? Listen to the People Who Have Them

For the first decades of Sohee Park’s career in schizophrenia research, she rarely stopped to consider what life was like for her research subjects. Now a professor of psychology at Vanderbilt University, Park made a name for herself by studying working memory—the quick, scratch-pad-like memory that helps us keep track of what we’re doing. By … Read more