Signs of a stroke

  Every year, approximately 800,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke. In fact, it’s the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. Even so, many people don’t know very much about this acute medical condition. I realized that I was one of “those people” when my dad recently had a stroke. So, I…

Senior woman holding digital glucometer and pastry at home. Diabetes diet

Over 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes. This is about 9.4 percent of the total population, but in the senior population, that percentage jumps to 25%. This means that one in four people over 65 is living with diabetes. The rate of new diagnoses is also steadily climbing, and type II diabetes, sometimes called…

Stroke takes place when the supply of blood to the brain is either interrupted or reduced. When this occurs, the brain does not get appropriate amounts of oxygen or nutrients, which can cause brain cells to die. The swiftness in which this happens is what makes a stroke very serious and even life-threatening.  There are…

Men’s Health recently posted an infographic, featuring risk factors for young-onset Dementia.  According to researchers in Switzerland, the following 9 factors are responsible for about 68% of cases. “While the syndrome normally hits in your late 60s, at least 200,000 Americans under the age of 65 suffer from something called young-onset dementia The good news:…

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What are signs of a stroke? How does one recognize a stroke? Inspired by a story of a woman falling down at a BBQ, and suffering a stroke unbeknownst to those around her causing her to pass away, below are 4 quick ways to test someone of they’ve had a stroke.  If they are unable…