Did You Know That Your Own Health Is the Biggest Wild Card for Your Retirement/Estate Planning?

There are two important things you can do to help make your transition into and beyond retirement as successful as possible. The first is to live healthy. This will give you the greatest chance of living a long and healthy life without the additional challenges of having to rely on nursing home care or other… Read More »

Diabetes Raises Your Dementia Risk by 60%

For several years now, scientists have been exploring a theory that dementia and diabetes progress similarly, and that toxic blood sugar levels may have a causative effect on dementia. Now, a new study finds that those with underlying Type 2 diabetes are 60% more likely to develop dementia later in life. Experts are impressed with… Read More »

Anxiety Increases the Risk for Dementia

Feeling anxious? Who isn’t this time of year? Be careful, though — the stress might make you more susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease and other kinds of dementia. A new study finds that people who experience significant levels of stress on a regular basis are 50% more likely to develop dementia later in life. That’s much higher… Read More »

Dementia Will Be a Trillion-Dollar Disease by 2018

Dementia’s total economic and societal cost currently stands at about $818 billion worldwide. If that sounds like an unfathomably huge number, it is. But it’s about to get a whole lot bigger. Experts at the Alzheimer’s Disease Institute (ADI) in London recently announced a new forecast for the global dementia scene. It includes a sharp… Read More »