Katherine Alexander

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Experience the Natural Beauty of Komizo Falls in Chiba

The Kameiwa Cave and Komizo Falls in the Chiba Prefecture is a currently a couple popular spots in Japan. The beauty of the waterfall looks like a …

Natural Beauty

5 ways to experience Okinawa in Japan – like a local -

<i>Stunning Zakimi Castle, the beautiful, largely untouched island of Iriomote and a haunting second world war memorial are among prefecture’s</i> …

Okinawa

This professor began studying Alzheimer's caregivers. Then her mother showed symptoms.

Asian America<p>Dr. Oanh Le Meyer had recently started studying health disparities in Vietnamese Americans with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers when she first noticed symptoms in her own mother about five years ago.<p>First Meyer’s mom started asking the same questions over and over. Then the complex …

Alzheimer's Disease

This New Documentary Series Seeks to Bring Knowledge to Architecture Students

<i>Architecture, Form,</i> and <i>Energy</i> is a documentary series featuring 6 interviews with architects and intellectuals from the United Kingdom, United …

Documentaries

To Manage Dementia Well, Start With The Caregivers

When Kate Sieloff's husband, Karl, began acting strange, she didn't know where to turn. Her hard-working, affectionate spouse was suddenly having fits of anger and aggression. He stopped paying the bills. Karl, 56 at the time, was an engineer at General Motors, where he'd worked for more than 40 …

University of Michigan

15 Kitchen Cabinet Organizers That Will Change Your Life

If you’re lacking kitchen storage space and need a quick fix, try these unique kitchen cabinet organizers.<p>If you’re sick and tired of pulling out one …

12 Documents to Organize Now—Before It's Too Late

Don't leave a burden for your next of kin.<p>1 Will<p>Getty Images<p><b>Why you need it:</b> To choose an executor and spell out your final wishes for how your estate should be distributed after you die.<p><b>What happens without it:</b> You die "intestate" and your assets go through probate, where your state's intestacy …

Sleep Apnea May Increase Risk of Gout

New research has found that obstructive sleep apnea — a disorder in which breathing stops and starts during sleep — is associated with an increased risk for gout, a common cause of painful arthritis.<p>Scientists studied 15,879 patients with apnea and 63,296 matched controls without, following them …

Sleep Apnea

Top 10 Good Foods You Should Eat When You're Constipated

There’s nothing more frustrating than feeling the urge to poop—then sitting on the john and waiting … and waiting.<p>Constipation is one of the most …

Top 10

ActiveBeat

The liver helps the body digest food, absorb nutrients, and eliminate toxic substances. Learn about 15 telling signs that your liver is either under …

15 Telling Symptoms of Liver Damage

Liver damage can include anything from heredity (i.e., inherited from a family member), toxicity (i.e., due to chemicals or viruses) to a long-term …

Sepsis can kill before you know it, so it’s wise to know the symptoms

<b>Sepsis awareness</b><p>Infection can set off a chain reaction that quickly causes death<p>The human immune system is a wonder, an intricately constructed network of organs, cells and biological processes designed to ward off infection and disease.<p>But sometimes the system goes into overdrive, leading to …

Medicine

Top 6 Pro-Inflammatory Foods You Should Quit Eating

Inflammation is not bad provided that your body is protecting itself against infection. But if it’s something that is taking place within you for no …

Nutrition

Preventing Muscle Loss as We Age

“Use it or lose it.” I’m sure you’re familiar with this advice. And I hope you’ve been following it. I certainly thought <i>I</i> was. I usually do two physical activities a day, alternating among walking, cycling and swimming. I do floor exercises for my back daily, walk up and down many stairs and tackle …

Muscle

How to avoid the costly Medicare mistake that too many people make

<b>Dear Liz:</b> My husband retired last year at 74. He had originally signed up for Medicare Part A and Part B. But during his employment, he cancelled Part B because of the company's private health insurance. When he retired, we used COBRA to continue that insurance coverage for our family. (I’m not …

Retirement

More Americans are using this 'loophole' to save more for retirement—here's how it works

More and more Americans are using a health savings account (HSA) to supplement their retirement savings: As of January 2017, 21.8 million people had …

Retirement

Elderly Falls

Elderly Falls are common & may lead to injuries and decline in function. Evaluation should included risk factor assessment, gait assessment, and home …

9 Most Powerful Foods To Protect You From Cancer

Statistics show one in every three people will get cancer in their lifetime. However with a healthy lifestyle scientists and nutritionist claim that …

9 Foods That Scrub Our Arteries Clean

The No. 1 killer on the planet is heart disease, which accounts for one in four deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and …

A Form of Dementia that Affects Vision: Posterior Cortical Atrophy

<b>“…She Doesn’t See Them”</b><p>“Her car keys are right in front of her and she doesn’t see them,” her husband complained. “Maybe it’s a blessing in disguise, …

Vision Problems and Alzheimer's | Alzheimer's Care Blog

People with Alzheimer’s disease can suffer from impaired vision that goes way beyond the age associated challenges of cataracts and yellowed eye …

A key to early Alzheimer's detection may be in your eyes

Mind & Body<p>A simple eye exam could one day help doctors catch the disease before it's too late.<p>The key to detecting Alzheimer’s disease before it ravages the brain may be in the eyes, and a quick test could potentially serve as a screening tool in the future, researchers reported Thursday.<p>Using the …

Dementia

Immunotherapy Drugs Slow Skin Cancer That Has Spread to the Brain

A new study offers a glint of hope to people in a desperate situation: Patients with melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, that has spread to the brain.<p>A combination of two drugs that activate the immune system shrank brain tumors in many melanoma patients and prolonged life in a study of …

Immune System

The 5 Most Romantic Ryokans in Japan

Ryokans are traditional Japanese inns with a communal bath fed by underground hot springs. There are nearly 60,000 nationwide, most located outside …

Our Campus - Gardens

The 31-acre campus reflects a timeless beauty cultivated since the founding of this non-profit Life Care retirement community in 1961.Homes with rich …

5 Essential Chopstick Etiquette Tips to Know in Japan!

Chopsticks are, inarguably, the single most important eating utensils in Japan. The Japanese use them to eat everything from rice and meat, to …

Falls in the Elderly

Evaluation of the Elderly Patient Who Falls<p>SCREENING<p>Elderly patients with known risk factors for falling should be questioned about falls on a …

It's Not Yet Clear How to Boost the Microbiome. But Diet Is the Best Bet

The gut microbiome—the billions of bacteria that live inside the human digestive tract—is the focus of some of today’s most exciting and compelling …

8 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Coming to Japan

The more you read, watch videos, and talk to people who have already been to Japan, the more you can familiarize yourself with things that at first …

Existing drug may prevent Alzheimer's

Emerging evidence suggests that a "potent" drug could prevent the development of Alzheimer's disease — but only if a person takes the medication long …