Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine founder Dr. Neal Barnard, whose parents both developed dementia, calls Alzheimer's disease an "impending disaster." Known for his focus on nutrition and a vegan diet, Barnard wrote "Power Foods for the Brain," which covers Alzheimer's disease but also talks abut brain and cognitive function at all ages.
The Holyoke, Mass., City Council has set a hearing on the mayor's proposed budget of $123.6 million for later this month. The budget, which is $740,427 less than the budget proposed last year, includes $64.5 million for public schools, $59.1 million in non-school spending and a potential deficit of $851,156.
Fitness centers increasingly are targeting the aging baby boomer population with low-impact workout equipment and group exercise classes, a quieter environment and trainers within the boomer age bracket to make it easier to get and stay strong while aging.
As alternative sweeteners gain traction in kitchens across America, their reputations sometimes outweigh the facts, registered dietitian Jennifer Sygo writes. Natural sweeteners xylitol, coconut palm sugar and agave nectar each have their benefits, but these benefits may be misunderstood and the drawbacks may be hidden, Sygo writes.