High Cholesterol in the Elderly

  • What's the Difference Between "Good" and "Bad" Cholesterol?

    What makes some cholesterol good and some bad? And how do you know the difference between the two?

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  • How Seniors Can Lower Their Cholesterol

    Medication, exercise and a proper diet will help lower cholesterol levels and improve overall health.

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  • High Cholesterol in the Elderly

    High blood cholesterol on its own does not cause symptoms, so many people are unaware that their cholesterol level is too high. Learn what affects cholesterol levels in the blood and how you can control this health threat.

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  • What Is Vascular Dementia?

    Vascular dementia is the second most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer’s. It is caused by brain damage from a cerebrovascular or cardiovascular event—usually stroke—and results in various symptoms depending on the area of the brain affected.

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  • TIA: “Mini-Strokes” Can Have Mega Health Effects

    A mini-stroke, also known as a transient ischemic attack (TIA), can seem like a minor incident at first, but these events can have a lasting impact on a person's physical and mental health.

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  • Ischemic Stroke and the Elderly

    The most common kind of stroke, an ischemic stroke occurs when an artery supplying the brain with blood becomes blocked.

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  • Understanding Coronary Artery Disease

    Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a condition in which plaque builds up inside the coronary arteries. Learn more about what CAD is and how to treat coronary artery disease.

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  • Understanding Heart Failure in the Elderly

    Learn what factors contribute to the development of heart failure and how certain lifestyle changes can help prevent its onset and slow its progression.

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  • Do Statins Cause Memory Loss?

    I've taken statin medications for many years to keep my cholesterol in check. Recently, I've wondered if those drugs were creating some memory loss.

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  • 7 Things to Know About Statin Drugs

    Statins are the most common prescription medication taken by aging adults, and as with any drug, there are benefits of and drawbacks to their use. Consider these facts if you or your loved one is taking a cholesterol-lowering drug.

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  • Low Cholesterol Diet: How to Cut Out the Fat

    When caring for a senior mom or dad's diet, caregivers should monitor cholesterol levels, as high levels of bad cholesterol can increase your elderly senior's risk for heart disease.

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  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Seniors

    Can people who have no history of disease go into sudden cardiac arrest?

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