Alzheimer’s Disease

December 5, 2022

Is morning or afternoon exercise best?

Eat This, Not That reports, “Exercise can offer many benefits” at least “for people aged 50 and older.”
December 3, 2022

Saturday Book Report – More great news about my WWII book “At First Light”

My and Mike Yorkey’s epic book about my father’s WWII exploits (he was the youngest and one of the most decorated front-line officers in WWII) came […]
December 2, 2022

Monthly Family Update – December 2022

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: Order signed and personalized copies of my books Mark your calendar: At First Light to be featured on […]
December 1, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Dangerous weight-loss supplements

Dear Dr. Walt, on your blog two weeks ago, you mentioned that weight-loss supplements could cause harm. Like what? — Interested in Indiana
November 30, 2022

Is too much social media use linked to decline in mental health?

Futurism reports, “As a new education and public policy study reveals, young adults across multiple personality types who begin using social media for five hours or more […]
November 29, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Chapter 10A – Our Town

For the next few months, I’m excerpting chapters from the first of two books about my early years in family medicine in Kissimmee, Florida – The […]
November 28, 2022

How dangerous is getting less than five hours of sleep a day?

Health reports, “Getting five hours of sleep or less at night could put older adults at a higher risk of developing multiple chronic problems.”
November 26, 2022

HOLIDAY SEASON SPECIAL – Autographed and Personalized Books

Here’s a great gift idea — either purchase for yourself, a loved one, or a friend, a book or books from me, autographed and personalized. 
July 28, 2008

Stunning News – A Blood Pressure Drug May Protect Against Alzheimer’s

HealthDay News is reporting a stunning study from the Boston University School of Medicine finding that the use of a particular class of blood pressure drugs […]
August 1, 2008

Marriage May Protect Against Dementia (and improves health in many other ways)

MedPage is reporting that the give and take of marriage may be enough to stave off Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive impairment – based upon a […]
May 18, 2009

Is Alzheimer’s Disease in Your Future? New Tool May Answer Question

It may soon be easier to predict which patients 65 and older will develop Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, researchers said – at least compared with […]
January 6, 2010

Gingko biloba may not be effective in preventing cognitive decline or improving memory

In my best-selling book, co-written with Donal O’Mathuna, PhD, Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook, I wrote a chapter on Gingko biloba and said this: While ginkgo […]
December 8, 2010

Heavy smoking more than doubles the odds of developing Alzheimer’s

USA Today reports that, according to a study published by the Archives of Internal Medicine, “heavy smoking in midlife more than doubles your odds of developing […]
March 19, 2011

Moderate exercise delays age-related memory decline

Studies show, and my experience with my patients concurs, that people, as they age, fear memory loss, in general, and Alzheimer’s, in particular, even more than […]