preventing dementia

November 23, 2022

The Gratitude Antidote

There are many ways to develop a positive attitude, but one easy way to begin is with the habit of giving thanks. Here’s an excerpt on […]
November 22, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Chapter 9B – The Journey

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 22, 2022

Go healthy, not hungry for Thanksgiving dining

The holiday season means you’ll be faced with a seemingly endless buffet of food temptation. While some people simply give in and eat too much, others […]
November 21, 2022

Treat yourself well during the Thanksgiving holiday

The holidays can be physically, emotionally, and financially overwhelming. So take care to avoid letting the stress of the season get you down during this Thanksgiving […]
November 20, 2022

Sunday Note – Thanksgiving over the loss of a child???

A dear woman, who I don’t know and have never met, Stephanie Anderson, recently lost her little boy, Isaiah, in utero. She has penned a beautiful […]
November 19, 2022

Saturday Book Report – Updated PR report on my WWII book “At First Light”

ASCOT Media is doing a bang-up job on PR for my new WWII book, At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, […]
November 18, 2022

Is the new nighttime mouth-taping trend safe?

Is mouth taping, a practice to stop mouth breathing and snoring that has been trending on social media safe?
November 17, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Fraudulent weight-loss supplements – buyer beware!

Dear Dr. Walt, it seems that there are countless weight loss supplements advertised. What works? And, how do I avoid frauds and fakes? — Needing to […]
April 15, 2022

Are plant-based foods really tied to lower risk of cognitive decline? Or not?

All of the research so far seems to say that a plant-based or Mediterranean type diet plays a role in the prevention and treatment of dementia.
July 6, 2022

Diets high in inflammatory foods tied to brain aging

MedPage Today reported, “Diets high in inflammatory foods were linked with global markers of brain aging and cerebral small vessel disease.”
July 14, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – “Sitting Disease” increases risk of chronic illness and premature death

This week’s “Ask Dr. Walt” question comes from “Sofa Bound in South Carolina.” Dear Dr. Walt, my family doctor said I must start exercising. She said it […]
August 5, 2022

Eliminating certain risk factors helps prevent dementia

The New York Times reported a new and exciting preventive approach to dementia and Alzheimer’s.
August 19, 2022

Study links ultra-processed foods to poorer cognition

Consumption of ultra-processed foods is associated with poorer cognitive performance among older adults.
September 28, 2022

A new study shows that too much TV time really may harm your brain

HealthDay reported that older adults who get a lot of “screen time” may have an increased risk of developing dementia — but a lot depends on what […]