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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Can We Prevent Alzheimer's? Kathie Brown Roberts, P.C.

Can We Prevent Alzheimer’s?


There is no evidence that anything can prevent Alzheimer’s. But there are some things we can do to help slow memory loss and cognitive impairment. These include improving sleep quality, getting regular exercise, controlling blood pressure, engaging in cognitive training and changing eating habits.


Improve Sleep Quality: If you, your sleeping partner or a roommate suspect you have sleep apnea, get tested and follow through with any recommended treatment. Other sleep disrupters include restless leg syndrome, insomnia, jet lag, sleepwalking, night terrors, and stress.
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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Alzheimer's and Sleep: NYU School of Medicine- Rutger's Study

New York University School of Medicine, Rutgers School of Public Health


In this study, published in the journal Neurology, researchers at New York University School of Medicine and Rutgers School of Public Health found that sleep apnea can lead to mild cognitive impairment (MCI) nearly 10 years earlier than in those who don’t suffer from breathing problems during sleep. And those with sleep apnea were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s an average of five years earlier than those without sleep issues.


Sleep apnea is common in older adults, affecting more than half of all men and a quarter of all women.
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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Poor Sleep and Alzheimer's...the Washington University Study. Kathie Brown Roberts P.C.

Washington University in St. Louis


In the second study, published in the journal Brain, a team from Washington University in St. Louis reported that sleep disruption raised levels of amyloid, the protein that clogs the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.
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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Healthy Aging Utah Summit, September 17, 2018 at Skaggs Catholic Center, Draper 5:30-7:30-Pre-Register Today

Join us for the first annual Healthy Aging Summit!  Crucial information for those who need to navigate the information in Utah for Alzheimer's, dementia, and how to get care for those we love.  Here's the line up:

1.      Main speaker:  John Kauwe, Ph.D., professor and chair of Biology Department at BYU

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Poor Sleep and Alzheimer's...the Boston Study. Kathie Brown Roberts P.C

Boston University School of Medicine


This study, conducted by a team from Boston University School of Medicine, was published in the journal Neurology.
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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Taking the Keys: Effect of Lack of Driving on Senior's Mental Health and Social Well-being- Kathie Brown Roberts P.C.

According to a recent study, elderly drivers who stop driving and have no transportation alternatives become less socially active and risk isolation. This can lead to a decline in both physical and mental health.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Veterans Benefits in Utah

Many benefits are available for Utah Veterans

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Aging Mastery Program Series-National Council on Aging

Attorney Kate Nance and I will be speaking several times on behalf of the Aging Mastery Program

in Salt Lake County, sponsored by the National Council on Aging!  Please see us speak on Advance Planning Topics at the following dates and locations:

Murray Sports Mall located at 5445 S. 900 E. Murray, UT;  February 22, 2017 at 12:00 noon;

Salt Lake County located at 2001 S. state Street, Salt Lake City, UT:  February 28, 2017 at 5:30 pm;

Murray Heritage Center 10 E. 6150 S.
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Monday, May 20, 2013

Elder Law Discussion on May 22, 2013 at 6:30 pm, Atria Assisted Living

Join members of the Elder Law Section of the Utah State Bar this Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 6:30 pm  for a discussion on topics affecting the aging population. Now is the time to fill-out your advanced directive!  The discussion will occur at Atria Senior Living, 10970 S. 700 E. in Sandy, Utah.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Amazing Benefits Available to Utah Veterans..including free help with VA Pension Applications

More information on specific eligibility for benefits can be found on the local VA website at , but you may be interested in the following list of available benefits and contact information (not exhaustive):

  • Property tax abatement depending on percentage of disability;
  • Purple Heart Tuition Waiver;
  • Tuition Waiver for Military Members’ Surviving Dependents;
  • Honorary High School Diplomas;
  • Veterans Upward Bound (assisting in obtaining admission to post-secondary schools);
  • Veterans License Plates;
  • Veterans Job Representatives;
  • Veterans Job Preference;
  • Veterans Hiring Priority;
  • Veteran Nursing Homes;
  • Utah State Veterans Cemetery and Memorial Park located at 117111 Camp Williams Road in Bluffdale;
  • Bus and Trax Reduced Fare Cards;
  • Community Based Outpatient Clinics;
  • Valor House (provides transitional housing to homeless veterans for up to two years)  (801) 582-1565 ext. 2703

Did you know that you may obtain exceptional help filling out a VA applications for pension benefits for *FREE* from the American Legion (801) 326-2380;  VFW  (801) 326-2385;  DAV  (801) 326-2375; or Purple Heart (801) 326-2471?

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