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  • Dr. Domenico Pratico

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Driving with dementia: A delicate problem that’s not without solutions

There are often no easy answers to difficult questions. Driving and dementia poses one of those questions. The truth is that as Alzheimer’s disease or...

Reduced sense of smell not necessarily a sign of Alzheimer’s

It is known that our human olfactory sense can detect countless distinct smells. A study that was conducted in 1927 claimed that we can distinguish...

It’s never too late (or too early) to adopt a more healthful lifestyle

It is common for many of us at the beginning of a new season to make some resolutions with all good intentions of keeping them....

Where Alzheimer’s exists, musical memory persists, studies suggest

Did you know that music might be able to connect you with your family members affected by Alzheimer’s disease in a way that words cannot?...

Today’s frantic lifestyle can drain our resolve and motivation

When we think about healthy lifestyle and making good choices, as well as the associated long-term benefits, we often gloss over one little word, motivation,...

Walking the walk: Every step is a step in the right direction

We all agree that regular physical activity is good not only for the body but also for the mind. While for some people hitting the...

The crowded path to healthy aging is filled with choices

As about 10,000 adults are turning 65 each day, it is estimated that the number of older American will grow at a rate never seen...

The science says it’s the truth: Mediterranean diet linked to longer life

One of the most frequent questions that people ask me is: “Can Alzheimer’s disease be prevented?” While there are no clear-cut answers yet, promising research...

Remembering Trotula, the first female physician in Europe

Trotula De Ruggiero was the first female physician in Europe. She was probably the most famous and important member of the so-called Mulieres Salernitanae (Women...

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