Dr. Oz always urges you to eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, but this time he’s focusing on foods that help you look younger – and can actually turn back the clock! Here are Dr. Oz’s 5 Super Foods:

  1. Pumpkin Seeds: A food rich in magnesium that helps lower blood pressure and reduces your risk for heart attacks or stroke.
  2. Eggs: Containing iron, biotin and B12, eggs can help strengthen hair. The iron combats anemia, a reduction of red blood cells that is often an undiagnosed cause of hair loss in women.
  3. Pomegranate: The juice in pomegranate seeds contain ellagic acid and punic alagin which fight damage from free radicals and preserves the collagen in your skin. It’s also a powerful source of phytonutrients that promote healthy skin.
  4. Oatmeal: This super food contains soluble fiber which reduces LDL, or “bad” cholesterol.
  5. Black Currants: A fantastic supplement for promoting healthy vision, black currants contain compound anthocyanosides, which may be helpful for promoting night vision. They are also rich in vitamin C – they contain 5 times the amount in an orange – making them a powerful immunity booster!

Your Parent Has Dementia: What to Talk to Their Doctor About

Make sure all their doctors are aware of all the medications she is taking.

Q: My mom is 94 and has dementia. She is taking a whole medicine cabinet-full of medications and I think they actually make her fuzzier. How should I talk to her various doctors about what she is taking and if she can get off some of the meds? — Gary R., Denver, Colorado

A: Many dementia patients are taking what docs call a "polypharmacy" — three or more medications that affect their central nervous system. And we really don't know how that mixture truly affects each individual person.

A new study in JAMA Network that looked at more than 1 million Medicare patients found almost 14% of them were taking a potentially harmful mix of antidepressants, antipsychotics, antiepileptics, benzodiazepines such as Valium and Ativan, nonbenzodiazepine benzodiazepine receptor agonist hypnotics such as Ambien or Sonata, and opioids. And almost a third of those folks were taking five or more such medications. The most common medication combination included an antidepressant, an antiepileptic, and an antipsychotic. Gabapentin was the most common medication — often for off-label uses, such as to ease chronic pain or treat psychiatric disorders, according to the researchers from the University of Michigan.

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