The Stella family lost 560 pounds. Learn the secrets that helped this family transform their bodies and lives. Their simple substitutions allowed them to remake their favorite meals while enjoying weight-loss benefits.

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Click below for recipes by the Stella family.

Cinnamon Toast Pancakes

Almond Flour

Raspberry Drop Scones

Original Cauliflower Mac and Cheese Casserole

Cauliflower Rice Pilaf

Zucchini Muffins

Low-Carb Southern Fried Chicken

Anaheim Shrimp Scampi

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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