Healthcare News

A Happy Optimistic Partner Promotes Better Health for their Spouse

Here is an Appropriate Study for Valentine’s Day! A study by researchers at Michigan State University found that a happy optimistic partner promotes better health for their spouse as they grow old together. This lowers the risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), dementia and cognitive decline. The study was published November 29, 2019 in the Journal…

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AGEISM is Prejudice against the Elderly

Age-related prejudice (AGEISM) is a major problem for seniors. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines AGEISM: “AGEISM is the stereotyping and discrimination against individuals or groups on the basis of their age; AGEISM can take many forms, including prejudicial attitudes, discriminatory practices or institutional policies and practices that perpetuate stereotypical beliefs.” AGEISM has Harmful Effect…

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Lifestyle and Glaucoma

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is trying to arouse awareness about the need for early detection and treatment. The AAO is also raising awareness how some lifestyle choices can help protect eyesight in people with glaucoma. Lifestyle Choices The AAO has recommended the following lifestyle choices based on…

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Park Crescent Receives Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award!

Each year, the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) recognizes the leaders of top-performing Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) across the country through its Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award, sponsored by ABILITY Network.  ACHCA believes that facility excellence reflects leadership excellence. The purpose of the award is to recognize the administrator of top-performing SNFs. Park Crescent…

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Tips for Handling Sundowning in Alzheimer’s Disease

Some of you may remember these lyrics of a song made famous by that great African-American blues singer, Bessie Smith: “I hate to see that evening sun go down” Today millions of caregivers and loved ones of people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia also hate to see that evening sun go down because of a…

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It’s Thyroid Awareness Month!

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. Although relatively small, the thyroid plays a huge role in the body, influencing the function of many important organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys, and skin. Talk with your healthcare provider about whether your thyroid is healthy and functioning properly.

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Hearing Loss may be the Reason for some Kinds of Memory Loss

Is your loved one forgetting things? This may be because they do not properly hear a lot of what is said to them. A study published June, 2019 in the Canadian Journal on Aging suggests that hearing loss may be the reason for some kinds of memory loss. Thus, if a person does not hear…

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Preventing Prediabetes from Developing into Diabetes

By 2025 one in every five Adult Americans will have Diabetes According to the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC), there were about 30.3 million Americans with diabetes (9.4% of the US population) in 2017. This is one in every 10 adult Americans. About 7.2 million people have diabetes that has not been diagnosed.…

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How to Prevent the Christmas Coronary and the Holiday Heart Syndrome

The Christmas Coronary and the Holiday Heart Syndrome A Swedish study published in the BMJ British Medical Journal showed that on Christmas Eve there was a 37% higher chance to have a heart attack. In fact, the most dangerous time for having a heart attack was around 10:00 pm, which was a few hours after…

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