Posts Tagged ‘Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)’

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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October 2019 is Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) Awareness Month

Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) Awareness Month is to raise awareness about the most misdiagnosed dementia. According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), Lewy body dementia (LBD) is the second most common dementia after Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The theme of this year’s LBD Dementia month is “Love is Greater than Lewy.” This is to say…

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Seniors and the Stress of Sudden Financial Loss

Sudden financial loss is stressful for everyone. However, for seniors over the age of 65 sudden financial loss can be deadly. In fact, according to a study published April 3, in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), seniors who suffered a sudden major financial loss had  a 50% chance of death from all causes…

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Respite Care is a Chance for Overburdened Caregivers to get a Break

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost six million seniors over the age of 65 receive home health services for chronic and acute disease conditions. These include neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the number one leading cause of dementia in the United States and is…

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Plan for Long-term Care before you Need it

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) gives several reasons why you should plan for long-term care before you need it. Even if you are in good health and follow a healthy lifestyle, an unexpected accident, injury or illness can strike without any warning. While most people prefer to remain at home – aging-in-place, there are…

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Alcoholic Drinks Pose Health Risks for Seniors

According to a study published April 4, 2019 in Lancet,  alcoholic drinks pose health risks for seniors and increase the risks for strokes and death. China Kadoorie Biobank Study Participants in the China Kadoorie Biobank study were 512,715 adults. These adults were recruited from 10 areas of China between June 25, 2004, and July 15,…

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How to Live Well after a Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

  It is not easy to imagine what it would be like to be told by our doctors that we have dementia, especially if it is the most common one, Alzheimer’s disease.  To date, Alzheimer’s disease is progressive and incurable. Alzheimer’s disease can lead to severe memory loss. Furthermore, how can we continue to live…

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Baby Doll and Toy Dog Therapy for People with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

According to research, baby dolls and stuffed dogs that are loved by small children have also been found to be great therapeutic tools for seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia. Doll therapy, which is an inexpensive method of treatment, that does not need pharmacological drugs with their many dangerous side-effects, has been shown to help…

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Mushrooms may Prevent Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

A study published by researchers from the National University of Singapore, March 12, 2019 in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease shows that eating mushrooms may help protect against mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Mild cognitive impairment is mild memory loss where people have more memory problems than other people in their age group. However, their memory…

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