One in Two Women and One in Three Men will Get Dementia, Stroke or Parkinson’s

According to a study published October, 2018 in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, it is estimated that one in two women and one in three men will get dementia, a stroke or Parkinson’s disease during their lifetime. However, the researchers emphasize that this risk could be lowered by 20-50% if preventive strategies could…

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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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New Study Identifies Important Dementia Genes

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We’ve known for years that genetics play an important part in dementia. While age is still the number one risk factor for dementia, your genes also play a part in whether you will or won’t develop dementia later in life. Until now, researchers have identified genes associated with Alzheimer’s disease, but there was no clear…

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How to Talk to Kids About Dementia

Talking about a loved one’s diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is never easy. To see Mom, Grandpa, or a beloved friend deteriorate is painful and scary. Talking about the disease makes it feel permanent and real, and we may want to avoid that if necessary. But if you have young children, they may be…

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Quality of Life and Seniors: Here’s What You Can Do

“Quality of life” is one of those buzzwords we’ve seen thrown around a lot. Nowadays, we’re living longer and longer, and quality of life has become a huge concern for seniors. But what does it actually mean? It’s a subjective term that’s hard to pin down or even accurately measure. A good starting definition may be…

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia—What’s the Difference

Many people use Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and dementia interchangeably. However, the two diagnoses are in fact quite different. While Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia, they are not the same condition at all. Here’s what you need to know about these two ailments: Dementia Dementia is a syndrome; a group of disorders without a…

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New High Tech Retinal Camera Detects Alzheimer’s Early

A camera with hyper-spectral imaging capability may shed new light on the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. This camera uses flashes of light to examine the retina of the eye. The way the retina reflects light or the presence of protein accumulation can be signs of early Alzheimer’s development. The high-tech camera uses flashes of light…

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Alzheimer’s Cure Just Around The Corner? Yes, Maybe

An Alzheimer’s cure is expected to be ready by 2025 and perhaps even by 2020, two years from now. However, the U.S. healthcare system may not be prepared if that happens, according to a new study by the RAND Corp. RAND found that more dementia specialists are needed to diagnose early Alzheimer’s and confirm that patients are…

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Hearing Loss And Dementia, Which One Is The Trigger?

Research has identified a correlation between hearing loss and dementia.  Results demonstrated a direct effect of sound loss to increase senior hospitalizations, declining physical health, and memory loss. One in three people age 65 years and older suffer from hearing loss. Watch:   Hearing Solutions In the Senior living industry, residents with this loss display…

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