New Study Identifies Important Dementia Genes

close up of dna double helix

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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Diabetes in Medicare Open Enrollment

Type 2 diabetes is one of the biggest health problems facing the aging population, and many baby boomers with diabetes are wondering which Medicare plan is best for their health condition. As we have less than a month left to Medicare open enrollment, you might be wondering if there are better options than what you…

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Tomorrow: Fall Prevention Awareness Day

Take a look at these shocking statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: More than one in four older adults aged 65 and older will fall this year. Among older Americans, falls are the number one cause of injuries and death from injury. Annually there are represents 29 million falls, 3 million emergency…

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What I Learned From Being on the Other Side

I don’t post about my personal life on the blog, since my goal is to give you the information you need to make the right medical choices for yourself or your loved ones. But today I want to talk about something personal that can also help you with necessary, but often painful, decisions. A week…

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How to Choose a Skilled Nursing Facility

Choosing a skilled nursing facility for yourself or your loved one is a scary prospect. How do you know which facility will best suit your needs? Start with asking family and friends who have dealt with this. You can also get recommendations from the hospital or senior care organizations in your area. Once you’ve narrowed…

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Your Elderly Parent is Discharged from the Hospital: Now What?

When your parent or loved one is in the hospital, you’re dealing with many different things at once. You’re juggling visits to your loved one, meetings with his or her doctor, and your own life at the same time. Probably the last thing on your mind is your mom or dad’s eventual discharge. Many times…

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4 Ways to Help Your Parent Socialize

Social isolation is a serious problem for seniors, especially in the winter. The cold weather and sometimes dangerous weather conditions make it hard for them to get out and see other people. But even during the rest of the year, isolation is common among elderly people living alone. Health conditions and decreased energy can keep…

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Park Crescent Healthcare & Rehabilitation – Photos!

Here are several pretty photos of the most popular subacute rehabilitation center in East Orange, NJ; The Park Crescent Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. If you like the photos, know that I took them myself! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, folks!      

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