Brain Exercises, Problem Solving Wards Off Mental Decline

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Brain exercises, and problem solving tasks are activities that both scientists and laymen believe can help minimize any mental decline as we age. But, is this really true? Is this idea actually based on any scientific evidence? In fact, as we age, our minds do lose their ability to maximally process information and retain memories.…

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Holiday Recommendations For Alzheimer’s Caregivers

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Holiday recommendations for caregivers taking care of Alzheimer’s patients is long overdue. They have their hands full taking care of their Alzheimer’s patients throughout the year. But their responsibilities and stress levels really go up during the Holiday season. In this regard, the National Institute on Aging (NIA) has issued a list of recommendations to…

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Bronchitis Or Pneumonia: Is There An Obvious Difference?

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Bronchitis and pneumonia have several things in common but are also different. Most people can’t tell the difference, but the key is to take care of either one, before it gets worse. For example, one basic similarity is a cough that lasts for weeks. After that, there are some key differences. Let’s review them.  …

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Flu Shot Vaccine, This Week Last Call, Get Your Shot

Flu shot vaccines are being heavily promoted this week to the public by the CDC (Centers For Disease Control). The CDC has dedicated this week as the National Influenza Vaccination Week.  It is a way to promote and highlight the importance of everyone getting their flu shots now before winter arrives. The 2017 flu was…

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Chronic Pain Afflicts Seniors More Than Other Age Groups

Chronic pain affects senior citizens aged 65+ more so than for any other age group. Is it just age related or are there other factors involved?   Chronic pain among seniors can be so painful, to the point that 20% of aged adults report having to stop daily activities that included sports, exercise, and work.…

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Green Tea For Seniors Is Their Best Drink Ever

Green tea is a beverage that should be more popular than Coke, Pepsi, Gatorade, or Mountain Dew. Why? Because aside from its great taste, its health benefits, especially for senior citizens, is phenomenal! Indeed, green tea has been called the anti-aging drink. It has been used as a medicine for thousands of years, originating in…

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Alzheimer’s Three Stages: Can You Recognize Them?

Alzheimer’s three stages of disease were formulated by clinicians based on detailed questionnaires over many years. While there are variances within each stage, the symptoms are distinctive enough to warrant separation. Indeed, staging this terrible disease helps both clinicians and caregivers tailor specific therapies to fit the patient.   Alzheimer’s statistics are devastating with an…

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Early Onset Alzheimer’s; What You Need To Know

Early onset Alzheimer’s disease is not typically associated with older adults aged 65+. That age group is diagnosed with the full-blown version of this terrible illness. In facet, the early onset most often occurs in adults younger than 65 years of age. Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disease, which means it will only get worse over…

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Meditation 12 Minutes Daily Can Reverse Alzheimer’s Advancement

Meditation for 12 minutes every day can reverse and even stop the advancement of Alzheimer’s disease, a recent scientific study reports.  This is really an incredible finding, as to date, despite extensive research and billions of research dollars spent, no cure is available. Improvements were found by measuring cognitive function, mood, sleep, and the quality…

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Future Flu Vaccines Will Come From Llama Antibodies

Future Flu vaccines will be manufactured from llama antibodies. Yes, llama antibodies. The llama is  long-necked South American animal related to the camel but smaller and without a hump. They are used especially in the Andes as a pack animal and as a source of wool. Researchers are now making great progress toward developing better…

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