New Dementia Disease Discovered In Seniors, Given The Name “LATE”

A new dementia disease called ‘Late’ has been discovered in senior citizens. This breaking news was published earlier this month in the medical journal Brain.   This dementia disease, named LATE, hits senior citizens aged 80 years and older. The researchers believe that at least 50 percent of diagnosed LATE cases in this age group…

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Sunglasses Key To Your Vision Health: Tips For You

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Sunglasses are an important part of our outdoors wardrobe during the Spring and Summer months.   Well, Spring is here and the sunshiny Summer is just around the corner. Just as sunscreen is necessary to protect our skin, a good pair of sunglasses is important to protect our vision.   Unfortunately, many people buy sunglasses…

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Coffee Lovers Can Improve Their Drink With These Tips

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Coffee lovers were recently happy and vindicated by a report extolling the virtues of their favorite drink.   The researchers reported that coffee supplies a significant dose of antioxidants and can also help ward off many ailments, including type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s, and colon and breast cancers.   To max out the benefits of your…

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Caffeine Is Good, Too Much Caffeine Is Bad For You

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Caffeine in moderation is good for you as it has many health benefits. However, too much intake will give you serious health issues. We all love our coffee and tea — the problem is that many of us overdo it and run into health problems.   Coffee and tea are incredibly healthy beverages. Drunk in…

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Telementoring Significantly Improves Skilled Nursing Home Care

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Telementoring significantly improves skilled nursing care, a recent study reports.   Educating skilled nursing facility (SNF) staff members through virtual shadowing improves their geriatric expertise. This hands-on mentoring saves time and provides immediate positive feedback in real-time situations. The bottom line is that it’s a win-win situation for both staffers and aged residents.    …

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Kidney Disease Preventable With Current Diabetes Drug

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Kidney disease, a severe debilitating illness, may be preventable with a current diabetes drug, a new study reports. A drug, called Invokana, is currently prescribed to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes. Researchers now report that Invokana can also help to slow and even prevent kidney disease.   Kidney disease, causes millions of…

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Oral Health For Seniors Suffering From Dementia Is Important

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Oral health for seniors is very important and especially for those seniors suffering from Dementia. In many cases, progression of dementia prevents the senior from taking care of himself. It then becomes necessary for the family to hire a caregiver.   The National Institute of Aging (NIA) has published the following oral health recommendations for…

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Senior Citizens Scammed: Aged Lose Milions To Telephone Fraudsters

Senior citizens scammed, lose millions reads the headline. It’s true, seniors, one of our most vulnerable populations, lose millions to telephone fraudsters every year. Instead of living out their years in peace and tranquility, many aged see their life savings gone.           Senior Citizens Scammed: How It Works The government is…

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Senior Citizen Health, Quality of Life Improvable With The Arts

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Senior citizen health and quality of life can be improved with exposure to the arts, recent studies show. Exposure to music, theater and painting can improve memory, cognition and mood, as well as improve self-esteem. Strengthening the creative muscles in the aged is just as important as for them to eat right, exercise and get…

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Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s Patients Lobby For Senate Aid

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Younger-onset Alzheimer’s patients may be in line to get assistance from the Senate with a proposed amendment to the Older Americans Act.   The bi-partisan legislation would give aid to individuals younger than age 60 to access the support programs of the act. Hearings were held earlier this week before the Senate Special Committee on…

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