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Telementoring Significantly Improves Skilled Nursing Home Care

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…...

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Kidney Disease Preventable With Current Diabetes Drug

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.  …...

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Oral Health For Seniors Suffering From Dementia Is Important

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…...

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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…...

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Senior Citizen Health, Quality of Life Improvable With The Arts

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…...

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Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s Patients Lobby For Senate Aid

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…...

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Sugar Drinks Are Bad For You: What You Need To Know

Sugar drinks are bad for you. Indeed, too much sugar in any kind of food is a recipe for weight gain, diabetes, chronic obesity and heart problems. And, high sugar levels can also ruin your teeth. Let’s focus on the effects of sugar drinks on your health.   Recently, the…...

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Hearing Loss Can Be Avoided, Here’s What You Need To Know

Hearing loss can occur naturally as part of the aging process. We all have senior citizen relatives and acquaintances that have some amount of hearing loss. Hearing loss in general is extremely common as we age: Roughly 1 in 3 adults between the ages of 65 and 74 has such…...

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Promising Drug By Biogen To Cure Alzheimer’s Declared A Failure

A Biogen Pharmaceuticals drug to cure Alzheimer’s disease, just recently considered to be the savior for Alzheimer’s patients and their families, has been declared a failure.   Amid great disappointment, the race to find a drug that will cure or halt the progression of Alzheimer’s now starts up again.  …...

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Vascepa, New Heart Medication Proving Its Effectiveness

Vascepa, is the hot new heart drug on the market that has grabbed everyone’s attention. The reason: Vascepa cuts the risk of a patient’s first major heart attack or stroke, by 25%.   In addition, this wonder drug reduces the risk of a second heart attack or stroke by 32%,…...

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