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Fingernail Sensor From IBM Tracks Parkinson’s Disease, Motor Functions

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A fingernail sensor manufactured by IBM can now constantly track and measure finger motion. The data are analyzed by artificial intelligence (AI) and provides accurate tracking of a persons motor abilities. The IBM focus was to create a device that can help monitor Parkinson’s patients. This is very important, especially in senior citizens, as medication dosages…

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Conversation Nurses Helping Chronically Ill Seniors Age Gracefully

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Conversation nurses are helping chronically ill seniors age as gracefully as possible, just by talking to them.   The conversation nurse model trains providers to discuss serious illnesses and care goals with patients. These nurses are available to the patient, from the hospital to skilled nursing facility and back to their home.   To date,…

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Virtual Reality Helps Seniors Cope With Alzheimer’s Disease

Virtual reality (VR), is an interactive, three-dimensional immersive computer experience that’s viewed through goggles. The technology, became a favorite with video-gamers, and is now very popular with older Americans, health care professionals, and caregivers.   Increasingly, adult communities and skilled nursing homes are using VR for enrichment and to help dementia patients trigger positive memories.…

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Crohn’s Disease Symptoms Relieved With Cannabis Treatments

Crohn’s disease (CD) can be successfully treated with cannabis, a recent study reports. It can relieve symptoms and improve the quality of life. On the other hand, cannabis had no effect in reducing gut inflammation, which is a major symptom of this illness.  Crohn’s disease is a severe type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and…

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Liver Disease Drug Found Effective Against Alzheimer’s

An existing liver drug is also effective against Alzheimer’s disease, a recent study found. The liver drug repairs malfunctioning cells.    Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia and affects 5.7 million people in the United States and 47 million people worldwide. Alzheimer’s patients display progressive memory loss, difficulties with problem-solving, and disorientation, among other symptoms.   There is…

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Find A Cure, June Is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, is so far, much like trying to find a cure for The Holy Grail, unsuccessful. June 2018 has been designated by The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America as a time to bring more information to the public.     Find A Cure: Alzheimer’s Terrible Statistics 1 in 3…

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Skilled Nursing Homes Provides Stellar Short, Long Term Alzheimer’s Care

A skilled nursing home provides valuable short term and long term care and rehabilitation services for people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is an incurable brain disease and its statistics are frightening. It causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. For example, 1…

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Electronics Track Stroke Recovery With Flexible Stick On Sensors

Electronics in the form of flexible stick-on sensors can now effectively track post-stroke patients. They  keep working even when stretched and flexed repeatedly.     Electronics: Post-Stroke Monitoring And Diagnosis At Northwestern University, John Rogers, the scientist responsible for many achievements in the field of flexible electronics has developed new sensors that stick directly to…

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Home Care Aides Require Better Training In Alzheimer’s Care

Home care workers require a better understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, so that they can provide better care to their patients. This according to a recent report by PHI, a national organization representing the direct-care workforce. The home care workforce includes health aides and personal care aides who help with assisted daily living activities. …

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Adult ADHD Treatment By Health Care Professionals

ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) in adults can be treated by health care professionals such as psychiatrists, psychologists, skilled nurses, and social workers. Adult ADHD symptoms can be caused by several medical conditions or may be a side effect of medications. Therefore, blood tests are done as part of the initial assessment. Occasionally, X-rays or CAT scans…

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