Posts Tagged ‘aging’

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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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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Activity Guidelines For Seniors Revised By Health Human Services

Activity guidelines for seniors and all other age groups have just been revised by the Department of Health & Human Services.   The new revised second edition is based on the latest research that clearly shows that physical activity brings more health benefits than previously identified.         Activity Guidelines: What You Should…

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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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New Super Microscope Shows Alzheimer’s In Brain Detail

A super microscope developed by researchers at Purdue University can now show you high resolution molecular details of Alzheimer’s disease.       For years scientists have unsuccessfully searched for ways to track the amyloid plaques, the best known marker of Alzheimer’s. Amyloid plaques are one of the two brain abnormalities that define Alzheimer’s disease.…

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Sun Screen Not Only Way To Protect Our Skin This Summer

Sun screen is not the only way to protect our skin this summer as we enjoy the great outdoors. Indeed, our sun protection also benefits if we start the day by eating foods at breakfast that promote skin health and repair. A research team found that an enzyme that repairs UV-damaged skin has a daily…

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High Blood Pressure Putting More Americans At High Risk

High blood pressure among Americans is increasing at an alarming rate and putting them into the high-risk category for heart attacks and strokes. Currently, estimates by the American Heart Association (AHA) indicate that more than 103 million Americans adults have high blood pressure. This is nearly half of all adult Americans. The AHA estimates that…

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Vascular Dementia: What Is It? Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments

Vascular dementia, also described as multi-infarct dementia is the second most common cause of dementia in older people. Because it has a lower profile than Alzheimer’s, many people don’t think of it when forgetfulness becomes a problem. It’s also difficult to diagnose so it’s difficult to know the exact number of sufferers. Current estimates are 15%…

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Sensitive Skin: What To Do, What Not To Do For Healthy Skin

Sensitive skin reacts to triggers like weather, allergies, or certain products. Yours might turn red, dry out, sting, feel itchy or tight, or get bumps, scales, or hives. Conditions like eczema, contact dermatitis, rosacea, and more are often to blame. Look for the words “gentle on skin” or “for sensitive skin” on labels when you…

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Senior Citizens Will Outnumber Children by 2035, Census Bureau Says

Senior citizens will outnumber children in the United States by the year 2035, according to new statistics by the Census Bureau.     Senior Citizens: What Do These Statistics Mean This rapid increase in senior citizen population means that older people will outnumber children within the next 30 years. By comparison, in 2016, there were…

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