Posts Tagged ‘Putnam Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center’

Stiff Joints Part Of Aging Process, Learn How To Control It

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Stiff  joints are something most of us experience at some point in life — and certainly the risk increases as we hit old age.   But why does this happen so often? Is it part of the aging process. Well, one reason is that as we age, our cartilage — the spongy material that protects…

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Trem2 Brain Protein Slows Memory, Cognition Loss In Alzheimer’s Patients

The Trem2 brain protein slows the loss of memory and cognitive skills in Alzheimer’s patients. Both scientists and caregivers have long noted that some Alzheimer’s patients lose their memory and cognitive skills more slowly than others. But until now, they couldn’t figure out why.         What exactly does this Trem2 brain protein…

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2020 Census Important For Gauging Senior Citizens Concerns

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The 2020 Census is very important for senior citizens. And that’s because unlike the previous Census’, the 2020 version will be completed largely online. You ask — why should that be a problem? The answer is simple. Seniors prefer responding one-to-one with a live person, not a faceless computer. They are wary of answering sensitive…

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Diabetes Patients Can Now Get Medicare Nutrition Benefit

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Diabetes and kidney patients can now get a valuable Medicare nutrition benefit as part of their Medicare coverage.   The estimated 15 million Medicare enrollees with diabetes or chronic kidney disease are eligible for the benefit. But Medicare for seniors aged 65 and older, only paid for 100,000 recipients to get this counseling in 2017, the…

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E Cigarette Smoking Is As Dangerous As Regular Cigarettes

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E cigarette smoking is as dangerous as smoking regular tobacco cigarettes. Indeed, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (WDHS) announced last week that fourteen people were hospitalized just this month alone with lung disease. The lung cancer came from vaping e cigarettes. In July of this year, eight cases of lung cancer from e cigarettes…

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Seniors Have Collected Tons Of Documents, Shred Or Keep Them?

Seniors have collected tons of documents through the years — documents such as tax, financial, banking and medical. That’s a lot of paper that needs storage space! The question is: what to do with these documents? Keep them or shred them? On the one hand, there’s no question that one needs to retain certain docs…

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Regular Walking Provides Tremendous Health Benefits, Learn How

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Regular walking is indeed the best exercise and will give you a great quality of life. To maximize the benefits of regular walking, dedication is not enough — you also need motivation and a plan.   Dedication means you need to get out there every single day, as one study by the National Institutes of…

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Dehydration a Serious Health Issue For Seniors During Summer Heat

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Dehydration and heat exhaustion is a very serious health issue for senior citizens during the hot summer months, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).   Indeed, this past week end, the eastern two-thirds of the United States suffered through broiling temperatures that reached 110 degrees. The blazing hot temperatures affected more than 185…

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Lifestyle Improvements Reduces Alzheimer’s Risk In Senior Citizens

Lifestyle improvements such as healthy diets, scheduled exercising and no smoking, significantly reduces Alzheimer’s disease risk in seniors, recent studies show.   Right now, almost 6 million people in the United States live with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia’s.  This number is expected to grow rapidly over the next 30 years as the senior citizen…

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Prescription Drug Battle Continues At The State Level

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The prescription drug battle continues at the State level. This comes after drug manufacturers recently won a lawsuit to block a Trump administration rule, requiring them to include their drugs list price on their TV ads.   The lawsuit was brought by Pharma giants —  Merck, Eli Lilly and Amgen, who filed a lawsuit against…

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