Posts Tagged ‘senior citizens’

Healthiest Cooking Oil For You, Is It Olive Or Canola?

The healthiest cooking oil depends on which food experts you ask. Some food experts choose canola oil, while other food experts insist that it’s olive oil.   The fact is that both canola oil and olive oil are two of the most popular cooking oils worldwide.   They are both promoted as heart-healthy and share…

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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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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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Herbs Extracted From Plants May One Day Cure Alzheimer’s Disease

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Herbs are usually thought of as spices you would add to your favorite foods to enhance their flavor and taste.   But, now comes word from researchers at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, that a herb derived from the Yerba Santa plant may effectively treat seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s disease   Yerba santa,…

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Medicare Ambulance Pilot Program Paying For Seniors’ To Doctor Offices

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Medicare ambulance services for senior citizens may very well be expanded based on a current pilot study. It is currently testing the efficacy of covering the costs for trips to seniors’ urgent care centers and doctors’ offices. Medicare is looking to give seniors more options with their besides the current trip to the hospital emergency…

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Cognitive Decline In Senior Citizens Linked To Hearing Loss, Dementia

Cognitive decline in senior citizens is linked to hearing loss and dementia, a new study reports. Early intervention may reverse some of the decline and improve the quality of life. Researchers at Harvard University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital were the lead investigators on this study.    These scientists analyzed eight years of data of…

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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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Chronic Pain Afflicts Seniors More Than Other Age Groups

Chronic pain affects senior citizens aged 65+ more so than for any other age group. Is it just age related or are there other factors involved?   Chronic pain among seniors can be so painful, to the point that 20% of aged adults report having to stop daily activities that included sports, exercise, and work.…

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Weight Reduction In Seniors Achievable By Eating Nuts

Weight reduction by senior citizens can be achieved by eating nuts. That’s right, two recent studies show that replacing red meat, processed meat, French fries, and soda in your diet with nuts, will keep your weight down. This indeed, is great news for seniors. Two new studies suggest that a small daily serving of nuts…

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Social Isolation In Seniors Alleviated With New Therapies

Social isolation and loneliness in seniors is more prevalent than people realize. Several research studies show that social isolation is a huge health risk for seniors. They are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke, to develop type 2 diabetes and suffer from cognitive decline. Also, they’re twice as likely to die prematurely.  …

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