6 Common Problems Nursing Homes Face 2020

When elderly loved ones begin to need care to manage everyday life, you may be faced with many decisions. Some seniors need intensive monitoring to keep them healthy and happy. Other individuals thrive with only a minimum of tending. A variety of issues can negatively affect older individuals. Nursing homes are faced with 6 major…

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Biogen’s Alzheimer’s Drug 2020

A New Alzheimer’s Drug Offers Hope A company called Biogen has been conducting trials on a new drug that they believe holds promise for helping those who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. This tragic condition affects millions of elderly Americans, and the number afflicted is only expected to go up over the years as the median…

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Better Fitness Can Mean Living Longer Without Dementia 2020

Delaying or Avoiding Dementia Is Just One More Reason to Exercise The incidence of dementia is only expected to increase when looking a couple of decades into the future as the average age of Americans keeps going up. There is no drug or other treatment for dementia, which makes prevention extremely important. Medical researchers have…

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New Scientific Breakthrough 2020

Medical research is constantly pushing the frontiers of medicine in areas such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Another area of interest is the study of Alzheimer’s disease. There are nearly six million Americans with this form of dementia, and the numbers are only expected to go up as people live longer unless successful medical…

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T.J. Abraham 2020

Football has been a favorite sport for Americans for decades, but lately, the medical community has been detailing the long-term harm it can do to players. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a degenerative brain disease that has been linked to the repeated impacts to the head that occur in football games. As this form of injury…

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Getting the Right Care after a Hospital Discharge 2020

Hospital Discharges and the Appropriate Care Approach Staying in the hospital can be quite a taxing experience for anybody. It doesn’t matter if you were in the hospital overnight. It doesn’t matter if you were there for weeks or months at a time, either. Getting discharged after spending any amount of time in a hospital…

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Financial Indicators of Dementia 2020

You may be aware that businesses aggregate tremendous amounts of data in order to determine their best avenues of marketing. After you buy an item at an online store, you’ll see ads for related items when you visit other websites or do searches online. While many decry this use of our searching and buying habits…

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Tony Hawk Talks About His Mom and Dementia 2020

Tony Hawk Puts a Spotlight on the Tragedy of Dementia Tony Hawk is known as a professional skateboarder, but lately, there is another subject that his personal life has inextricably drawn him to. The 51-year-old celebrity has a 94-year-old mother who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. He has spoken about the struggle that he and his…

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Alcohol Use and the Risk of Dementia 2020

Excessive Alcohol Use Can Contribute to Dementia in the Elderly Elderly people find they often must be careful with the foods and drinks they consume. Changes in metabolism and digestion can result in troublesome effects that didn’t occur in their younger days. So, it is with alcohol. Enjoying an alcoholic beverage may have been a…

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