Posts by Sandra Levin

Anti-oxidant Supplement may be able to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

A simple non-invasive way to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease may be to measure the amount of the anti-oxidant glutathione (GSH). A breakthrough study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, October, 2018, by researchers in India led by Dr. Pravat K. Mandal, shows that GSH is significantly depleted in people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and mild…

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Stiffness of the Aorta is a Risk for Dementia that can be Changed

A dementia risk that can be changed even in seniors aged 70-80 was discovered by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and this was published October 16, 2018, in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. The researchers led by Rachel H. Mackey discovered that seniors with stiffness of the aorta, which is a main blood vessel…

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Flu Vaccines Need to be Improved for Seniors

The new flu season has begun, but according to a report from an AARP Bulletin that analyzed data from the government, deaths from flu in seniors over age 65 have risen in the last few years. More than 12,000 seniors died from flu and flu complications during last year’s flu season that began October 1,…

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Study Estimates that One in Two Woman and One in Three Men will Get Dementia, Stroke or Parkinsonism

Neurological diseases like strokes, dementia and Parkinson’s are leading causes of disability, death and enormous financial expenses among seniors and their families. The global cost for dementia, stroke and Parkinson’s disease is expected to rise significantly over the next few years. The Rotterdam Study A large population based Dutch study published October, 2018 in the…

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Seniors over Age 85 are Returning to the Work Force

Work Begins at 85! Due to rising health costs and declining income, more and more seniors over the age of 85 are entering the work force. At the same time more and more seniors are also filing for bankruptcy. According to a research report on the the Consumer Bankruptcy Project, the rate of seniors filing…

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Breakthrough Gives Hope to People Suffering from COPD

FDA Approves Zephyr Endobronchial Valve for Treating COPD Emphysema In June, 2018, the Pulmonx Corporation announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of the Zephyr Endobronchial Valve for treating patients with emphysema, which is an incurable life-threatening type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Zephyr Valve Trial A new lung treatment…

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Higher Levels of LDL and Total Cholesterol may Lower Risk for Parkinson’s Disease

It is a well-known fact that high blood levels of cholesterol are associated with an increased risk for coronary artery disease (CAD) which leads to heart attacks and strokes. However, the role of cholesterol in the development of neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease has not been fully established. A recent Israeli population-based cohort study published…

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Physical Activity for Seniors to Stay Healthy

September is Go4Life Month September is Go4Life Month to raise awareness of the benefits of physical exercise for older adults to prevent diseases, falls and to prolong life. When seniors are told by their doctors they have to get more physical exercise many feel overwhelmed and do not know how or where to begin. However,…

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Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD)

Woman was Technically Dead for Half an Hour All she can remember was leaving the restaurant where she worked, but actually Ann Carlino drove herself to a hospital and collapsed outside the Emergency Room (ER) and when a policeman walked over to help her she took her last breath. Ann had suffered from sudden cardiac…

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