Van Duyn Comprehensive Plan to Enhance Our Resident Experience

Communication Van Duyn seeks to improve communication between its residents, its residents’ families and stakeholders within the community. Formation of the Van Duyn Family Partnership:  Complete The Van Duyn Family partnership includes representatives from the Family Council, community advocates and senior Van Duyn executives and ensures the Family Council’s input and concerns are heard and…

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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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