Healthcare Information

Seniors Living in Isolation are at Greater Risk for Diseases

Health Risks for Seniors Living in Isolation Seniors living in isolation are a growing problem in America. According to a University of Michigan study published March 3, 2018 in the Healthcare Journal one out of every five seniors lives in isolation, cut off from both friends and family and they are at a high risk…

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The Hidden Dementia – Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (iNPH)

iNPH can be Treated or Reversed There is a form of dementia that can resemble Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s disease, but while Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s are largely incurable, this particular dementia called idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) can be treated or even reversed. However, there are also cases that are a mixture of Parkinson’s or…

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Caffeine Worsened Behavioral Disorders in Mice with Alzheimer’s

Anxiety and Fear of the New Neophobia According to a recent study published February 15, 2018, in Frontiers in Pharmacology, caffeine had a bad effect on mice that had been generated with Alzheimer’s disease and also on normal aging mice. Besides memory loss and cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s seniors have certain neuropsychiatric disorders called Behavioral and…

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How to Live Well with Dementia

Diagnosis and Denial It is absolutely traumatic for a senior to be told they have dementia and/or Alzheimer’s, as the doctor who breaks the news cannot offer any real hope in the way of a cure. It is far worse than having a terminal disease like cancer, because in essence people are being told that…

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Baseball Therapy for Seniors with Dementia

Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s disease is the most commonly found dementia in the United States. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are 5.7 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and 16.1 million caregivers working without pay to care for them. One in three seniors die of Alzheimer’s disease, which is the sixth cause of death in…

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Biologics a Low-Risk Treatment for Seniors

Biologics Benefits for Seniors Biologics are medical techniques that use a person’s own body cells and blood to effect a cure on damaged parts of one’s own body. This is a boon for people of all ages, but for seniors it has even more benefits. No problems with Rejection First of all, the body will…

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Preventing and Treating Osteoporosis in Seniors

Osteoporosis the Silent Disease Osteoporosis (porous bones) is a disease that weakens and thins out bones making them brittle and easy to break. Unfortunately, it is one of the “silent” diseases and many people do not even know they have it until they break a bone, which is usually in the hip, spine or wrist.…

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