Posts by Sandra Levin

Eating more Protein may Prevent Seniors from Disabilities

As the population of seniors over age 85 is increasing, researchers have set about trying to determine which lifestyle habits like diet can increase the chances for well-being and living independently without disabilities for the aging population. A group of researchers theorized that getting enough protein in the diet could protect seniors from disabilities and…

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November is National Diabetes Month

Diabetes and Prediabetes on the Rise November is National Diabetes Month and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), diabetes is on the rise at an alarming rate. Over the last 20 years the numbers of Americans with diabetes has more than tripled due to aging and being overweight. The Centers for…

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Driving with Parkinson’s Disease

    The Michael Fox Organization published an article written by Dr. Rachel Dolhun on driving and Parkinson’s disease. Obviously, a person with advanced Parkinson’s disease can no longer drive, but when should one stop who has not yet reached an advanced state? Dr.Dolhun points out that driving is not just a way to get…

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Sea Food Linked to Healthy Aging

Aging Populations are on the Increase around the World As the numbers of aging seniors increase around the globe together with an increase in chronic diseases, focus is switching from researching longevity to researching healthy aging. In other words, research will focus on what will help someone to live a long and healthy life without…

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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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