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Vascular Dementia

According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), vascular dementia also called vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) is the second most common dementia after Alzheimer’s disease (AD). While the symptoms may appear similar to Alzheimer’s disease, the cause is completely different. Alzheimer’s disease is caused by a buildup in the brain of beta amyloid and tau…

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Aging Increases the Risk for Heart Disease

February is American Heart Month to raise awareness of heart disease, which is the number one leading cause of death in the United States. The human heart is mainly made up of muscle that beats 24/7. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the average human heart beats more than 2.5 billion times in a…

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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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