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Posts Tagged ‘National Institute on Aging (NIA)’

Muscle Wasting Sarcopenia is a Key Risk for Frailty

Sarcopenia is a muscle wasting condition commonly found in many seniors that can lead to disability. Sarcopenia is also a key risk for frailty. Sarcopenia is really a loss in muscle mass that can be accompanied by weakness. It can lead to balance and walking problems. It is usually diagnosed by testing for hand grip…

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High Blood Pressure Increases Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

High blood pressure has been linked to many serious diseases such as heart attacks and strokes. However, research now shows that high blood pressure can also raise the risk for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The National Institute on Aging (NIA) reports that new long-term research from four different countries gives further evidence that untreated high…

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Mixed Dementia may be the most Common Type of Dementia

Mixed dementia also called “dementia-multifactorial” is a disease condition where more than one type of dementia occur at the same time. However, only autopsies can definitely determine which kind of dementia or combination of dementias the deceased suffered from. At present there is no real way to diagnose mixed dementia. According to the National Institute…

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Enjoying the Holiday Season with a Loved one who has Alzheimer’s

Holiday Season Kicks off with Thanksgiving and lasts until the New Year The holiday season is about to kick off this Thursday, November 28, 2019 with Thanksgiving. The holiday season will continue from Thanksgiving into Christmas/Chanukah and end with the celebration of the New Year. Holidays Pose Special Challenges for Caregivers of People Suffering from…

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November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. The theme for this year 2019 is “It’s about how you Live.” During this time, organizations around the country will host activities and events to raise awareness of the importance of hospice care and palliative care. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Association also want people to…

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Living a Healthy Lifestyle Associated with Lower Risk for Dementia

According to the results of a study published online July 14, 2019 in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), living a healthy lifestyle is associated with a lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The National Institute on Aging (NIA) partly funded the research that was led by researchers from the University of…

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Lewy Body Dementia (LBD)

Lewy body dementia (LBD) is the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), Lewy body dementia affects more than a million people in the United States. The name Lewy body comes from Dr. Friederich Lewy, a German neurologist who discovered in 1912 the abnormal clumps…

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Respite Care for Caregivers who Work 24/7 without Pay

Can anyone work at a job 24/7 without a break and also not get paid? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), close to six million seniors over the age of 65 receive home health services for acute and chronic diseases. These include Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, more than five and a…

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