Posts Tagged ‘strokes’

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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A TIA Mini Stroke Must Never be Ignored

A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a mini stroke that starts with similar neurological signs as a major ischemic stroke. The only difference is in the amount of time that blood flow to the brain is blocked. In a TIA mini stroke blood flow is only blocked for about five minutes. In a major ischemic…

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Silent Heart Attacks are an Increased Risk for Stroke

Most people do not realize that some heart attacks are “silent” and go undetected. They simply are not noticeable enough to send patients to the emergency room (ER). A study led by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) was published May 20, 2019 by researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College and the Icelandic MI Heart…

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Drug Shrinks Fat in Obese Mice and Lowers Cholesterol

Too good to be true! Researchers have developed a drug that can shrink fat in obese mice and lower their cholesterol levels without reducing the amount of food they eat. In other words, the mice did not have to go on a diet in order to lose weight! Obesity is a major risk for developing…

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The Stress of Sudden Financial Loss for Seniors

Sudden financial loss is very stressful, but for seniors over the age of 65 it can be deadly. A study published by researchers from Northwestern University School of Medicine, April 3, 2018 in the journal of the American Medical Association JAMA showed that suffering a major financial loss comes with a 50% chance of early…

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Better to Prevent Chronic Diseases than to Develop them

Chronic Disease A chronic disease is basically a disease that lasts for one or more years and needs ongoing medical surveillance and treatment, or it may be a disease that impedes day-to-day living by limiting activities or both of the above.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 6 in 10 adults…

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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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Managing High Blood Pressure for Good Health

Keeping your Blood Pressure in Balance can Prolong your Life Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries. If the heart has to work too hard, the blood pressure goes up, but in a normal situation it should come down at rest. High blood pressure has been associated with…

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Dangers of Obesity in Seniors

The Obesity Epidemic According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more than 41% of US seniors age 60 and over are obese. More than 42% of middle-aged adults age 40-59 years are obese. Obesity has been shown to be a high risk factor for many diseases: Certain kinds of cancers Coronary Heart…

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Occupational Therapy a Way for Seniors to Improve Skills and Relax

Occupational Therapy for Seniors has Nothing to do with Having an Occupation The main goal of occupational therapy is to raise the quality of life in seniors stricken with various diseases, disabilities and cognitive problems by engaging them in beneficial activities to keep their minds and fingers busy in order to have a better quality…

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