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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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Different Kinds of Dementia have Unique Walking Patterns

According to a new study by researchers at Newcastle University in the UK, people with different kinds of dementia have their own unique walking patterns. This can provide a non-invasive less expensive way to diagnose these kinds of dementias based on their gait (walking patterns). The study was published September 20, 2019 in Alzheimer’s &…

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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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November is National COPD Awareness Month

November is National COPD Awareness Month to raise awareness of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), more than 16 million Americans have been diagnosed with COPD. However, there are also millions more who do not even know they have it. This is unfortunate because, while there…

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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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October is National Protect your Hearing Month

October is National Protect your Hearing Month to raise awareness about dangers to hearing from exposure to loud noises. Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) Every October the National institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) observes National Protect your Hearing Month. The aim is to raise awareness about the causes of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).…

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A Diet High in Fish may Protect Against Asthma

A study by researchers from James Cook University in Australia found that a diet high in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) found in fish showed protection against the occurrence of asthma. On the contrary a diet high in n-6 PUFA found in vegetable oils showed an increase in the incidence of asthma. Results of…

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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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