March 2011 Posts

Good Cholesterol HDL Linked to Alzheimer’s Prevention

The reason for this correlation is not yet clear. It could be because people with high levels of HDL have fewer strokes.

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Safe Medication Management

The statement “Any symptom in an elderly patient should be considered a drug side effect until proven otherwise,” from Brown University’s 1995 Long-Term Care Quality Letter (J. Gurwitz, M. Monane, S. Monane and J. Avorn), has become a widely accepted practice.

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We can't afford to neglect dementia research

We all hope never to endure having our minds slowly diminished and devoured by dementia, but the odds of that are worse than you might know. In fact, there's about a 40% chance that your brain is programmed to self-destruct while you're in your 80s. Your chances of developing dementia increase steadily every year.

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Alzheimer's carries heavy toll on 15M unpaid caregivers

Nearly 15 million unpaid caregivers help someone with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia in the USA — 37% more than last year, according to a report out today from the Alzheimer's Association.

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Healthy Habits for Family Caregivers

Even something as simple as a ten-minute walk three times a week will help to improve your mood, metabolism, sleep pattern and energy level.

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Five Tips to Keep Your Aging Loved One’s Brain Fit

The more exercise the brain gets, the better it becomes at processing information.

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Tax Tips for Caregivers

For those caregivers whose parent did not pass the tests to determine that they are an eligible dependant because of income guidelines, there may still be a chance to receive tax savings this tax year.

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