Category 'Health/Medical'

Biomarkers Help Predict Illness

Biomarkers help predict illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. Through the decade of measurements and a final round of tests and a physical exam in 2009, researchers discovered biomarkers in the cerebrospinal fluid that can help predict Alzheimer’s cognitive impairment years before the onset of disease symptoms.

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Heart Disease and Women

Two types of heart disease, coronary microvascular disease (MVD) and broken heart syndrome, are lesser known but pose a specific risk for women. The American Heart Association reports that 64 percent of women who die suddenly from coronary heart disease, the most common type of heart disease, showed no previous signs of heart trouble.

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Dementia Caregivers Worry About Own Risk; Home Care Supports Seniors With Heart Failure

These and other stories are in the February edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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What are the Stages of Dementia?

Most forms of dementia have no cure, but are reversible if caused by treatable factors including nutritional deficiency, an infection or brain bleed. Right at Home senior care providers can help patients who have dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

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The Secrets to Identifying Drug Misuse in Seniors

Drug misuse is often overlooked. One reason for this is that signs of drug misuse may be attributed to other age-related health problems, such as depression or dementia.

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Resolutions for Healthier Aging; Health Benefits Can Be Gained Even From Light Exercise

These and other stories are in the January edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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When You Can’t Be Home for the Holidays; National Influenza Vaccination Week is December 6-12, 2015

These and other stories are in the December edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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Thanksgiving Safety Tips

The house is full of bustling conversations and the rich aroma of your favorite Thanksgiving entrees. The grandkids are scurrying from room to room, while the adults mingle and munch in the kitchen, grandkids

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Thank a Family Caregiver; Tips to Quit Smoking

These and other stories are in the November edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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I’ve Fallen! Is it Alzheimer’s?

If an elder with memory problems suffers a fall, there’s a tendency to just dismiss the cause by saying that the person has Alzheimer’s. But Alzheimer’s is not the only health issue that can lead to memory loss, confusion and forgetfulness.

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