Category 'Healthy Living'

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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Sleep Deprivation and Alzheimer’s Disease

As Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are expected to rise with the upsurge in America’s baby boomers, the good news is that guarding your rest may just keep your memory sharp. And that’s something you can sleep on.

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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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3 New Year’s Resolutions I Will NOT Make for 2016

I will find the strength, faith and courage to go on, and that even in our darkest hours, it is possible to experience love, forgiveness and joy.

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How the Montessori Method Can Help Dementia Patients

Similar to strengthening cognitive ability in children, Montessori techniques for seniors living with dementia involve direct engagement of one’s senses of hearing, seeing, touching, smelling and tasting.

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What Are Driver Rehab Specialists and How Do They Help Seniors?

Because of his fused spine, 83-year-old Jim is unable to rotate his neck fully. His family frets about him driving. Another family worries, too. Is Marilyn's arthritic knee slowing her from reaching the brake pedal?

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4 Online Safety Tips for Older Adults

Every year, thousands of seniors join the ranks of those exploring the Internet to chat with grandchildren, view family reunion photos and handle personal finances. But with every online interaction comes a risk: savvy Internet thieves are eager to steal from unsuspecting senior citizens.

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Walking to Prevent Falls

There’s little doubt that regular walking helps elders avoid falling. By strengthening bones and increasing muscle strength, flexibility and sense of balance, walking is an important fall prevention strategy.

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