Monthly Archives: October 2010
Having Alzheimer’s disease may increase the risk of getting other potentially disabling health conditions, including seizures, according to research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease 2010. “Alzheimer’s disease is a global health crisis with devastating effects … Continue reading
Depending upon your lifestyle, one or more transportation options can keep you connected to all of your activities. Evaluate what your transportation needs are now or might be in the future –— including necessary as well as social activities. When … Continue reading
In late September, the U.S. Department of Health and Services announced that it would make nearly $70 million in grants available “to help…understand their Medicare and Medicaid benefits; navigate options for long-term care; and assist those transitioning from nursing or … Continue reading
You probably don’t think of Alzheimer’s as a woman’s disease, but it is. Of the 5.3 million Americans who have it, nearly 70 percent are women. That’s because the risk of this brain disease doubles every five years after age … Continue reading
Some seniors don’t get tested when they need to. Others get screened to frequently. What should you do? Here’s what the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) – an independent panel of medical experts that reviews the effectiveness of screenings … Continue reading
Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning and intellectual reasoning due to changes in the brain caused by disease. Those with dementia tend to repeat questions, become disoriented in familiar places, neglect personal hygiene or nutrition, or get confused about … Continue reading
Watch this sweet video about 91 year old Rachel and the car she has owned for over 40 years! Amazing and inspirational!