Monthly Archives: October 2010

Alzheimer’s may Increase Seizure Risk

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

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Options for Transportation~Part 3 of 3

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

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Options for Transportation-part 2 of 3

Depending upon your destination and physical needs, transportation choices in your area might include buses, vans, taxis, or even volunteer drivers from human service organizations. Listed below are descriptions of transportation resources and services for you to think about and … Continue reading

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Transportation Options~Part 1of 3

Have you ever thought about what would happen if the transportation you use is no longer an option? How would you continue to maintain your independence so that you could continue with your daily routines? Who would you turn to … Continue reading

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Grants for Health

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

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Women and Alzhemier’s

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

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Health Screenings for Seniors

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

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Discerning Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s

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

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You’re Never too Old

Watch this sweet video about 91 year old Rachel and the car she has owned for over 40 years! Amazing and inspirational!

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Dealing With Depression

Depression can strike anyone at anytime. The elderly can be victims of this dreary disease. There are several factors that can cause depression in the elderly. Here is a list of a few of those factors: * Loneliness and isolation … Continue reading

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