Monthly Archives: September 2012

Exercise Can Help Elderly With Dementia

(NaturalNews) Elderly dementia patients who exercise regularly have better mental and physical health than those who do not, according to the findings of two recent studies. In the first study, conducted by researchers from Dong-Eui University in Busan, South Korea, … Continue reading

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Yogurt Can Help Lower Blood Pressure

The benefits of consuming probiotic-rich yogurt extend a whole lot further than just promoting digestive health, according to a new study presented at a recent medical conference in Washington, D.C. It turns out that people who regularly eat yogurt as … Continue reading

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Seniors and Flu Shot

The flu season is upon us and you may be wondering whether or not you should get vaccinated. Recent evidence would suggest that flu shots aren′t very effective, especially for those most at risk – the elderly. These are the … Continue reading

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Stages of Alzeimer’s Disease

The National Alzheimer’s Association has developed a very useful tool, or “staging system,” to use as a frame of reference when coping with Alzheimer’s disease. The organization, however, will be the first to tell you that people are not programmed … Continue reading

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Brain Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

Past research has shown that green tea benefits the brain, and a new study may explain how. Researchers hypothesized that an antioxidant compound found in green tea, called EGCG, boosts the generation of neuron cells in the hippocampus, a part … Continue reading

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Vitamins and the Elderly

There is a saying that says the older one gets, the wiser one gets but when it comes to making the right food choices, this is not always the case as far as seniors are concerned. You would think that … Continue reading

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Elderly With Dementia Improves Health With Exercise

Elderly dementia patients who exercise regularly have better mental and physical health than those who do not, according to the findings of two recent studies. In the first study, conducted by researchers from Dong-Eui University in Busan, South Korea, and … Continue reading

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Transitioning to Long-Term Care

Often, people that have taken the responsibility of caring for someone with mind altering diseases such as dementia or Alzheimers, have come to the realization that the ones in their care require more care than they can provide.  Trying to find … Continue reading

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Caregiver Hints

Help! Why is it so hard to ask for help? What’s a good response to the statement, “Call me if you need me?” Despite the fact that family caregivers are drowning in responsibility or are really confused about what the next step ought to be, … Continue reading

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Long Term Care Insurance: To Buy or Not To Buy

In today’s economy, deciding whether or not to purchase long- term care (LTC) insurance can be quiet perplexing.  LTC insurance used to be a hot selling item but with the downturn of the economy, LTC insurance industry took a hit.  So before … Continue reading

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