Monthly Archives: October 2012

Coping With Aphasia

Aphasia is a condition that usually results from stroke or other brain injury. It damages parts of the brain involved with communication. People with aphasia have trouble expressing themselves and/or understanding what others are saying to them. Many people with … Continue reading

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Retirement Nest Egg

Financial retirement was very different for our parents. They worked for the same company for most of their careers. When they retired, they started receiving monthly checks from their company pensions. Nowadays, financing retirement is much more complicated. But it … Continue reading

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SPEAK UP

Palliative care is still not a well-known or understood service, although it has proven to help many patients and the families of patients living with a serious illness or health problem in dealing with emotional, physical and spiritual concerns. A … Continue reading

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Elderly Men And Vitamins

In a randomized trial that included nearly 15,000 male physicians, long-term daily multivitamin use resulted in a modest but statistically significant reduction in cancer after more than a decade of treatment and follow-up, according to a study appearing in JAMA. … Continue reading

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Chewing May Affect Dementia

People who maintain their chewing ability are probably less likely to develop dementia, compared to those who cannot chew well any more, researchers from the Department of Odontology and the Aging Research Center at the Karolinska Institutet and from Karlstad … Continue reading

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Elderly and Exercise

Exercising three times a week could be more effective than medication in relieving the symptoms of major depression in elderly people and may also decrease the chances that the depression will return over time. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center, … Continue reading

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Practicality And Fun for Seniors

In Great Britain and Japan, playgrounds are being built for seniors. In Manchester, United Kingdom, seniors can use low impact exercise equipment in Dam Head Public Park. In Japan, with birthrates falling and the numbers of senior citizens increasing, underused … Continue reading

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The Aging Brain

A large body of research about aging tells us that as we cross the threshold into middle age, neural connections that receive, process and transmit information can weaken from age and disuse. It may take us longer to learn new … Continue reading

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Effectiveness of Shingles Vaccine in Seniors

The shingles vaccine works, but it works better for those under 70 years old, according to a new evidence review from The Cochrane Library. Shingles, which originates from the same virus as the childhood disease chickenpox, is painful and can … Continue reading

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Elderly and Medications

 A commonly prescribed class of drugs may cause elderly patients to slow down both mentally and physically, researchers from Wake Forest University School of Medicine have found. Drugs in the anticholingeric family prevent the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from binding to nerve … Continue reading

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