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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 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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Tai Chi Fights Against Brain Diseases

Scientists from the University of South Florida in Tampa and Fudan University in Shanghai found increases in brain volume and improvements on tests of memory and thinking in Chinese seniors who practiced Tai Chi three times a week, reports an … Continue reading

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10 Warning Signs an Elderly Loved One Needs Help

The Eldercare Locator has produced a guide of “10 warning signs” to help families and older Americans determine if help is needed. Any one of the behaviors listed may or may not indicate that an action should be taken and … Continue reading

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Dementia and Possible Hospitalizations

A recent study from the University of Washington suggests that, “People with dementia are far more likely to be hospitalized than their peers who don’t have any impairment in their brain function.  What’s more, about two-thirds of the hospitalizations that … Continue reading

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Alzhemier’s Report

On September 13, the London-based Alzheimer’s Disease International organization released its World Alzheimer Report 2011, with this year’s edition paying special attention to topics such as disease-related diagnosis and intervention. Key findings include the following:1) “As many as three quarters … Continue reading

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Laughter The Best Medicine for Dementia

Laughter may be good medicine for elderly dementia patients — and best of all, it doesn’t have side effects. Australian humor therapist Jean-Paul Bell was originally a clown doctor working with sick children, but now he makes the elderly laugh … Continue reading

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15 Million Alzheimer’s Caregivers

According to the 2011 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures released March 15 by the Alzheimer’s Association, there are nearly 15 million Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers in the United States — 37 percent more than reported last year. In 2010, these … Continue reading

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