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How to Travel Safely with Alzheimer’s

Summertime is vacation time for many families. But if your family includes someone who has Alzheimer’s, you’ll need to do a little extra planning. These 6 tips will help you make your vacation both fun and safe for everyone. Be realistic. This is not the time to plan a 7-day 10-country trip to Europe. Your…

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Sleep Deprivation and Heart Disease

Recently, a group of scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, MA, in collaboration with colleagues from other research institutions, investigated the relationship between sleep and arteriosclerosis. Arteriosclerosis is a condition caused by the buildup of fatty deposits and plaque inside a person’s arteries, causing them to become narrow and stiff. Individuals suffering from…

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The Aging Thyroid

As we age, our bodies start to slow down. Including our thyroid. The thyroid gland releases less T3 and T4 hormones as people age. And the hormone that is released is less effective than it is in younger people. As a result, older people have a greater risk of thyroid disease. However, the classic symptoms…

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Reversing the Decline of Working Memory in the Elderly

An unfortunate but natural aspect of aging is the decline of memory. Elderly adults — even those without a neurodegenerative condition such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia — usually find their memory declines with age. This decline can negatively affect an individual’s quality of life and their ability to remain independent. Dr. Robert Reinhardt, the…

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The Facts about Pacemakers

A healthy adult heart beats between 60 and 100 times a minute. Each beat is prompted by a group of cells in the upper right chamber of the heart. This biological “spark plug” fires at regular intervals, generating an electrical signal that travels through the heart, keeping the heart beating regularly. But if the heart’s…

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A Surprising Way to Protect Against Cognitive Decline: Eat Mushrooms

A recent article in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease demonstrated that certain varieties of mushrooms can significantly reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Mild cognitive impairment shares some of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, for example difficulty with memory, language and spatial orientation, but in a way that is less debilitating and which…

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5 Ways that Arthritis can Affect the Eyes

Arthritis is known as a disease that affects the joints. However, arthritis can also affect other parts of the body, including the lungs, heart, and even the eyes. Dry Eyes The most common eye problem for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is dry eyes. Eye dryness might seem like a relatively minor problem, but eye…

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3 Tips for Staying Hydrated with Alzheimer’s

Welcome to summer! This glorious season brings extra concern for those with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. Hydration is always an issue for people with Alzheimer’s, since they may forget to drink, or may have swallowing problems or other difficulties ingesting enough liquid. Try these tips to help your loved one with Alzheimer’s get the fluid…

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5 Dehydration Risks in People with Alzheimer’s

Hello, summer! Along with a renewed opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, this lovely season brings additional reason for caution when caring for someone with  Alzheimer’s. Dehydration is a risk all year round, but during the summer, caregivers need to be especially watchful. The following five issues put Alzheimer’s patients at extra risk of dehydration. They…

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Keeping Track of Your Loved One’s Health? There’s an App for That!

Your parents live 50 miles from you and your siblings. It’s close enough to get there quickly in case of emergency, but too far to keep tabs on Mom’s diabetes and Dad’s high blood pressure. You’re not alone: there are an estimated 7 to 10 million long-distance caregivers in the US. And in the twenty-first…

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