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Alzheimer’s Disease: Causes and Risk Factors

There is no one factor that has been proven to cause Alzheimer’s disease. However, scientists have pointed out several risk factors that likely pave the way for the disease and henceforth helps it progress. If present, these risk factors might give a greater chance for a senior to develop the disease. For instance, a study … Read More

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The Negative Effects of Ageism in Senior Care Communities

According to Galfandberger, ageism is “prejudice and discrimination against someone because of how old they are.” When doctors misguidedly profile patients who are 65 years or older, it puts them at a much greater risk for unsafe medication side effects, medical misdiagnoses, and unnecessary tests and treatments. DID YOU KNOW? Adults ages 65 and older … Read More

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How a Vegan or Vegetarian Diets May Stop Heart Disease but Increase Stroke Risk

Diets that require a person to avoid either meat or all animal products get a lot of attention for being healthy and for contributing to weight loss. However, there may be a catch to these diets: a higher risk for a certain type of stroke. According to a study published in the BMJ in September … Read More

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Make Daily Activities Easier for Your Joints

Having arthritis and other conditions can make tasks like getting out of bed or standing up from a chair difficult to do. Monica Bozeman McClain, OTR, an occupational therapist at Methodist Dallas Medical Center in Texas suggests that older adults focus on two things: 1.) energy conservation and 2.) joint protection. With these two in … Read More

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