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Jun
20

Moving Home to Take Care of ParentsThanks to amazing advances in medicine and science, we are living longer than ever. Because of this, those caring for both children and senior parents, sometimes known as the "sandwich generation", are finding a new niche in their older years: the boomerang generation.

“Aging together” is the descriptor for older adults whose mom and dad are still living… read more


Posted June 20, 2017
Tags: Caregiver Health, Family Caregiving

 

Jun
13

Arthritis and ExerciseThe rule to exercise and stay as active as possible for the best health applies to older adults as well! But for those struggling with arthritis, the pain can create a barrier to maintaining a healthy level of physical fitness.

The good news is, the most recent recommendations ease back on the intensity of activity for elderly people with arthritis, indicating… read more


Posted June 13, 2017
Tags: Arthritis, exercise, Senior Health

 

Jun
07

dementiaBringing up the topic of "dementia" at your next summer pool party is a surefire way to turn a festive atmosphere into a subdued atmosphere. Whether you've witnessed it firsthand or know only about this disease through what you've read, typically the experience has involved negative connotations. And because there is still not yet a cure, it’s only natural that an Alzheimer’s diagnosis in a… read more


Posted June 07, 2017
Tags: Alzheimer's - Dementia

 

May
15

Imagine if there was a medication that could treat not only leukemia, but Parkinson's and Alzheimer's  as well. At Georgetown University Medical Center, researchers are hopeful that nilotinib is that medication. Now approved for use in those with one type of leukemia, a small trial is causing great excitement in its encouraging results to rid the brain of toxic proteins.

Fernando Pagan, Georgetown's medical… read more


Posted May 15, 2017
Tags: Parkinson's disease, Senior Health

 

May
10

For the first time ever, a treatment option that’s become increasingly popular in Parkinson’s patients - deep-brain stimulation - is being tested on a stroke survivor. Involving the implantation of an electrode that stimulates a particular area of the brain, the anticipated response will be a reversal of the paralysis so often encountered following a stroke, and the restoration of mobility.

To understand how a stroke… read more


Posted May 10, 2017
Tags: Senior Health, Stroke

 


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