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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

 

May
05

Chicago Home CareIndependence-4-Seniors Home Care in Chicago knows that most of us have at least one area of the house that’s designated as the catch-all for everything from our high school yearbooks and stacks of photo albums to boxes of clothes, tools, and assorted sports memorabilia that we may have a use for “someday”. Garages, attics, closets, and hope chests were made for just such a purpose,… read more


Posted May 05, 2017
Tags: Senior Health, senior safety

 

Apr
20

Opioid DrugsCertain groups of people are typically stereotyped, and it can be hard not to have preconceived ideas of what these people are actually like. As an example, what ideas immediately come to mind when you hear "drug addict"? A young adult struggling to get through everyday life without a fix, potentially resorting to a life of crime to fund his or her habit?

If that is so, you… read more


Posted April 20, 2017
Tags: Medication Management, Senior Health

 

Apr
13

sundowning tipsOftentimes at the end of a day caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer's, instead of the stress winding down, it can ramp up. Sundowning, a common experience in dementia in which seniors become agitated, fearful, and restless during the evening hours, is exhausting for all involved. Frustrations worsen as family members try to help keep the elderly adult comfortable and safe, while attempting to get some… read more


Posted April 13, 2017
Tags: Alzheimer's - Dementia, Senior Health

 


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