All posts within: Senior Health

Aug
14

senior sleep disordersTossing and turning, overthinking and worrying are all too common in older adults who struggle with falling - and staying - asleep. Except for feeling a little foggy the following morning, however, along with feeling the need for an afternoon snooze to catch up on lost sleep, the actual repercussions have seemed negligible. That is, until research recently suggested a potential link between senior… read more


Posted August 14, 2017
Tags: Alzheimer's - Dementia, Senior Health

 

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

 

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

 

 

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