The Keys to Good Brain Health for Seniors

As the incidence of dementia nears epidemic proportions, brain health is increasingly on everyone’s minds. Seniors especially are looking for ways to preserve and boost cognitive function and memory.

A new study, published in the Journal of the American ...

 
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Why Facebook Is Good For Seniors

Early findings from a University of Arizona study on Facebook’s benefits for seniors showed promising results. According to this article on Futurity.org, seniors who had learned how to use Facebook “performed about 25 percent better on tasks designed to ...

 
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Old Device May Offer New Hope for Alzheimer’s Care

It’s a device that has been around for years and has helped those with Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, cardiac issues, and other illnesses. Now, the pacemaker is being tested for a new role: slowing down the symptoms of Alzheimer’...

 
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It’s Healthy to Be Happy, Says New Study on Seniors

Seniors with a positive attitude counteract loneliness and all its harmful effects: that’s the good word from a new study cited in this McKnight’s Long-Term Care News post.

Canadian researchers followed 122 seniors over a six-year period, says the ...

 
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National Study to Cover Adult Day Services

Though adult day services is still not the most popular senior care option, it is nonetheless an important one, and one that may gain wider recognition in the coming months.

This year, for the first time ever, the National Study ...

 
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No Thanks, I’ll Take Assisted Living

Thinking about asking your senior parents to move in with you? They’d probably rather not, says a new report from Gallup & Robinson, Inc. and Pfizer’s Get Old campaign.

This post on the ALFA blog highlights the Aging ...

 
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Women’s Work Is Never Done: New Report on Alzheimer’s Caregiving

The old saying takes on new meaning in this caregiving generation; a new study cites that daughters, particularly working ones, are the the primary caregivers for parents affected by Alzheimer’s.

After conducting a survey of approximately 2,500 women, the Working ...

 
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Study Finds Alzheimer’s Care Best in Small Assisted Living Homes

For the 80 million people affected by dementia around the globe, specialized care in smaller, more intimate settings is best, says a new study published in September’s Journal of Clinical Nursing.

Residents of two “group living units” (which were part ...

 
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Pilot Study of Aging-in-Place Technology: Mobile Sensors

A senior’s daily routines (i.e. sitting, standing, walking, even interacting with others) tracked by wireless mobile technology may provide useful health data to researchers, reports McKnight’s Long-Term Care News.

Observing the physical and emotional health of seniors ...

 
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Alzheimer’s and Cancer: Future Hopes, Current Research

Six years ago, scientist Eva Vertes gave a lecture on her vision for the future of medicine, specifically understanding the roots of cancer and Alzheimer’s, and of course, how to cure these diseases.

She talked about stem cells, organ/...

 
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