Alzheimer Patients Need An Activity Schedule Too

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Alzheimer patients need to have an activity schedule. While Alzheimer’s is a progressively debilitating disease, a caregiver or a skilled nursing facility should plan out a daily activity schedule. Doing so, will keep them happy and give them pleasure. Keep in mind that people suffering from Alzheimer’s have trouble making decisions. They are often confused…

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New Cholesterol Guidelines Welcomed By Physicians, Clinicians

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The new cholesterol guidelines designed to decrease LDL (bad) cholesterol levels were recently issued by the American Heart Association (AHA). The cholesterol guidelines were last revised in 2013. In addition, these new guidelines have also been approved by the American Diabetes Association.       New Cholesterol Guidelines: What Are They? Of course, a healthy…

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Medical Breakthrough Advances In Health Research During 2018

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There were many medical breakthrough advances in 2018. Let’s review several and what they do to actually improve our health.   Medical Breakthrough: Fasting Diets It’s really interesting, folks. Obesity is a major epidemic here in the United States, but “diets” were among the top internet searches in 2018. Literally, not a day goes by…

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At Home Lab Tests For Seniors Growing In Popularity

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At-home lab tests for senior citizens are growing in popularity. Seniors who are in good enough health to live on their own can regularly check and update their lab work. This saves them a travel hassle to their doctor.   The process is very simple. Seniors go online to order their test kit. Within a few…

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Sepsis In Senior Citizens: What It Is, How To Treat It

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Sepsis in senior citizens happens when the body battles an infection. It could be  be a urinary tract infection or even pneumonia. Your immune system releases chemicals into the bloodstream to fight the infection, and these chemicals can sometimes trigger additional inflammation in your body.   If left untreated, sepsis can lead to septic shock, a drastic drop in…

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Alzheimer’s Therapy: Where Is The Cure Coming From

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Alzheimer’s Therapy and the search for a cure has been going on for years. But, to date, no cure has been found and essentially Alzheimer’s is still a death sentence. The World Health Organization (WHO), estimates that approximately 50 million people world-wide live with dementia, and approximately 60–70 percent have Alzheimer’s disease. Senior citizens, aged 65 and older, are…

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Eat Healthy This Holiday Season: It Can Definitely Be Done

Eat healthy this holiday season, it can be done, no joking.  None other than the National Institutes of Health has just published a set of eating guidelines that is healthy and delicious. Eating healthy is important for all age groups an especially for senior citizens, who may already be dealing with one or more chronic…

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Stomach Flu, What It Is, Why It Happens, How To Treat It

Stomach flu is not actually like the viral respiratory flu, which we are strongly advised to get vaccinated against every winter. But, it’s just as miserable, painful, and annoying.   Stomach flu causes diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. The only thing respiratory flu and stomach flu have in common is that they come from viruses. But,…

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Lymphedema Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments

Lymphedema is a long-term condition where excess fluid collects in tissues causing swelling of the limbs(edema). It usually affects one of the arms or legs. In some cases, both arms or both legs can be affected. The lymphatic system is a part of your circulatory system and plays a key role in regulating immune function. This…

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Seniors Hearing Loss: Treat It Or Ignore It, That Is The Question

Seniors hearing loss statistics are grim. According to the National Institute on Deafness (NIDCD), hearing loss in seniors is one of the most common conditions affecting elderly adults. Approximately 33% of seniors between the ages of 65 and 74 suffer from hearing loss, and 50% of seniors aged 75+ have difficulty hearing. Hearing loss impairs…

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