National Rx Day Is Tomorrow, October 27, 2018, Be There

National Rx Day is tomorrow, October 27, 2018. This day is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in partnership with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. The focus is to get all of us, and specifically senior citizens, to throw out any medications that they no longer need or have expired. To this…

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Dementia Care In A Nursing Home Special Care Unit Improves Life Quality

Dementia care in skilled nursing homes that is set up as a special care unit (SCU) significantly reduces the severity of the disease and improves quality of life. This is based on a recent study by the Harvard Medical School. The Harvard researchers are urging skilled nursing homes to set up special care units (SCU)…

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Aging Healthy And Gracefully By Eating Seafood Rich In Omega 3’s

Aging healthy and gracefully is possible by eating food rich in Omega 3’s, a recent study reports. These scientists define healthy aging as a  “meaningful lifespan without chronic diseases and with intact physical and mental function”. I’m sure all of us would sign up for that in a heartbeat. In fact, the problem of healthy aging…

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Which Moderate Exercise Is Best For Maxing Your Memory?

Moderate exercise is very beneficial for your health, especially for keeping your memory sharp, several studies have shown. The question then; what is the best moderate exercise to do?   For example, previous research showed that aerobic exercise preserves brain health and reduces the risk of getting dementia. Another study reported that walking 4,000 steps each day can boost…

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AI Flags Prescription Drug Errors Instantaneously, Saves Lives

AI (artificial intelligence) has now been perfected to accurately detect prescription drug errors before they happen. Prescription drug mistakes are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. These errors are preventable and now MedAware, an Israeli tech company, has developed an AI program to flag physician prescription drug errors before the…

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Caregiving Your Parent At Home, Can You Handle It?

Caregiving your parents at their home is no doubt rewarding, but understandably difficult. It’s a positive in that you can spend quality time with them, while they continue to enjoy the familiarity of their home. However, there may come a time when chronic illness may require more intensive hands on care in a skilled nursing…

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Arginine Helps Slow Down The Aging Process, Strengthens Heart Function

Arginine, or L-arginine, is an amino acid that occurs in foods such as dairy, fish, poultry, and other meats. It is a building block of protein. Research studies show that it can improve cardiovascular function, lower cholesterol levels, and lower high blood pressure. In addition, the body uses arginine to help build muscle and to rebuild tissue.  …

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Diabetes Plus Dementia A Life Threatening Situation For Seniors

Diabetes plus dementia can be a life threatening situation for senior citizens. Specifically, the risk of death in seniors from hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is significantly higher if they suffer from a combination of low blood sugar and dementia.           Diabetes: Worrying Statistics for Seniors With Dementia Researchers analyzed data from…

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Opioids Legislation Passed By Congress Will Save 2.6 Billion

New opioids legislation was passed by Congress earlier today. The new law will save the Federal government more than 2.6 billion dollars from the budget.   The new law will now allow for Medicaid funding for inpatient addiction treatment in institutions treating mental disease. The CDC has termed the opioid crisis an epidemic. In 2017, more…

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Memory Improves With Just 10 Minutes Of Light Exercise

Your memory can improve with as little as 10 minutes of light exercise. This is great news, since as we age, our memory is likely to deteriorate and become less reliable. Indeed, the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) estimates the Alzheimer’s disease rates will double by the year 2060. Therefore, as the population ages and…

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