Posts Tagged ‘aging’

Brain Health Improves With Light To Moderate Exercise

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Brain health can improve dramatically even with light to moderate exercise, recent studies show. These improvements in cognitive function occur in the short-term and can last over a longer period of time.  Light exercise improves not only overall cognitive function but more specifically short and long term memory. This is great news for senior citizens…

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Hearing Loss As You Age, What You Can Do About It

Hearing loss is often a part of the aging process. A decline might be due to genetic factors, the aging process itself, or perhaps long-term noise exposure.   Studies have shown that hearing loss declines slightly in adults between the ages of 20 and 60. After age 60, 39 percent of adults have trouble hearing…

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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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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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Dementia Sufferers Can Now Be Identified Through Computer Recognition

Dementia sufferers can now be accurately identified through voice and face recognition. Indeed, the accuracy level is at an amazing 90%.   Dementia is a devastating disease. An estimated 5.3 million are age 65 and older in the United States, suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. As it progresses, it can devastate a person’s life. Every…

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Dementia 10 Year Study Offers Strategies To Reduce Risk

Dementia is a devastating disease that as it progresses, can devastate a person’s life. Every 3 seconds a new case of dementia is diagnosed, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).   Dementia is characterized by cognitive impairment, such as inability recalling memories, solving problems, and reasoning logically. The biggest risk factors are aging, stroke, and high blood pressure.    …

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Exercises For People With Alzheimer’s Helps Lessen Impact of Disease

Exercises for people and patients with Alzheimer’s disease can improve their mood, confidence, and self esteem. Physical health is important even while battling mental and cognitive decline. Although exercise won’t cure the disease, it can lower the risk of heart disease, some forms of cancer, and other ailments. Many activities are low-impact and easy on…

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Vitamins And Aging: Which Supplements Should You Really Take?

Vitamin supplements are an important part of our daily diets as they provide nutrients we don’t always get from our meals. However, as we age and hit our 60’s and older, should we be taking the same vitamins as when we we were in our 30’s and 40’s? Our common sense says, probably not. Our…

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Nordic Diet, What It Is, How It Works, Why People Love It

The Nordic diet is the latest health food diet craze sweeping through the United States. This diet is based on the traditional cuisine found in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, the Scandinavian countries. Nutritionists believe that the Nordic diet is one of the healthiest ways to eat. Indeed, obesity rates in Northern Europe are…

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Spasticity, What it Is, Cause, Symptoms, and Treatments

Spasticity is a muscle control disorder that displays as stiff muscles and an inability to control them. In addition, reflexes may persist in a rigid mode for too long. For example, an infant with a hyperactive grasp reflex may keep their hand in a tight fist for a long time. Muscle tightness can interfere with…

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