Posts Tagged ‘seniors’

New Prostate Cancer Blood Test Could Save Lives

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A prostate cancer blood test, new on the market, could save lives. The test looks for circulating tumor cells and could avoid unnecessary biopsies and treatments. So far, tests are very encouraging. By combining the new blood test with the current prostate specific antigen (PSA) results, the diagnosis is more than 90% accurate, according to…

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Save Your Brain, Fight Dementia By Keeping Your Body Healthy

If you want to save your brain from dementia, focus on keeping the rest of your body healthy. Don’t do it with popping all kinds of pills — rather, exercise on a regular basis and follow the new guidelines from the National Institute of Aging (NIA).   The statistics for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are…

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Reading Glasses: Tips On How To Choose The Right One

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Reading glasses can become more of a necessity as we age. As we age, a natural decline in visual acuity can complicate the simplest things. For example, reading street signs, ingredients on a food label, and of course, instructions on your medicine bottle.   Reading glasses have been around for a long time, and recently…

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Loneliness In Seniors Can Increase Dementia By 40 Per Cent

Loneliness in seniors can increase their risk for dementia by 40%, according to a recent study. In addition, this effect ranges across a diversity of people and is independent of how much social contact they have. While several studies have shown the disastrous effects of loneliness on mental health, this study by researchers at Florida State…

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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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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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Sleep Deprivation Healed With Amber-Tinted Glasses. Really?

Do you suffer from sleep deprivation? Tried just about every recommendation, but still not getting enough ZZZ’s? And, are you someone who is tech obsessed with smartphones and tablets?   Then the solution you’re looking for, might just be to wear amber-tinted glasses. The glasses block the blue-wavelength light emitted from many hi-tech devices. That…

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Facebook, YouTube Rated Most Popular Media Websites By Seniors

Facebook and YouTube rate as the most favorable social media web sites by senior citizens. These seniors, age 65 and older, also enjoy social media, according to according to Pew Research.   The statistics breakdown further shows that forty-one percent of seniors said they use Facebook, while 40% said they use YouTube. The next most-used…

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Respite Care: What It Is, Why You Should Consider It

Respite care is a valuable resource as it provides primary caregivers some time off from caring for their aging or disabled loved one. A caregiver taking some time off will help them to reduce stress, avoid burnout, and return refreshed.  It can be arranged for just an afternoon, or for several days or weeks. Respite…

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Medicare Developing Direct Pay Model For Seniors, Primary Physicians

Medicare ( The Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services) announced it is exploring a direct-provider payment model for seniors. The beneficiary will be primary care physicians. This program would directly pay primary care physicians and multi-specialty group practices that provide services to Medicare Advantage and Medicaid beneficiaries. It replaces the existing fee schedule with fixed,…

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