Archives: January 2010

Recognizing Depression in Seniors Sooner Can Avoid Health Problems

Professors of psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center have pinpointed a number of prime factors for determining an elderly individuals risk for developing depression. The most apparent factors that contribute to depression include low-level depression symptoms, the perception of poor-quality social support, and a past history of depression....

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Young Seniors Less Healthy Than Previous Generations

Americans in their 60s are less healthy than generations that preceded them. That according to a study published by the American Journal of Public Health. The authors compared two National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data sets, for 1988-1994 and for 1999-2004, to examine disabilities for adults age 60 to...

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Isolation and Stress May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

OK, it is only a study done on rats but University of Chicago researchers have found that social isolation and stress may increase breast cancer risk 3.3-fold. Rats kept alone had a 135 percent increase in the number of tumors and a more than 8,000 percent increase in tumor size....

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Alzheimer’s and Aging – Why Our Brains Go Down the Drain with Age

This following is a guest post by Shannon Wills, who writes on the topic of Physical Therapist Assistant Schools . She welcomes your comments at her email: shannonwills23@gmail.com. Many of you are familiar with the horrifying statistics regarding Alzheimer’s Disease: · Over 5.2 million Americans are affected and the number...

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Alzheimer‰Ûªs and Aging ‰ÛÒ Why Our Brains Go Down the Drain with Age

This following is a guest post by Shannon Wills, who writes on the topic of Physical Therapist Assistant Schools . She welcomes your comments at her email: shannonwills23@gmail.com. Many of you are familiar with the horrifying statistics regarding Alzheimer‰Ûªs Disease: åá Over 5.2 million Americans are affected and the number...

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Blueberries As Good As They Say They Are For Memory

Thanks to McKnight’s for drawing my attention to the following. A team of researchers from the University of Cincinnati, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Canadian department of agriculture sought to determine whether blueberries really live up to their reputation as a memory-enhancing food. Every day for two months,...

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Seniors Who Defy Their Age – Need Inspiration? Go Here.

The Seniors for Living web site has an interesting and inspiring blog post that details the exploits of senior athletes doing what most their age and many of those younger can’t. A group of skydiving seniors ranging in age from 60 to 80. A 92-year-old man who holds the current...

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Brown University Introduces New Web Site to Compare Nursing Homes

A new web site for analyzing and choosing nursing homes has been developed by the Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research at Brown University. It is www.LTCfocUS.org. Because it is academically based it seeks to provide evidence based data that is unencumbered by the politics and the inaccuracies of other...

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Our Blog Added to Alltop

I am very pleased to report that our blog has been added to Alltop. What is that you ask? Alltop helps you answer the question, ‰ÛÏWhat‰Ûªs happening?‰Û in ‰ÛÏall the topics‰Û that interest you. You may wonder how Alltop is different from a search engine. A search engine is good...

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