Archives: November 2010

75% Will Be Obese According to First-Ever Obesity Forecast

According to the first-ever obesity forecast citizens of the world’s richest countries are getting fatter and fatter and the U.S. is leading the charge. Three out of four Americans will be overweight or obese by 2020, and disease rates and health care spending will balloon, unless governments, individuals and industry...

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Dental Health – A Good Time of the Year to Consider It

The following is a guest blog by Hannah Daniel who writes for the 1Dental.com Blog and can be reached at hdaniel@cidental.com. Fresh off a holiday feast and anticipating more of the same, it is important that we remember the affects this is all having on our teeth. Oral health affects...

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Happy Thanksgiving

To all of our readers I am grateful for the opportunity to serve you and grateful for your interest in this blog. Please take time for yourself and family today and caregivers especially take care of yourself. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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Nursing Home Restraints Fall – Anti-Anxiety Drugs Rise

According to a report released by the American Health Care Association and the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care, use of physical restraints, falls, and emotional and behavioral symptoms dropped at nursing and rehabilitation facilities across the country over the last decade. But other quality indicators, such as the prevalence...

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Global Costs of Dementia 1% of GDP

The global cost of dementia in 2010 is expected to exceed 1% of the global gross domestic product, or $604 billionäóîand the price tag will only get higher, according to a new report by researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, and King’s College London in the UK. The...

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New Technologies Help Caregivers and Seniors Alike

George Mason University Professor Andrew Carle recently released the top äóìNanaäó technologies for 2010. Carle, director of the university’s Program in Assisted Living/Senior Housing Administration, coined the term äóìNana” technology in 2004 to define the growing industry of microchip-based products for seniors.Œæ This year, he singled out four: GlowCaps, Wellcore,...

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Mercury in Flu Vaccines May Be Dangerous

Evidently, there have been studies suggesting that mercury may be implicated in somehow contributing to Alzheimeräó»s Disease. According to an industry advocacy group called SafeMinds, a mercury preservative, known as thimerosal, can be found in the majority of influenza vaccines, including those given annually to seniors. According to Lyn Redwood,...

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B Vitamins Can Cut Rate Brain Shrinkage

British researchers say they have discovered that very large daily doses of B vitamins can cut the rate of brain shrinkage in half. The findings could lead to treatment that would slow the progression of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, they said. “This is a very dramatic and striking result. It’s...

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Prescription Drug Use on the Rise

Nearly 90% of older adults reported taking at least one prescription drug in the past month, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which noted that prescription drug use overall is on the rise. In the last decade, the number of Americans taking one...

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