Harvard researchers have found that a hospital stay is related to a faster rate of mental decline and a heightened risk of dying or entering a nursing home for those who already have AlzheimerÛªs disease. A study following nearly 800 individuals with mild AlzheimerÛªs disease found that: Those who had...
Archives: August 2012
Make Your Home Safer to Prevent Falls (VIDEO)
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Make Your Home Safer to Prevent Falls
Would you allow your child to wander outside alone, in the dark, without supervision? The answer to this question is inevitably ÛÏno.Û However, for some if this question was replaced with ÛÏparentÛ the answer immediately changes to ÛÏyes.Û But as parents get older, they may need protection too, even from...
Lonliness Affects Health in Elders (VIDEO)
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New Study Shows Severity of Alzheimer’s Caregiving on Working Women (VIDEO)
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Loneliness Affects Health in Elders
In a study of 1,600 seniors, researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) found that people who reported being lonely were more likely to suffer a decline in health or die over a six-year period than those who were content with their social lives. Loneliness didn’t necessarily mean...
New Study Shows Severity of Alzheimer’s Caregiving on Working Women
The Working Mother Research Institute surveyed nearly 2,500 women, including more than 1,200 who have cared for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, to get a clear picture of how the responsibility of caregiving affects their emotional, financial and work lives, as well as their families. Women and Alzheimer’sDisease: The Caregiver’s...
Gastric Bypass Surgery Can Lead to Alcohol Abuse (VIDEO)
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Gastric Bypass Surgery Can Lead to Alcohol Abuse
Patients who had gastric bypass surgery faced double the risk for excessive drinking, according to a study released by in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Gastric bypass surgery shrinks the stomach’s size and attaches it to a lower portion of the intestine. That limits food intake and the...
Just for Fun – Dissecting a Crash Test Dummy
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