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Video Games Good for Elderly

Studies show that video games that encourage physical activity also help with depression, sense of place and relevancy. At the Gerontological Society of America’s Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans late last year, Patricia Kahlbaugh, Ph.D., an associate professor of psychology at Southern Connecticut State University presented a study that...

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My Senior Care New Resource for Caregivers

I came across a new resource called My Senior Care. It is a resource for caregivers that has two things going for it.ξ First, they have assembled and advisory panel of aging services experts who you can write to with your questions about all aspects of caregiving. Second they have...

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Pain in the…..Negative Thinking, Pain and Healing

Should doctors consider the affect of negative thinking from patients? British and German researchers would think so. They concluded that pessimism could override the effectiveness of powerful treatments. They strapped a heat-beaming device onto the legs of 22 healthy volunteers, zapping it until people rated their pain at nearly 70...

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Longevity Project Busts Aging Myths

Thanks to the findings in a surprising new book, The Longevity Project, you can learn why some people make it to a very old age and others donäó»t.Œæ Howard S. Friedman, Ph.D., and Leslie R. Martin, Ph.D., have spent the past 20 years following subjects from childhood to adulthood to...

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National Kidney Foundation Conducting Online Survey

The National Kidney Foundation is conducting an online survey to understand the needs of patients with certain serious kidney ailments and their caregivers. The survey is being conducted by Harris Interactive, a market research firm known for The Harris Poll.ξ The caregivers they want to survey are family caregivers (parents,...

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MRI’s Could Detect Early Onset Stroke When Patient Can’t

Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRIs, might be able to help physicians figure out if clot-busting drugs will help patients who present with unclear-onset or äóìwake-up strokes,äó a new study finds. Researchers in South Korea used MRIs to screen 430 patients who were either uncertain of when their stroke symptoms began...

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Seniors May Benefit from Moving into a Community

Atria Senior Living and the International Longevity Center (ILC-USA) recently published the results of a six-month survey looking at satisfaction of seniors living in independent and assisted living communities. The study suggests that seniors in congregate living situations can experience greater subjective well-being in this type of setting. Keep in...

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Clinical Trials Ignore Seniors

According to researchers, more than half of clinical trials in the United States exclude the elderly from their studies, even though 34% of personal medical expenditures come from this group of people. In a review of clinical trials, researchers from the University of Michigan found more than 50% of trials...

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Etanercept Found to be Helpful Post Stroke

The drug etanercept holds hope for treating brain inflammation that comes after a stroke, researchers have found. The effect can be realized years after a stroke. The drug works by neutralizing a cytokine (small cell-signaling protein molecules that are used extensively in intercellular communication) that initiates and amplifies inflammation. When...

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Caregiver Help for Those Caring for Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has opened a toll-free National Caregiver Support Line that will serve as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans and others seeking caregiver information can call the line, which is staffed by VA employees who are licensed clinical social workers. The Support Line...

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