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Nursing Homes: Celebrating The Holidays

By |December 21, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Whether this is your first or one of many Christmases with a loved one in a nursing facility, Christmas can feel a little less cheery for the both of you. Perhaps it is your mom in the nursing facility and perhaps she is feeling a bit discouraged to be spending the holidays away from home. This year many families are unable to spend the holidays at home or together however, that doesn’t mean you can’t have any Christmas cheer this year. There is still a lot to be grateful for this year[…]

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Future Vaccine To Cure Alzheimer’s Disease?

By |May 7, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Experimental studies at the University of Texas are showing good results for a vaccine that could possibly slow down Alzheimer’s disease. The experiments and research are published in the journal Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy.

The research included animal testing on monkeys and rabbits in hope to bring to human trials soon. If all goes well with the testing and it is proven safe for humans this could help reduce the risk of people developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers believe that they are making major progress with the safety and effectiveness of[…]

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At Home Exam Helps People Identify Signs of Alzheimer’s

By |May 4, 2014|Categories: Breaking News, Psychology, Retirement Planning|Tags: , , , |

Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia is crucial to the success of the treatment process and researchers have developed a new way to help detect the disease at home.

The SAGE Test

An early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can help individuals begin treatment earlier, thus catching the disease in the outset and hopefully slowing its progress over time. Waiting months or years after symptoms appear to discuss them with a doctor or seek treatment can be extraordinarily detrimental and cause you to miss out on opportunities to help stave off the disease and reduce the severity of those symptoms. Researchers[…]

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Cognitive Abilities Start to Decline at Age 24, According to New Study

By |April 21, 2014|Categories: Breaking News, Psychology|Tags: , |

When talking about cognitive decline, most people think that it doesn’t happen until their senior years. If a new study is a right, though, that’s actually not the case at all. Researchers at Simon Fraser University in Canada say their new study shows that cognitive abilities actually start to go downhill at age 24.

Gaming for the Study

Researchers from the university recruited 3,305 individuals aged long term care insurance16-44 for a study to look at the connection between age and how quickly people make decisions and go back and forth between different[…]

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Anti-Anxiety Medication Linked to Increased Risk of Death

By |April 17, 2014|Categories: Advice, Breaking News, Psychology|Tags: , , , , |

A large-scale study has identified a connection between anti-anxiety medication, sleeping pills, and risk of premature mortality. Though scientists clarify the study proves correlation, not causation, the data results are still noteworthy for anyone already on or considering these drugs.

Possible Concerns

Prescriptions of anti-anxiety medication and sleeping pills have continued to increase over the years and have raised some concerns from various scientists. According to the study, more than 16 million prescriptions were written for these types of drugs in England general practice alone between 2011 and 2012.

The recent study cites evidence of adverse effects that were documented in other research[…]

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New Blood Test Accurately Predicts Alzheimer’s, Researchers Say

By |March 10, 2014|Categories: Breaking News, Psychology|Tags: , , |

A new blood test is making waves across the research community as researchers claim it can accurately predict whether or not a healthy person will ever develop Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s Blood Test

Researchers interested in finding a way to test for Alzheimer’s lead the study that looked at key indicators in the blood. They drew blood from hundreds of healthy adults over the age of 70 in both New York and California and waited to revisit those same patients. Five years later, 28 of those patients had developed the debilitating disease and scientists drew their blood again to search[…]

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