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Senior Women Who Snooze Soundly Age Healthy Q. The older I get, the more trouble I have sleeping and, since my husband died after 53 years of marriage, it’s gotten worse. I find I don’t feel as good during the day as a result, even though I take long naps. Cutting down on your napping [...]
Diet Plays a Role in Preventing and Slowing Parkinson’s Parkinson’s disease is caused by the progressive death of the neurons responsible for producing dopamine, a neurotransmitter closely linked with movement control. Researchers from the Université Laval (Quebec City) discovered that omega-3 fatty acids can help protect the brain from Parkinson’s disease. Researchers believe that their [...]
Destination Amnesia a Concern for Seniors Older adults are more likely to have destination memory failures – forgetting who they’ve shared or not shared information with, according to a new study led by Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute. It’s the kind of memory faux pas that can lead to awkward or embarrassing social situations and even [...]
Partners of Breast Cancer Patients Suffer from Mood Disorders Question: I was the primary caregiver for my 84-year-old wife, who recently died from breast cancer. I am having trouble coping. Is my situation unique and what can I do? A recent study revealed that many male partners of breast cancer patients are at increased risk [...]
Stress Fuels Cancer Growth While caregiving has many upsides, it’s one of the most stressful jobs there is and a commitment that definitely takes a toll on the family caregiver. In 2005, three-fifths of caregivers reported fair or poor health status, one or more chronic conditions, or a disability, compared with one-third of non-caregivers.1 Caregivers also [...]
Alzheimer’s Disease a World-Wide Issue Q. Alzheimer’s disease is such big news in the U.S. What about elsewhere? And what can the average person do to fight this terrible disease? Recent news about the global impact of Alzheimer’s disease is very unsettling. A landmark report on the Global Economic Impact of Dementia finds that Alzheimer’s [...]
Preventing Muscle Loss in Seniors Nearly nine in 10 people think feeling weaker is one of the worst parts of aging, but few Americans over the age of 45 are taking steps to prevent muscle loss, a new study finds. The survey, commissioned by Abbott and developed in conjunction with the AGS Foundation for Health [...]
Caring for a Loved One with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease Many family caregivers presently care for a parent or spouse who is suffering from some form of dementia. In fact, the frequency of dementia increases with rising age from less than 2% for 65-69-year-olds, to 5% for 75-79 year-olds and to more than 20% for [...]
Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning and intellectual reasoning due to changes in the brain caused by disease. Those with dementia tend to repeat questions, become disoriented in familiar places, neglect personal hygiene or nutrition, or get confused about people or time. It can be caused by many things, some [...]