April 2013 Posts

Mediterranean Diet May Lower Heart Disease Risk

Findings from a Mediterranean diet study published on The New England Journal of Medicine’s website in February 2013 reveal about a 30 percent drop in heart attacks, strokes or deaths from heart disease for people who follow the diet rich in olive oil, nuts, fish, beans, fruits, vegetables and even wine.

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Yes, You Can Take Your Senior Loved One on a Trip

Family caregivers often feel they can’t take their elderly loved one on vacation, but with proper planning, trips with senior loved ones can be both enjoyable and memorable for everyone.

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34 Medications That May Be Risky for Older Adults

According to the National Institutes of Health, drug-related illness is the cause for up to 23 percent of hospitalizations among seniors. This is why it's especially important for doctors and researchers to keep track of the medications that may cause harmful reactions in older patients.

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Tablet Computers Increase Elders’ Readability

A presentation at the 2012 American Academy of Ophthalmology’s annual meeting offered new findings on why tablet computers are helping people age 50 and older read with more clarity and speed.

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Join Us in Recognizing World Parkinson’s Day

April 11 is designated as World Parkinson’s Day, a time to encourage people all across the globe to be aware of this neurodegenerative brain disease and raise funds to support care and research for finding a cure for Parkinson’s.

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Easing the Burdens of Caregiving

Serving as a family caregiver for an ill or aging loved one often is rewarding, yet involves sacrifice and stress.

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