Handgrip Strength Can Predict Cognitive Decline In Seniors

Handgrip strength can accurately predict a cognitive decline in senior citizens, according to a recent National Institute of Aging study. Results were published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.   Older adults with a weaker handgrip were more likely to be cognitively impaired than those with a stronger grip. These findings suggest that handgrip strength…

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November Is National Family Caregivers Month, Say Thank You

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November is designated as National Family Caregivers Month. It is a time to recognize and salute family caregivers across the country — for their dedication, hard work and self-sacrifice. This year’s theme is “Caregiving Around the Clock.”   President Clinton signed the first National Family Caregivers Month Presidential Proclamation in 1997. Since then, every President…

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Beta Amyloid Deposits Accurate Predictor Of Future Alzheimer’s Onset

Beta amyloid deposits and excessive daytime sleepiness may be an accurate predictor of future Alzheimer’s onset in senior citizens, according to a recent National Institute On Aging (NIA) study. In the study, senior citizens who normally are active during the day but continuously felt sleepy, showed three times more deposits of beta amyloid compared to…

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Alzheimer’s Disease Rates To Double by 2060, Says CDC

Alzheimer’s disease rates in the United States are expected to double by the year 2060, according to the latest study by The Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC statistics are derived from actuarial data which predicts more people living into old age ( 65 years ), and health claims data from 28 million Medicare…

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Belly Fat In Seniors May Lead to Poor Memory, Cognitive Decline

Belly fat in seniors can lead to poor memory, cognitive decline, and even Alzheimer’s disease and dementia; a study reports. Currently, approximately 47 million people worldwide are affected by dementia. And as the number of senior citizens rises, so does the number of dementia and Alzheimer’s patients.This number is expected to rise to 75 million…

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Wristband With Sensors May Improve Lives of Dementia Patients

A wristband with sensors may improve the lives of dementia patients. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute in Berlin, Germany have developed a sensor and software package that tracks patients with developing dementia. The sensor is encased in a wristband and tracks the disease progression in the patient. It measures the patient’s vital signs, environmental data,…

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Alzheimer’s Awareness Month Observed This Month of June

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month is being observed this month of June 2018.   Alzheimer’s Awareness: Devastating Disease Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. Eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks becomes impossible. In most people with the disease, symptoms first appear in their mid-60s. Alzheimer’s…

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Memory Improvement In Seniors Through Deep Sleep

Memory lapses are more common and frequent in the elderly, perhaps because their brain waves can’t sync to save new memories, researchers at University of California, Berkeley found. In stage 4 sleep, the brain produces delta waves almost exclusively. It is very difficult to wake someone during stages 3 and 4, which together are called deep sleep. There is no eye…

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