Diabetes Shown to be Risk for Parkinson’s Disease (PD)

November 2018 is National Diabetes Month November is National Diabetes Month and to date no real cure has been found for diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2015 there were 30.3 million Americans (9.4% of the population) with diabetes (mainly type 2 diabetes) and 1.25 million American children and adults with type 1…

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Today is World Stroke Day

Today, October 29 is World Stroke Day, which is sponsored by the World Stroke Organization (WSO) to raise worldwide awareness that strokes can be treated and prevented. According to the WSO, about 80 million people worldwide have suffered from a stroke and about 50 million stroke survivors are afflicted with some kind of disability or…

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New Breakthrough Gives Hope to Millions of Seniors with Hearing Loss

Scientists Succeeded to Regrow Sensory Hairs Necessary for Proper Hearing A new study published September 30, 2018, in the European Journal of Neuroscience is about a major breakthrough that could possibly restore hearing loss to more than 40 million Americans who have experienced some degree of hearing impairment. Scientists at the University of Rochester Medical…

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First Annual Art Show For Those Caring For Loved Ones With Alzheimer’s

We are so grateful to have been able to host our first Annual Art Show in support of those dealing with loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s. We hope to hold many more in the future. Click on the link below to see more! http://www.shorelocalnews.com/art-show-for-alzheimers-features-the-artwork-of-those-living-with-dementia/

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Today is Global Hand Washing Day

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in observance of the 10th annual Global Hand Washing Day, October 15, 2018, is giving a live demonstration on Facebook of how to properly wash your hands with soap. Global hand washing day was established in 2008 as a way to raise awareness of a very simple…

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Type of Vitamin B3 Nicotinamide Riboside (NR) Worsens Parkinson’s

  In June 21, 2018, we posted a blog article about research that showed that a type of Vitamin B3 called nicotinamide riboside (NR) could possibly help prevent motor decline in Parkinson’s disease (PD). The studies were carried out on fish and Drosophila fly models and the researchers wrote that further research was necessary to…

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October is Lewy Body Dementia Awareness Month

Second most Common Dementia after Alzheimer’s According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), Lewy body dementia (LBD) is the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. LBD affects more than a million people in the United States. Lewy bodies are named for Dr. Friederich Lewy, a German neurologist who discovered the abnormal…

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Vision Loss from Aging may be Prevented by Diet

Results of a study published June 21, 2018, in Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology show that proper dietary habits may prevent or slow down the progression to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) which is the most common cause of vision loss in seniors age 50 and over. AMD causes damage to the macula of the eye, which…

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