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Dementia that can be Reversed is Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (iNPH )

There is a kind of dementia called idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) that can resemble Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s, but is curable. Whereas, there is no cure for either Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease, iNPH can be reversed. The problem is that because the symptoms so closely resemble both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, iNPH is often…

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Managing Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

When people hear the term congestive heart failure (CHF), they think the heart has stopped functioning. This is not the case. Cardiac arrest is when the heart stops working. Congestive heart failure (CHF) is when the muscles of the heart cannot properly pump blood the way they are supposed to. CHF most often begins with…

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What to Look for When Visiting your Aging Parents

An article by the Mayo Clinic Staff gives insights on what to look for as warning signs of possible health problems when visiting aging parents. In many cases this may also be a single aging parent who has lost a spouse due to death or divorce. Taking Care of Themselves The main thing you want…

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Genetic Disorder Hemochromatosis Causes Serious Health Problems for Seniors

According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), hemochromatosis is a common genetic disorder that affects more than a million Americans. Recent research by the University of Exeter in the UK and the University of Connecticut and the NIA intramural Research Program show that hemochromatosis appears to make far more serious health problems for seniors…

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The Mediterranean Diet May Protect against Late-life Depression

A study presented at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting May 19, 2019 in San Francisco, shows that a high adherence to a Mediterranean Diet may reduce the risk of late-life depression in seniors. The cross-sectional study was carried out by researchers at the Hellenic Open University in Greece and led by Konstantinos Argyropoulos with…

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Compounds in Broccoli may be Beneficial Against Cancer, Osteoarthritis and Schizophrenia

Research has shown that compounds found in the super food broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables are associated with lower risks for developing cancer, preventing cartilage destruction in osteoarthritis and treating schizophrenia. While research showed an association with broccoli and a lower risk for cancer, no one had known for certain how broccoli protects against cancer.…

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Growing Old in New Jersey the 2019 Senior Report

The 2019 Senior Report The 2019 Senior Report published by the United Health Foundation covers health rankings for each state for the more than 50 million seniors who live in the United States, an increase of 45%  from the 30 million in 2000. This also includes the rise of the young senior (ages 65-74) population.…

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Impaired Vision in Seniors Doubles the Risk for Falls

Falls are a leading cause disability in seniors. In fact, falls are the leading cause of injury among seniors. Falls can lead to a loss of independence and even death in seniors, especially if they suffer a traumatic brain injury or a hip fracture. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every…

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