Posts Tagged ‘Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)’

American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Recommends Annual Memory Tests for Seniors

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) recommends that Seniors age 65 and over be screened every year by their physicians for thinking and memory problems. Aging is a major risk factor for developing problems with memory and thinking. This recommendation was published September 18, 2019, online in the journal of Neurology . The test may…

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A Good Mattress and a Good Night’s Sleep

Did you know that we humans spend a third of our lives sleeping? When we have a good night’s sleep our waking hours are also good. However, if we toss and turn all night, we might wake up grumpy with sore muscles and an aching back. We will be tired without energy during the day…

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How to Cope with Sundown Syndrome (Sundowning)

Sundown Syndrome (Sundowning) Many caregivers and family members of seniors with Alzheimer’s dread the setting of the sun. When that evening sun goes down, many people afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease begin to show signs of sundowning or sundown syndrome. As the sun sets, they become more agitated, restless, confused, angry, sad, moody and even aggressive…

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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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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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Long-term Care and Skilled Nursing

National Skilled Nursing Care Week 2019 Next week from May 12-18, 2019 Royal Suites Healthcare and Rehabilitation will be participating in the National Skilled Nursing care Week (NSNCW). The NSNCW 2019 theme, “Live Soulfully,” will celebrate skilled nursing facilities, their residents and staff and will showcase how they gain happy minds and healthy souls. Established…

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A Disease that Mimics Alzheimer’s Disease

Scientists have discovered that not all people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) actually have Alzheimer’s because they have discovered a disease that mimics Alzheimer’s, but is not AD. The National Institute on Aging (NIA) issued guidelines April 30, 2019 for this newly found disease. The guidelines were from a workshop funded by…

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Yerba Santa Shrub may be able to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)

The search for a cure, prevention or way to retard the progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) so far has not borne fruit, in spite of the fact that millions of dollars are being poured into research. Scientists all over the world are trying hard to find some way to prevent, slow down or cure Alzheimer’s…

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Vascular Dementia is the Second Most Commonly Found Dementia

Vascular dementia also called vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) is the second most commonly found dementia after Alzheimer’s disease (AD). While it may appear similar to Alzheimer’s disease (AD), it is from a completely different cause. Vascular dementia is caused by blockings and damage to arteries that carry blood flow to the brain. This is often…

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