Posts Tagged ‘dementia’

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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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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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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Tips for Caregivers and their Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s During Holidays

How to Care for a Loved one with Alzheimer’s and Enjoy Holidays  Holidays can present unique challenges for Alzheimer’s caregivers. On the one hand, the holidays bring friends and families together, trigger up good memories and can also be a kind of reminiscent therapy for people with Alzheimer’s suffering from memory loss. However, holidays  can…

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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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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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DNA Testing can Show if you are at Risk for Certain Diseases

DNA testing has become very popular and while many people who invest in DNA testing are only trying to find their roots and ancestry, other people are investing in DNA testing to discover genetic health markers. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave permission last year for 23andMe to test for inherited diseases. Simple Saliva…

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Why Some People with Alzheimer’s Hallmarks Never Develop the Dementia

Studies Showed that the Hallmark Proteins of Alzheimer’s Did not Grow in the Synapses Neuroscientists have been intrigued by research that discovered people with classical Alzheimer’s hallmarks of beta amyloid protein plaques and tangles made up of tau protein in their brains who never developed Alzheimer’s disease. These are called Non-Demented with Alzheimer’s Neuropathology (NDAN).…

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