Respite Care: A Break for Caregivers and Seniors

Volunteer Caregivers Work 24/7 without Pay No matter what our jobs are we all need to take a break. No one can go 24/7 without a rest. However, voluntary caregivers who work without pay 24/7, are usually family members of seniors suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s. At present, Medicare will not pay for a senior…

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Alzheimer’s Vaccine Was Effective with Mice

Vaccine Targets Beta Amyloid Proteins Dr. Eitan Okun, a neuroscientist who heads the Paul E. Feder Alzheimer’s Research Lab at Bar-Ilan University in Israel has developed a vaccine that targets the amyloid beta proteins that build the plaque that lead to brain destruction in Alzheimer’s disease. A big breakthrough came when Dr. Okun successfully tested…

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Cruciferous Vegetables may Lower Risk for Heart Attacks and Stroke

Vegetables can Help to Prevent Atherosclerosis A study published April 4, 2018, in the Journal of the American Heart Association showed that eating vegetables daily, especially those in the cruciferous or allium vegetable families resulted in lower mortality from atherosclerotic vascular disease (ASVD). ASVD is a major cause of heart attacks and strokes. Cruciferous and…

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New Blood Test to Identify Risk for Alzheimer’s

News about a new blood test to discover who is at risk for Alzheimer’s disease years before the symptoms show up was published April 6, 2018, in EMBO Molecular Medicine. Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s disease causes the build up of amyloid plaques and tau tangles in the brain, which in turn cause the destruction of brain…

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The Mediterranean Diet Slows Aging

Countries around the Mediterranean had Lower Levels Heart Disease, Stroke and Dementia In 1958 it was noted that people living around the Mediterranean in countries like Greece and Italy had lower rates of heart disease, stroke and dementia than other countries. Researchers began investigating what was different in their lifestyles. They came up with their…

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A Saliva test to Predict who is at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Ibuprofen is not a Cure for Alzheimer’s Recent media headlines declaring that Ibuprofen could prevent Alzheimer’s disease appeared very quickly all around the world. Only a few of the articles bothered to explain that Ibuprofen is not a cure for Alzheimer’s, but if it is taken early enough, before the disease sets in, it may stop…

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Acupuncture can Repair Cartilage in Knee Osteoarthritis (KOA) in Rabbits

Acupuncture Speeds up Articular Cartilage Repair For thousands of years traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has claimed that acupuncture could heal knee problems like osteoarthritis of the knee. While acupuncture patients make positive reports of a reduction in pain, this could not be proven scientifically. Now it was put to the test of scientific scrutiny, which…

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Effective Interventions to Prevent Falls in Seniors

Falls can Lead to Disability and Reduced Quality of Life Falls are so prevalent in seniors, and a bad fall can lead to death, disability and a reduced quality of life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than a third of seniors over the age of 65 fall each year…

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Beets may be able to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

A compound called betanin found in beets Beta vulgaris, a common garden vegetable may be able to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The study published by the American Chemical Society was presented at the 255th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) on March 20, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Betanin Stopped Oxidation of…

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