People With Alzheimer’s Take Conflicting Meds | Grosse Pointe, MI

Would you ever try to ride a bike by pedaling backwards? According to recent research, this is precisely what a lot of people with Alzheimer’s are doing. A study conducted by scientists at the Group Health Research Institute, has discovered that a large number of seniors taking a cholinesterase inhibitor…

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New Nutrition Labels Could Mean Less Confusion, Better Choices for Seniors An initiative to revamp the nutrition facts label on packaged foods, making them less-confusing and easier to read, is entering its final stages, according to an article in USA Today. For almost a decade now, the FDA has been…

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Seniors Missing Out on Billions in Benefits A good portion of seniors and their caregivers could use some help paying for food, heating, health care, and other life essentials, but many have little—if any—knowledge of how much financial aid they can actually get. And, in this case, what you don’t know may…

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No Gym Necessary: Daily Activities Can Improve Balance, Foil Falls in Seniors Older adults don’t necessarily have to hit the gym to improve their balance and prevent falls—they just need to get a bit creative when it comes to performing everyday household actions, according to the results of a new study from…

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Celine Dion: Singer, Spousal Caregiver, Example of Strength Celine Dion has received a great deal of attention recently as she plans to resume her regular performances in Las Vegas later this week. Around this time last year, Dion announced a hiatus from her Vegas shows and cancellation of her tour…

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Your Chronological Age is Different from Your Biological Age A groundbreaking new study confirms that people age at different rates. Rejoice, for your chronological age is, in fact, just a number! However, your biological age can reveal a great deal about your general health and the rate at which you…

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Home Safety and Dementia If you are caring for an elder with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, no doubt you have wondered if it is safe for you parent to continue living at home. Will Dad wander away from the house? Is Mom growing more confused? Does she…

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Treating Cataracts May Slow Cognitive Decline Adults who struggle with low vision, whether due to cataracts, glaucoma or other age-related eye diseases, often experience difficulty communicating with others and engaging with their surroundings; two important factors for staying mentally sharp. There are various surgeries and treatments available to alleviate these…

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The Importance of a Positive Attitude Do you wake up every morning appreciative of another day or do you roll out of bed with, “Oh, another day of the same old thing”? Our attitude sets the stage for how each day plays out. Attitude can affect our health, our marriage,…

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You Have the Right to Decide:  Expressing Your Health Care Wishes Advances in medical technology now enable individuals to survive illnesses and injuries that previously would have been fatal. These advances may be a blessing for many, but they raise questions about the quality of life as it is prolonged….