Alzheimer’s Drug Flashes Potential, Not Enough for Current Sufferers

After months of disappointing trials for budding Alzheimer’s therapies, it appears as though researchers may have finally found the key to slowing mental decline for people in the mild stages of the disease, according to study results presented at the American Neurological Association’s 2012 Annual Meeting. Though it failed to…

Elderly Parents Can Help Build Positive Relationships

What do elderly parents owe their children? What can they do to improve relationships with adult children as health declines and they need more assistance? If you are an aging parent: Learn about the developmental changes of middle age and the problems that adult children face today. Cooperate with adult…

Three Tips to Healthy Aging

You might be wondering what the secrets are to aging gracefully. Everyone is going to tell you something a little different, and the truth is that there are no secrets. If you want to live a long life, then covering three main aspects is what will help you to age…

Information about Vascular Dementia & Memory Loss

After Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of significant memory loss is vascular dementia—a disorder often resulting from a series of tiny strokes( known as infarcts) that destroy brain cells. Each small infarct may be inconsequential alone, but the cumulative effect of many infarcts can destroy enough brain tissue to impair memory,…

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Learn the cardiac symptoms you should never ignore—and what to do about them Chest pain can be scary: Is it heartburn, or an impending heart attack? In many cases it’s neither: A condition known as angina—whose symptoms may include pain, tightness or a burning sensation in the chest as well as pain in…

Gynecological Exams in Older Women

When the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued guidelines in 2012 stating that most women over age 65 no longer need an annual Pap test to screen for cervical cancer, many women viewed that as reason not to keep their yearly gynecologist appointment. But is it wise for women to…

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Getting your flu vaccine every fall should be a fairly routine task. And if you haven’t been making the immunization a yearly habit, now’s a good time to start, especially if you’re 65 or older: Adults in that age range are at increased risk of developing serious complications from the flu, which can…

How to hire a home care provider

  How you go about hiring home care providers will partially depend on what kind of help you are looking for, as well as your country of residence. For example, hiring someone to handle shopping or yard maintenance is different from someone to provide hands-on or live-in care. However, there…

What Is a Pain Doctor?

Pain Doctor Education & Training A pain doctor, also called a pain specialist or pain management specialist, is a medical doctor (M.D.) or doctor of osteopathy (D.O.) who specializes in pain medicine. Pain medicine is a medical specialty that focuses on the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of pain. Pain doctors specialize in…

Diabetes and Dental Problems

Just as diabetes increases your risk of skin infections, it also increases infections in your mouth and gums. Normally, saliva protects against bacterial growth in the mouth, but if you have insufficient saliva (dry mouth), food particles will collect around your teeth, causing cavities and gum infections as well as dental plaques that…