Healthcare Education

Sleep And Memory In The Aging Brain, Why They Forget

Sleep and memory in the aging brain is a fascinating area of research. One reason is that we know, just by observation, that forgetfulness is common in senior citizens. The question is why? Outside of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, what mechanisms trigger normal forgetting in the aged?   New research findings reveal a connection between…

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adult obesity

Adult Obesity Might Be Due To Childhood Sugar Cravings

Adult obesity in the United States today is at epidemic levels. Many factors are responsible, such as poor diets, lack of exercise, and a sedentary lifestyle. Specifically, 15% of adults were obese in 1970. By 2016, that percentage increased to  40%.But, some scientists, like Alex Bentley, head of the Department of Anthropology at the University…

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medicare coverage

Medicare Coverage, Do You Know What It Does, Does Not Cover?

Medicare coverage, contrary to what many people think, does not cover every health need of senior citizens. While it does pay for many things, nevertheless, it’s your responsibility to brush up on what is and what is not covered by the plan.   The items currently paid by Medicare are hospital care, doctor visits, lab…

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high drug cost

High Cost Drug Prices Reined In By The States

The high cost drug prices continue to be a problem for U.S. consumers. But now, several States have heard the complaint of its’ citizens and are taking measures to lower drug costs.       High Cost Drug: Relief In 21 States So far in 2019, new laws, provisions in state budgets and executive orders…

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arranging meaningful activities

Arranging Meaningful Activities For Alzheimer’s Patients

Arranging meaningful activities for Alzheimer’s patients can be a challenge. People with this disease need to be active and do things they enjoy. However, keep in mind that it’s not easy for them to plan their days and do different tasks.   Some symptoms of the disease are fearfulness, being quiet, or just withdrawn. You…

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eating plans

Eating Plans: So Many Diets, Which One Is Best For Me?

Eating plans are everywhere you look. For example, there is low carb, low fat, Mediterranean, keto, vegetarian — and many, many more. It seems that not a day goes by without someone coming out with a brand new diet plan. To say this is confusing is an understatement. Meanwhile, Americans are getting fatter and fatter.…

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belly fat

Belly Fat Can Give You Serious Health Problems, Remove It!

Belly fat, unlike fat located anywhere else on your body, should greatly concern you. The reason for concern is its proximity to major organs in your midsection.   Located in the abdominal cavity, belly fat is linked to several major health problems.  It’s linked to an increased risk for metabolic diseases, including insulin resistance, high…

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The Aging Brain: High Blood Pressure Kills Brain Cells

The aging brain is the focus of intensive study by the National Institute on Aging (NIA).   One area of interest to NIA researchers is the affect of high blood pressure on the cognitive ability of senior citizens. Specifically, what affect does hypertension have on the possible development of brain illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease…

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Stroke Risk Factors You May Not Be Aware Of, Find Out Now

Stroke risk prevention methods such as cholesterol medications, normal blood pressure levels, no smoking and regular exercise, are well known by most citizens. But, did you know there are also several other stroke prevention things you can do, that are not as well known? Indeed there are, and we will list some of them in…

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driving safely

Driving Safely and Alzheimer’s Disease: Is it Possible?

Driving safely means obeying all traffic laws and obligations. You need to be alert at all times, think clearly, and make the correct decisions. For example, if you’re tired, then don’t drive — let someone else do it, or take public transportation.   What about a person with Alzheimer’s disease? Would you trust them behind…

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