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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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Cell Phone Game Predicts Alzheimer’s Appearing Years Later

A new cell phone game, has been developed that can predict a person’s getting Alzheimer’s disease years later. For this disease, a diagnosis often relies on signs of memory problems. However, these issues usually do not appear until many years after the disease has actually developed. Now, a new smartphone game is using spatial navigation…

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Preventing and Surviving Strokes

The National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW) The National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW) is from May 13-19. It traditionally begins on Mother’s Day, which this year falls on May 13 and this year it will focus on “Celebrating Life’s Stories.” Here at Ditmas Park, resident mothers will be honored with a Mother’s Day celebration…

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Seniors and Alcohol

UK Lowered Guidelines for Drinking Alcohol There is certainly confusion concerning drinking alcoholic beverages. Past studies have claimed that a few alcoholic drinks a day are beneficial to health. However, newer studies and wider research have caused doctors and health associations to re-think otherwise. In fact, the UK recently lowered their guidelines to promote less…

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Knitting Therapy for Seniors

Knitting Therapy is a Popular Activity Knitting is one of the handcrafts that is still popular in today’s digital world and knitting therapy has shown itself to be enormously beneficial for senior health in a preventive way and in a therapeutic way. Knitting is both mental and physical therapy. It is beneficial for the mind…

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Alzheimer’s Disease Begins in Infancy in Polluted Cities

Alzheimer’s Begins in Infancy from Air Pollution A new study by researchers from the University of Montana headed by Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas published July 2018 in the Journal of Environmental Research shows that increased air pollution (smog) of fine particulate matter, ozone  and combustion-derived nanoparticles (CDNPs) in cities raise an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease. These…

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Vascular Dementia – Vascular Cognitive Impairment (VCI)

Vascular Dementia – Vascular Cognitive Impairment (VCI) Vascular dementia also called vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) is the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer’s Disease, but it can sometimes be prevented. In some ways they appear similar, but the cause of each one is completely different. Vascular dementia is caused by obstructions and damage…

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Seniors and Art Therapy

Art Therapy is Non-Pharmacological Treatment Art Therapy has been shown to be very beneficial to seniors in both short and long care rehabilitation and nursing facilities like the Ditmas Park Rehab and Care Center in Brooklyn, New York.  Art Therapy is a non-pharmacological way to treat seniors whether their problems are physical like recovering from…

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