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  • Going Back in Time to Help Dementia Patients

    Over 1.3 million people currently live in Nursing facilities across the United States. Out of that number, over 54% are diagnosed and living with Dementia in various forms. We have all heard the stories of panicked episodes, acting out, and even violence from patients who experience symptoms which can be triggered for a variety of reasons. What we do know is that often these tactics don’t work. Restraining the patients, putting them in lockdown wards, may help keep them physically safe – but can have far reaching consequences for them and the staff who care for them.

    Luckily, some countries in Europe have gotten ahead of the curve and are introducing some novel and unique environments for Dementia patients, and they’re really clever! Since we know in nearly all cases when symptoms and memory loss appears, it’s short term memory most

    Apr 01, 2019
  • A Link Between Depression and Stroke

    With all the recent news surrounding the prevalence of Stroke, and its scary inclination towards striking people seemingly in the prime of their lives, we thought it would be a good week to talk about some new findings.

    While the exact cause of Ischemic Stroke is unclear, and in most cases a layered set of circumstances, a recent study is detecting a link between Depression and Stroke. The results of the 1,100 person controlled study will be presented in May at the America Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting. The study involved about 1,100 people living in New York City; the participants had an average age of 70 and had never had a stroke. At the start of the study, participants filled out a survey designed to measure symptoms of depression, such as feeling sad or feeling like everything is an effort. Based on the survey, the

    Mar 25, 2019
  • Pet Therapy and the Huge Benefits for Seniors

    There’s a reason the saying ‘Man’s best friend’ never goes out of style. Dogs the world over have taken up the calling to be caregivers in their own right. Many agencies, hospitals, and physicians have a resident canine to help make patients happy and calm. If they say laughter is the best medicine, four paws and a wet nose comes in a close second. Lets take a look at some of the benefits of participating in pet therapy programs:

    Physical, Emotional and Psychological Benefits of Pet Therapy for Seniors

    • Seniors with heart conditions who own pets tend to outlive those who don’t.
    • Walking a dog provides much-needed physical exercise, which leads to improved mobility and a healthier lifestyle overall.
    • The ability to have something to pet or touch can result in lower blood pressure, normal heart rate and reduced stress.
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    Mar 18, 2019
  • Supplements for Alzheimer’s Treatment? The FDA Says No

    Americans are an optimistic bunch. There’s nothing we love more than to try a wide variety of fringe, homeopathic, or eastern medicine to cure what ails us. Most of the time, it can have some success. Our cold can be alleviated with Zinc lozenges, our aches and pains can be help with acupuncture and so on.

    Dementia is a different type of condition altogether. There is no time-table for recovery because the disease is progressive by nature. With over 72 types of Dementia, and nearly 6 million diagnosed cases yearly across the country, it’s understandable that the ‘outlandish’ may seem perfectly plausible for treatment. Like many perennial diseases, hope will spring eternal in the quest for a cure.

    It appears the FDA has had enough. On February 11, 2019 the agency mailed letters to 17 companies it accused of illegally marketing

    Mar 11, 2019
  • Senior Ingenuity Meets a Growing Need

    Yesterday, we came across an article that caught our attention. The headline reads ‘ Retiree Decides to Spend Rest of Life at Holiday Inn, Since it’s Cheaper than a Senior Home’. 61-year-old Terry Robinson, a reasonably healthy and infinitely clever recent retiree has opted to invest his pension and funding into living where most of us only pass through.

    Why would he do such an outrageous thing? It’s simple, really. It’s less expensive. After crunching the numbers, Terry realized he could receive many of the same amenities at a hotel, than a far more costly nursing facility. Let’s look at the numbers: With his ‘Senior Discount’, the cost for a private room works out to less than $60 per day. On average, a daily rate for a nursing facility is $188 per day. This shift allots Terry a savings of $128.00 per day in which he can pay for

    Mar 05, 2019