More Seniors May Need Rehabilitative Therapy Due to Sheltering During COVID

More Seniors May Need Rehabilitative Therapy Due to Sheltering During COVID The older adult population was the first to get hit by the coronavirus disease pandemic in early 2020. So, to reduce their exposure to the potentially fatal virus, public health experts advised people 65 years old and older to stay at home. As a … Continue reading “More Seniors May Need Rehabilitative Therapy Due to Sheltering During COVID”

Staying Sharp Keeping Sharp, Brain Health As You Age

Staying Sharp Keeping Sharp, Brain Health As You Age Dr. Gary Small’s patient, Sharon, was afraid that she was developing Alzheimer’s disease, a condition her grandmother had when she was 79. The 46-year-old single mother of three teenagers was working full time and had been forgetting things, missing appointments, and finding it hard to focus … Continue reading “Staying Sharp Keeping Sharp, Brain Health As You Age”

Dementia In The Movies

Dementia In The Movies Viggo Mortensen was at his mother’s funeral when he began writing down stories people were telling about her. The award-winning actor’s mother, Grace, died in 2015 due to complications from dementia. Mortensen (Green Book, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Eastern Promises) heard some of the stories before but, at the … Continue reading “Dementia In The Movies”

How A.I. Is Learning To Fight Cancer

How A.I. Is Learning To Fight Cancer In 2013, Hisashi Kambe, a computer systems engineer, developed a unique system that used artificial intelligence (AI) to identify baked goods at a Japanese bakery. The BakeryScan system, for instance, could distinguish a cake from a croissant and a Danish from a turnover. BakeryScan was featured on television … Continue reading “How A.I. Is Learning To Fight Cancer”

Parkinson’s Care

Parkinson’s Care Regular physical activity and eating the right foods can make a positive impact on people living with Parkinson’s disease, recent studies have found. In fact, studies suggest ongoing vigorous exercise, particularly aerobic exercise, might help slow cognitive decline in people in the early stages of neurodegenerative disorder. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder … Continue reading “Parkinson’s Care”

Predicting Dementia Risk

Predicting Dementia Risk With the older adult population expected to increase over the next two decades, health officials around the globe expect a rise in the number of seniors living with dementia. To help identify people at risk for dementia—and to help them potentially reduce their risk for the cognitive disorder—researchers have created different models … Continue reading “Predicting Dementia Risk”

Bread and Pasta Linked to Lower Risk of Death

Bread and Pasta Linked to Lower Risk of Death Bread and pasta go well together in a meal, but there’s usually concern over the high amount of carbohydrates. A new study, however, found that eating more protein from plant-based foods like pasta, bread, and cereal, was linked to a lower risk of death overall and … Continue reading “Bread and Pasta Linked to Lower Risk of Death”

Eating Dairy Linked to Lower Risk of Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

Eating Dairy Linked to Lower Risk of Diabetes and High Blood Pressure Eating at least two servings of dairy every day may lower the risk of developing diabetes and high blood pressure, according to findings from a large international study. Results also showed that higher consumption of whole-fat dairy alone, or eaten in combination with low-fat … Continue reading “Eating Dairy Linked to Lower Risk of Diabetes and High Blood Pressure”

N95, Cloth Masks Still In Demand One Year After COVID-19 Outbreak

N95, Cloth Masks Still In Demand One Year After COVID-19 Outbreak U.S. manufacturers are ramping up production of N95 respirators and people continue to make cloth masks at home one year after the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. At the same time, some states are reopening and lifting their mask mandates. Government leaders in Texas, … Continue reading “N95, Cloth Masks Still In Demand One Year After COVID-19 Outbreak”

Gardening: Get Started Now

Gardening: Get Started Now It’s never too late to take up gardening. Not only will you reap the benefits of having fresh vegetables on your plate or colorful flowers and ornamental plants decorating your yard, but you may be prolonging your life. Studies show that older adults can get as much physical activity planting seeds, … Continue reading “Gardening: Get Started Now”