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”

Caregiver Burnout: Steps for Coping With Stress

Caregiver Burnout: Steps for Coping With Stress Without a doubt, 2020 was a stressful year for older adults because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And, the stress was even greater for those who cared for seniors during this turbulent time. Routine caregiving, however, was an overwhelming responsibility long before the coronavirus disease outbreak. In fact, a … Continue reading “Caregiver Burnout: Steps for Coping With Stress”

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”

Coronavirus—The Latest News and Information

Coronavirus—The Latest News and Information The United States reached a milestone in its fight against coronavirus with 50 percent of the adult population or nearly 130 million adults, fully vaccinated, according to data from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Prior to the May 25th announcement about reaching the milestone, the CDC had … Continue reading “Coronavirus—The Latest News and Information”

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”

Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert

Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert It takes time and effort to find the right product or service when shopping online. But, while doing an online search, shoppers may not be aware that scammers are following them around. Fraudsters troll online shoppers to find out what they are searching for or the links they are clicking … Continue reading “Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert”

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”

Caregiving During The Pandemic

Caregiving During The Pandemic Peggy Nixa wanted to do something different after retiring from AAA, where she had worked for 30 years. One day, Nixa was reading an article about caregiving and became interested in entering the field. Nixa, however, was concerned that her lack of medical training would stop her from becoming a caregiver. … Continue reading “Caregiving During The Pandemic”

Predicting Parkinson’s Risk

Predicting Parkinson’s Risk Dr. Michael Schlossmacher came up with an idea for calculating the risk of Parkinson’s disease in healthy adults while reading the book, Brilliant Blunders, which focuses on five renowned scientists and the major mistakes they made while researching their theories. The “blunders,” however, were an essential part of achieving scientific breakthroughs. The … Continue reading “Predicting Parkinson’s Risk”