Studying Aging in a New Way

The external signs of aging are all pretty familiar to us. Graying hair, more wrinkles, and problems with memory are all common parts of the aging process. However, what exactly happens to the brain as we age is still very unknown. Experts have theories surrounding neurological diseases. But at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, they have developed a new way of imaging the brain and its complexities. Scientists are calling [...]

By |2020-07-23T12:38:54-07:00August 6th, 2020|Aging, Brian Health, Medical, Science, Technology|0 Comments

Fighting for a Cure for Alzheimer’s

"The first person to one day be cured of Alzheimer's is alive today." After 58 year old Judi Polak was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, this became her mantra. The specialists they consulted were pretty pessimistic about Judi's prognosis. But Judi wanted to fight her disease. Therefore, when she heard of a groundbreaking new clinical trial aimed at treating Alzheimer's, she immediately signed up to participate. While the treatment is still in [...]

By |2020-02-21T10:45:25-07:00February 24th, 2020|Alzheimer's Disease, Health, Medical, Science, Technology|0 Comments

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease

Most people who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease have been told about it by their physicians. They probably know it's a neuro-degenerative disease that attacks the central nervous system. Furthermore, they have likely learned that this disease makes movement difficult or impaired. However, there are still numerous facts about Parkinson's that people are unaware of. It may affect you, your loved one, or a friend. Regardless, understanding Parkinson's desease [...]

By |2019-06-10T16:38:16-07:00July 4th, 2019|Health, Medical, Parkinson's Disease|0 Comments

Understanding Frontotemporal Dementia

Alzheimer's is a commonly heard of form of dementia. Yet other lesser known forms of dementia are out there. And they are tearing apart millions of lives. Frontotemporal dementia is one of these devastating forms of dementia. Mental illness is a common misdiagnosis when it comes to Frontotemporal dementia. Consequently, this leads to the average time to diagnosis being about three years. It mainly affects people under 60 and is [...]

By |2019-05-17T12:36:31-07:00May 30th, 2019|Dementia, Health, Medical|0 Comments

Avoiding Errors in Medical Bills

As we age, we need more health care. Of course, this leads to the medical bills piling up. Surprisingly, experts say that up to 80 percent of medical bills contain errors of some kind. Therefore, it is crucial to make sure you are aware of what you are paying for. This can be difficult, especially for seniors who receive what seems to be never ending bills. But by following a [...]

By |2019-04-22T16:13:03-07:00May 13th, 2019|Aging, Financial Matters, Medical|0 Comments

Helping Elderly Patients Through Surgery

We all know the elderly population requires more specialized care than younger people do. This may be due to chronic conditions, weakened immune systems, and lowered muscle tone. However, special consideration should be taken when helping elderly patients through surgery.  It could mean the difference between going back to normal life and long-term disabilities. According to the Philly Inquirer, knowing the patient's baseline functioning is the first step. This is [...]

By |2019-04-22T13:49:07-07:00May 2nd, 2019|Aging Issues, Health, Medical|0 Comments

Alzheimer’s Awareness: Know the Facts

Alzheimer's disease is more common than you think. This devastating disease impacts many lives. Not only the patients are affected, but their families and friends as well. In Arizona alone, there are an estimated 140,000 people living with Alzheimer's disease. Although many of our clients and their families already deal with the effects of it, it's important to know the facts. Through awareness and knowledge, research and advances in treatment [...]

By |2019-01-07T11:14:38-07:00January 17th, 2019|Alzheimer's Disease, Medical, Science|0 Comments

Overlooked Tax Deductions for Seniors

Medical bills add up as we get older. Especially if you have a serious medical condition, you may quickly find yourself overwhelmed by expenses. An alarming $280,000 is the average cost for medical care for seniors. And if you are paying out of pocket for long term care, you can expect to add in an additional $4,000 to $7,000 per month. But on the bright side, nearly 9 million Americans [...]

By |2018-12-19T11:14:20-07:00December 21st, 2018|Financial Matters, Health, Medical|0 Comments

Proper Disposal of Medications

Most of the elderly population relies on medication or medical devices of some type.  It may be syringes for insulin. Or it could be blood pressure or pain medication. In addition, medical needs change as people age. Regardless, the proper disposal of medications and medical devices that are no longer needed is essential. Drug Watch outlines the guidelines for proper medication disposal. However, it is important to note that different things [...]

By |2018-10-24T14:45:14-07:00November 7th, 2018|Health, Medical|1 Comment
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