Monthly Archives: April 2013

Fend Off ALZ with Exercise

Fend off Alzheimer’s with exercise; household activities are a good start.  Fortunately, a recent large-scale analysis by the Ontario Brain Institute has confirmed a strong causal relationship between physical activity and many aspects of Alzheimer’s. Click here to view article.

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Fall Factors

Falls don’t “just happen,” and people don’t fall because they get older. Often, more than one underlying cause or risk factor is involved in a fall. Click here to view article on factors which cause falls

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86 y/o Dominates Gymnastics Competition

“I’m too old!” is no longer an excuse! 86-year-old gymnast Johanna Quaas competed in Germany’s Cottbus Challenger Cup and dominated on the parallel bars and with her floor routine. Click here to view Johanna’s routine.

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Dementia Tsunami

Oncoming Dementia Tsunami. Health professionals discuss Where is the science on Alzheimer’s? Are there ways to prevent it? And how can we better prepare caregivers? Click here to view short video

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Discussing the Difficulties of Aging

Aging can be difficult, bringing along new challenges of declining health, loneliness and changes in lifestyles. More and more seniors are using psychologists to help them cope with these changes. Here, three seniors speak about beginning to see a therapist … Continue reading

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Disease Overlap

42% of assisted living residents have dementia; 9% have dementia, high blood pressure AND heart disease. Many studies have suggested a link between vascular disease and dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s, and researchers are focusing on possible interconnections. Dr. P. Murali Doraiswamy, … Continue reading

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Motivation to Get Moving!

For some time, exercise scientists have suspected that the motivation to exercise — or not — must have a genetic component.  A recent study completed by the University of Missouri shows that motivation to exercise may just be genetic. Click here … Continue reading

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Artificially Grown Kidney

Scientists have grown the first working kidney! Approx. 18,000 kidney transplants are performed in the US every year; more than 5X that are Americans with end-stage kidney disease on the waiting list for an organ. Click here to learn more.

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Keeping Seniors Connected

We are now aware that loneliness is a health hazard.  Healthy communication cuts down on disability and extends life expectancy, but are you concerned your social circle will get smaller with age?  Please read the article below for information on … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s and Exercise

Today is World Parkinson’s Day, and this amazing video chronicles a day with Parkinson’s Disease and the benefits of exercise for patients!! Click here to view video

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