12 Ways to Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

12 Ways to Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating illness that affects over 27 million people world wide. It is the more prevalent form of dementia, which is a loss of cognitive ability. The symptoms of Alzheimer’s include confusion, short term memory loss, mood swings, and difficulties using language. Eventually, the brain becomes so damaged that bodily functions become impaired, leading to

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Depression In the Elderly

Depression In the Elderly

Clinical depression in the elderlyis common. That doesn’t mean it’s normal. Late-life depressionaffects about 6 million Americans ages 65 and older. But only 10% receive treatment for depression. The likely reason is that the elderly often display symptoms of depression differently. Depression in the elderly is also frequently confused with the effects of multiple illnesses and the medicines used to treat them.

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Seniors and Aging – Assistive Devices

Seniors and Aging – Assistive Devices

The Issue As age advances, some seniors experience discomfort or fear when doing activities they enjoyed in their younger years. If this is happening to you, an assistive device may help you overcome your difficulties. Background Assistive devices are items that ease the strains of daily activities at home, at work, or at play. They

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More retirement homes on the way in Canada

More retirement homes on the way in Canada

Canada is in store for a seniors’ retirement home construction boom to accommodate a surge in the number of aging baby boomers, and those building the facilities say they’ll include all the boomer-friendly comforts and conveniences of home. Luc Maurice, a Quebec developer who’s spending $1 billion on new projects, is looking to double the

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Aging in Canada: How well are we treating our elders?

Aging in Canada: How well are we treating our elders?

What do you think of when we talk about seniors? Do you think of someone who is rich with life experience, perhaps a grandparent, working hard in the community to share his or her expertise and wisdom with younger generations? Do you think of a poor, helpless old man or woman, isolated and unable to leave

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