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Strokes are among the most significant threats to senior health, and although they affect approximately 795,000 Americans every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the medical community has made considerable strides when it comes to preventing stroke-related deaths.
Finding an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease has been at the center of research in recent years, and while medical interventions and lifestyle changes have shown promise, there have been few breakthroughs.
As the senior care world’s understanding of Alzheimer’s disease continues to evolve, new evidence has come out strengthening the condition’s link to heart health.
More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and despite its prevalence, it remains one of the most mysterious health conditions facing the senior population. One of the most problematic aspects of Alzheimer’s is that it’s hard to know how quickly the disease will progress, which can make planning difficult for older adults with the disease.
Falls can have a significant impact on the health and well-being of older adults. Each year, approximately one-third of the 65-and-older population experiences a fall, and they are the leading cause of injury-related death among that demographic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Staying active is arguably the most important aspect of senior living. Studies have shown that physical activity is tied to everything from a lower risk of falling to improved memory, but recent research suggests that older adults don’t necessarily need to remain active through traditional routes to reap the benefits.
As the population gets older, Alzheimer’s disease is poised to be one of the most significant health issues facing the global community. However, a new study sheds light on potential genes associated with the cognitive disorder, and the findings could provide greater clues as to how the disease works, something which has largely baffled scientists.
Most people recognize the important role that fruits and vegetables play in a healthy diet. With a variety of nutrients, they offer numerous health benefits, and this is especially true when it comes to seniors, now a new study from Germany’s Saarland University adds another advantage to the list.
Early diagnosis is one of the most important aspects of the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, and a new study suggests that one of the most telling symptoms may have nothing to do with memory or cognitive function.
For many individuals, memory loss is just another part of getting older.