Dementia Linked to Low Blood Pressure

Study: Dementia linked to sudden low blood pressure and dizziness

People who experience frequent drops in blood pressure or dizziness when suddenly standing up are at increased risk of dementia, scientists say.

Writing in Plos Medicine, scientists suggest that less blood reaches the brain during these moments, leading to brain cell damage over time.

Dementia experts say […]

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Recognizing & Reporting Elder Abuse

You are legally required to report elder abuse. Here’s how to do it.

 

Elder abuse is often a silent crime. Most of us never see it because most victims are abused behind closed doors by their own family members. And, too often, people who do see it choose not to get involved because it’s “none […]

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Walking…It’s What The Doctor Ordered

Prescribing walking as medicine could be the best prescription your doctor can give you

Simple physical activity – mostly walking – helped high-risk seniors stay mobile after disability-inducing ailments even if, at 70 and beyond, they’d long been couch potatoes.

According to a story recently published on Foxnews.com, one health policy specialist said the study released […]

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UK Gerontologist Graham Rowles on Retirement

Herald-Leader Business columnist recently interviewed UK Gerontologist Graham Rowles.

Here’s an edited version of the Question and Answer Martin had with Rowles discussing the growing number of seniors, retirement and seniors in the workforce.

Q: You reach this “third age” as you have identified it and suddenly find yourself waking up one day with nothing to […]

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Maintaining An Active Lifestyle

Looking for ways to stay active? Here are some suggestion

As we age, maintaining an active lifestyle is critical to our health and fitness. Fitness is crucial for staying independent and active, and it can even help lower the risk of many health conditions like stroke, heart attack, arthritis and even depression. The CDC recommends […]

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Feds plan to take SSN off Medicare cards

Feds plan to take SSN off Medicare cards

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is readying the healthcare industry for the removal of Social Security numbers from Medicare cards by April 2019.

However, the changeover and necessary tweaks to information systems will primarily come during the next couple of years, and many providers are unaware […]

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