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Researchers look into how Alzheimer’s affects brain networks

As Alzheimer’s care continues to be a major part of senior living, researchers are working to try and learn more about the disease. Currently one of the top killers in the U.S., Alzheimer’s disease is the only one on the list that…

Research explores popularity, cost of total knee replacement surgery

When it comes to elder care, many people in their old age have difficulty moving around. However, the medical community has developed surgical treatment methods that could assist in one’s mobility, and it appears to be increasing in popularity.

New research finds hope for diabetes treatment

When it comes to diabetes care, many seniors are concerned with how it will affect their daily lives. Although there are home health care professionals who can assist with managing the disease, the medical community has been working to come up with…

LSVT & Medication Reconciliation – One Patient’s Path to Enjoying Life Again

The emotional toll of a medical diagnosis can add another wrinkle to an already stressful circumstance. In particular, when declining health makes favorite or even routine activities seem out of reach, patients may spiral into depression. For family and caregivers doing their…

Not seeing seniors may give some skewed views of lifespan

With the help of home health care and greater treatments, many adults are living longer, despite having disease. However, new research shows that just because there have been improvements to lifespan, not everyone may realize how long they could potentially live.

Health News Round-Up: Dementia Considerations and Holiday Expectations

Balancing Holiday Traditions with Dementia Changes This compassionate piece centers on one family adapting to a mother’s advancing Alzheimer’s disease, and how it has changed their holiday customs. They make fewer social appearances and do extra preparation to preserve her routines, while…

Health News Round-Up: Plan Ahead Before Driving Becomes Unwise

Making a ‘Retirement Plan’ for Driving A key component to aging in place is mobility — being able to get around independently. And in much of America, ‘mobility’ equals ‘driving.’ However, there may come a point when driving themselves is no longer…

Health News Round-Up: Proper Prep for Insulin Pen Effectiveness

For Best Results, Insulin Pens Need Preparation For many patients, insulin injection is a key part of diabetes management, and pharmaceutical companies continue to innovate with ever-more convenient delivery methods. One advance has been the pre-mixed ‘NPH insulin pen,’ a convenient all-in-one…

HealthNews Round-Up: Building a Better Place Setting for Dementia

Engineering Easier Eating and Drinking for Cognitive Decline Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia affect more than thinking and memory; as cognitive decline progresses, patients may struggle to eat and drink. Both the visual recognition of food and the motor skills…

Health News Round-Up: An ‘Ounce of Preemption’ Before Treatment

Preparing for Surgery or Treatment with ‘Prehab’ Patients who undergo surgeries, or other aggressive treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation, are often guided in rehabilitation exercises afterward to build back lost strength and endurance. However, some specialists have begun to explore the…