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Study: Why fragmented sleep causes forgetfulness

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

It has been proven that when sleep is constantly interrupted, memory suffers. But a recent study dissected the aspects of the timing, quality and cycle of sleep to determine how this happens, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Caregivers should beware of depression in themselves

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Depression

Taking steps to prevent depression can significantly thwart the mental illness that plagues many caregivers who are stressed and overwhelmed by the task at hand, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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Study: Menopause does not raise risk for diabetes

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Menopause is not proven to cause diabetes in women, despite previous evidence that showed that menopause would speed the progression to the disease, a new study found.

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Study: Anti-depressants may not be especially effective on Alzheimer's patients

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's, Depression

A recent study found that anti-depressants may be no more effective than other medications for treating depression in patients with Alzheimer's disease, ABC Radio National reports.

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New York passes law to send out missing senior alerts

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's, Senior Care

The state of New York will establish a public system to alert the public when an elderly citizen with dementia goes missing, All Access reports.

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New research proves that exercise improves brain health

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

While nearly everyone is familiar with the benefits exercise can have on the body, new research has found that being physically fit also improves cognitive health.

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European, American women have similar perspectives on Alzheimer's disease

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

Women are at the center of the Alzheimer's epidemic, showing similar responses and reactions to the disease as compared to men.

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Finger food easier for dementia patients

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's, Senior Care

Dementia patients will receive finger foods over the type eaten with a fork and a knife at a hospital in the United Kingdom, The Star reports.

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Baby boomers push demand for orthopedic joints

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Joint Replacement

Aging baby boomers are creating a demand for knee and hip replacements that is unlike that of generations before them, The Ledger reports.

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Awkward talks about old age are necessary

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Throughout life, there are many awkward conservations that children have to have with their parents, and discussing elderly care options for them as they age may be one of the most difficult, The Vancouver Sun reports.

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Vascular issues can cause dementia

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

High blood pressure, cholesterol and other risk factors are known to cause heart disease, and according to a new statement published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association these may also cause age-related cognitive impairment.

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Eyesight and falls may be able to detect Alzheimer's disease

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

Research by scientists in Australia has showed that simple eye tests as well as analysis of the causes of falls may provide a non-invasive method to detect early signs of Alzheimer's, the Huffington Post reports.

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Villages are helping seniors age in place

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

More than a neighborhood but not quite a retirement community, a new movement of villages, is helping seniors age in place with more security and ease than ever before, AARP reports.

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Physical activity is linked to less cognitive decline

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

Two studies published online by Archives of Internal Medicine report that older adults who engage in regular physical activity have less decline in cognitive function than those who are inactive.

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Baby boomers expect a different retirement than their parents'

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Two thirds of baby boomers in the middle income sector of American society expect their retirement to be entirely different from the retirement their parents had, according to a new study, Middle-Income Boomers, Financial Security and the New Retirement.

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Marriages are working across distances for older adults

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

An increasing number of older married couples are living in separate houses, states or even countries, ABC News reports.

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Epilepsy medication also improves brain function in pre-Alzheimer's condition

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University have discovered that an epilepsy medication used to prevent seizures may also improve memory and brain function in adults who have amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI), which often leads to Alzheimer's disease.

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Study: Circadian systems fail with age, impact sleep

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Circadian systems that are decaying with age may be to blame for sleep problems in seniors, a new study from the University of California Los Angeles found.

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Study: Half of Alzheimer's cases are potentially preventable

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's, Chronic Disease, Senior Care

Lifestyle changes or treatment of chronic medical conditions have the potential to prevent more than half of Alzheimer's disease cases, a new study from the San Francisco VA Medical Center.

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Boomers are denying risk of Alzheimer's

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

A sense of denial is hindering Alzheimer's awareness and prevention, according to recent findings.

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