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Baby boomers preoccupied with grandchildren's well-being

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

The people who were once "talking about their generation" now seem to be more pre-occupied with the well-being of the next.

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High blood sugar may lead to colorectal cancer in women

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease, Senior Care

A recent study found that older women who have high blood sugar levels have an increased risk of colorectal cancer.

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All hip replacement implants are not created equal

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Arthritis, Joint Replacement

A recent data analysis funded by the Federal Drug Administration found that while there are a number of options for implants in hip replacement surgeries, certain types are better than others.

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Canine scouts help pets of seniors over holidays

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Like all other scouts in the U.S., Dogscouts of America Troop 208 is working to earn patches for their sashes.

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MCI caregivers at risk for future health issues

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

The patients that are diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are not the only ones who suffer from problems caused by their memory loss.

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Four medications blamed for senior hospital visits

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease, Senior Care

A new study found that four medications or medication groups were responsible for two-thirds of emergency hospitalizations among Americans over the age of 65, The New York Times reports.

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What people do with an MCI diagnosis

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

Many people are unsure how to proceed when they get a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, but the protocol may be even more muddled for those who are diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

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Longevity more important to patients than quality of life

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease, Senior Care

When chronic diseases are impossible to cure in elderly patients, many doctors may assume that they want treatment that improves their quality of life, rather than one that extends the life with the symptoms of illness.

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Early COPD detection may show lung cancer

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease, Senior Care

A new study concluded that testing people for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the key to determining more cases of lung cancer, Pulse reports.

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Bad diet to blame for chronic disease

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease, Joint Replacement, Senior Care

Many older adults are at risk of developing chronic health conditions such as osteoporosis, heart disease or stroke, and a recent study shows that their diet may be to blame, ZeeNews.com reports.

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Discussing long-term plans with loved ones

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

The holidays are a time of joy and happiness, so many families may not see them as an opportunity to discuss plans for long-term care, especially for older members of the family.

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Caregivers get help discussing illness

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease, Senior Care

Talking about terminal illnesses can be one of the most difficult things for caregivers to do with their loved ones, but it may be easier with a decision aid, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Study: Sense of smell can be improved in seniors

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Physical Therapy, Senior Care

Many people lose their sense of smell or taste as they age, but a new study suggests that this damage can possibly be reversed.

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People with Alzheimer's have lower BMI

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

People who are in the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease tend to have a lower body mass index (BMI), a recent study found.

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The art and science of living to age 102

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease, Senior Care

The number of centenarians has doubled in the past 20 years, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, and the Bureau expects this number to rise to about 4 million by 2050, Forbes reports.

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Diabetes organization raises money for alert dogs

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease, Senior Care

The money raised at the K9s for Kids benefit on November 19 will go to provide diabetes alert dogs to families that have a member with the condition.

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Aging in place is easy with support

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Many seniors would prefer to live at home rather than move to an assisted living facility, and with the right support, it is a healthy, safe and viable option for most people, according to The Associated Press.

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Sleep does not improve memory of seniors

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

The changes in the brains of older adults are responsible for memory loss, not their sleeping patterns, according to a new study that was presented last week at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington D.C., HealthDay News reports.

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People with diabetes should not avoid doctors

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease, Senior Care

Seeing a doctor frequently may make it easier for people with diabetes to prevent complications such as heart attack and stroke.

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Women may be more mentally prepared for retirement than men

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Depression, Senior Care

Many women of the baby boomer generation are already psychologically preparing themselves for retirement - a time when they may be more isolated and less likely to participate in activities that will offer mental stimulation and friendships, AlterNet reports.

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