Thursday, August 21, 2014

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Institute for Better Bone Health

Institute for Better Bone Health, Community Member

A physicians group composed of America's top orthopedic doctors, formed to elevate bone health.

Baby Boomers Should Increase their Vitamin D To Prevent Alzheimer's

For the second time this summer, researchers have identified a promising way to fend off the development of Alzheimer’s disease.   The latest research, published in the journal Neurology, found that older people with low vitamin D levels are much more likely to develop Alzheimer’s compared to people with higher blood levels.... Read moreChevron
Carol Bradley Bursack

Carol Bradley Bursack, Health Guide

Author, blogger and eldercare columnist

Overcoming Denial to Seek Potential Dementia Diagnosis

A recent article in the UK Telegraph reported on a survey showing that two thirds of people over the age of 50 are more afraid of developing dementia than of getting cancer. Other surveys show similar percentages.   One reason for this intense fear of Alzheimer's is obvious. While many types of cancer can be cured, most types of dementia... Read moreChevron
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Christine Kennard

Christine Kennard, Health Pro


What Sort of Caregiver Abuses Elders with Dementia?

The simple answer to the question posed in the title is that caregivers who physically and mentally abuse people with dementia are people not unlike you and me. We all like to think we would never be unkind or cruel to people we care for and people we love or have loved. But given certain circumstances and situations it can push us over the limit... Read moreChevron
Dorian Martin

Dorian Martin, Health Guide


Robin Williams' Parkinson's Diagnosis May Have Led to Dementia

We all were aghast and saddened by the news about Robin Williams’ death. While the speculation about the reasons behind his fatal decision continued during the week, the announcement by his wife that he was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease helped provide some clarity.   Approximately 1 million Americans have been... Read moreChevron
Dorian Martin

Dorian Martin, Health Guide


Housing Options for People with Dementia Need Careful Consideration

Recently I went to visit an elder who is in a rehabilitation center recovering from surgery. The center is on the third floor of a retirement community; the bottom two floors are assisted living. (Another set of buildings nearby offers independent living for seniors.) As I got ready to pull into the parking lot, I slowed to let a couple go by who... Read moreChevron

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