All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘elderly’

Long-Term Care Needs Improvement For Dementia Patients, Shows Study

The baby boomer generation is now aging, a situation that is bringing with it a new set of challenges for the U.S. This demographic shift is being most strongly felt in the healthcare industry, where the already burdened American health infrastructure is preparing for an influx of millions of new elderly patients. The Affordable Care Act included new attempts to …

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Centenarian Claps as Grandson Shaves Beard She Hates

Scott Cleveland’s grandmother didn’t particularly care for the beard he’d been spoting for the past four years, so two years ago he promised to make her happy and shave the thing off – for her 100th birthday. That time has come, she’s now a centenarian, as the beard is gone. Good thing Scott captured the actual shaving of the beard, …

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New NIH Site Tackles End-of-Life Education

Death is an intricate part of the fabric of life, shaping societies in ways both seen and unseen. While healthcare for the elderly is a common topic among the public and health researchers, there is one aspect of the subject that is often avoided until it is too late – the very end. Though many decisions go into end-of-life care …

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Blood Test Foretells Illness

Medical researchers have designed an experimental blood test that can predict Alzheimer’s disease before it fully develops. The disease was detected through plasma phospholipids, which researchers said was more convenient in comparison to costly methods like spinal taps or PET scans. “They decided to start with fats, since it was the easiest and least expensive,” according to a report by CNN. “They drew blood from …

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Jacquetta Simmons: Punched A Senior, Gets Reduced Sentence

What do you think is an appropriate penalty for a young woman who hits an old lady in the face? When Judge Robert Noonan had to give a ruling on a case of this nature in 2011, he was pretty clear that it should be a five year sentence. At least, this is what he decided for 27 year-old Jacquetta …

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105-Year-Old Bacon Woman Credits Tasty Meat For Her Long Life

105-year-old bacon woman sounds like a post-modern art piece, but it actually refers to a sweet grandmother who has found the secret to life – delicious bacon. Pearl Cantrell is 105-years-old and she really loves bacon. In fact, she eats bacon for every meal. She is also a bacon ambassador among her family and friends encouraging them all to enjoy …

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Feeling Old And Depressed? Video Games Might Help

All we ever hear anymore is how video games are corrupting our youth, and must be burned. That’s why it’s nice then to see some real science looking into the benefits that playing video games provides to not only young people, but our elderly citizens as well. A new study from North Carolina State University looked into how gaming affects …

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Dementia Risk Reduced by Physical Activity, Says Study

A new study shows that older people who regularly engage in physical activity reduce their risk of dementia. The study, published this week in the journal Stroke, showed that by regularly exercising, older, non-disabled people can reduce their risk of vascular-related dementia by 40%, and their risk of cognitive impairment of any cause by 60%. These effects were independent of …

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Insurance Agent Sentenced to do 6 Years After Stealing $1 Million from Clients

After stealing over one million dollars from her elderly clients, the former Issaquah insurance agent could spend up to six years and three months in the can. Jasmine Jamrus-Kassim was arrested last March in Kent by State Patrol troopers and investigators from the Office of the Insurance Commissioner. Kassim was desperate to leave the country after the big take and …

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