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neurogenic bladder

As we age, bladder control issues can become an embarrassing and annoying fact of life. Seniors often deal with urinary incontinence, adult diapers, or the urgent feelings that comes with an overactive bladder. And while there are many different causes for these conditions, they frequently fall under the umbrella term, neurogenic bladder. But before we […]

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gout

There’s been previous debate among researchers about how gout (also known as hyperuricemia) affects the brain, with some believing it may actually protect patients from disease. But according to new research presented at this year’s Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR), gout is associated with a higher risk of dementia among elderly patients. The study examined claims […]

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Arizona senior depression

We all experience periods of sadness. But for some, feelings of sorrow and darkness are the nagging companions preventing them from drawing any enjoyment from life. Today doctors define these prolonged seasons of sadness as clinical depression. But this hasn’t always been the case. Historically, individuals experiencing depression were said to have melancholia, a spiritual illness […]

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arizona millennial caregiver

Every day in America, family caregivers provide an extraordinary amount of support to adults with chronic or disabling health conditions. The average American caretaker is currently a 49-year old woman caring for a 69-year old woman. But a new AARP report shows that may soon be changing, because an increasing number of millennials are taking […]

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Arizona caregiver

A recent survey by Securian Financial found that most unpaid family caregivers struggle to maintain their financial and emotional wellbeing. The survey covered 800 people who are providing or have provided unpaid care to a parent, in-law, or spouse who is aging, or has a disability, or chronic disease. It found: “[T]he majority of caregivers […]

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Arizona home health aides

A  new report by Mercer HPA offers a glimpse into the future of healthcare employment over the coming decade. And if their predictions are true, the U.S. will see shortages in many key healthcare jobs at the moment when the country will need them most. According to the Mercer study, the demand for healthcare workers […]

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prescription drug risk dementia

A recent study published in the British Medical Journal found a correlation between increased risk of dementia and long-term use of certain commonly prescribed drugs. Researchers from the University of East Anglia compared medical records of more than 300,000 pensioners and found that those who took a certain drug – known as anticholinergics – saw a […]

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definition

A paper recently published in the The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association advocates for sweeping changes in the way researchers define Alzheimer’s disease. Current guidelines – established in 2011 by another group of National Institute of Health researchers – breaks the disease into three stages. They include: Preclinical: Signs of Alzheimer’s (such as abnormal MRI […]

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global dementia crisis

We often view Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia disorders as family tragedies. Certainly devastating for everyone involved, but small events nonetheless. But when you begin to add up all those individual cases nationwide, and then again around the world, dementia begins to take on a terrifying new scope. According to researchers, there are currently 50 […]

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Arizona Exercise Seniors

As the American population continues to age, the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease will increase. The Alzheimer’s Organization estimates that in 2017, 5.5 million Americans were living with the disease. And without any major treatment breakthroughs, by 2050 that number is expected to nearly triple to 13.8 million Americans. So if you don’t know anyone suffering […]

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