Posted on January 24, 2017 - The holidays are over and everything is getting back to normal – except, in the back of your mind, linger some nagging worries concerning one of the elderly relatives you visited. You wonder if this loved one could be in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Maybe you’ve shared your concerns with other family members, but no one’s quite sure what to do. They don’t want to offend the relative – and memory changes are normal as we age, aren’t they? The Alzheimer’s Association offered this list of signs that might be of concern, and how to tell them from memory changes that are considered normal.
Posted on January 17, 2017 - Did you make a list of healthy New Year’s resolutions? Are you still feeling enthusiastic about your goals of exercising more, eating right, quitting smoking, lowering your stress level – whatever good intentions made it onto your list? To make it more likely that you’ll stick to it, check out these five ways to raise the chances of success.
Posted on January 12, 2017 - An intriguing study released by the Alzheimer’s Association suggests that high blood pressure when we’re 80 or older might be a good thing.
Posted on January 10, 2017 - The snake oil industry is alive and well today, but these disreputable companies no longer hawk their wares from the back of a wagon. Today, they tout their “miracle cures” on late-night TV infomercials, in magazine ads, on Facebook and in spam emails. It’s up to consumers to educate themselves about fraudulent health products. The FDA provides the following list of six “red flag” claims that should raise your suspicion.
Posted on January 6, 2017 - New Medicare regulations will provide increased compensation for doctors who coordinate care for elderly patients who have multiple conditions.