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New App Helps Design a Dementia/Alzheimer-Friendly Home

Aging in place design commonly accounts for a lot of the physical ailments of getting older, but they don’t often account for mental ailments, like dementia. Alzheimer’s Australia Vic, a regional organization of Alzheimer’s Disease International, developed a new app to help designers and caregivers create a home environment that helps seniors manage the effects of dementia. The Dementia-Friendly Home uses a 3D model home […]

Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function

Could it be true? An Alzheimer’s treatment that full restores memory function? According to Australian researchers, 75 percent of mice that received the treatment got their memory function back. This article came out last March. It would be good to know if there have been any more advancements with the treatment. I will do some research in the next few days to see if there […]

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

5 Home Preparation Tips for Alzheimer’s Patients

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and here in San Diego county, the statistics are as staggering as are the national statistics. There are 60,000 people living with Alzheimer’s with care-giving support of 150,000 people locally. The number of people with Alzheimer’s is expected to go to 100,000 by 2030. So we can expect the care-giving roles to grow at an equal or greater pace as […]

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Free Hearing Aids for the Elderly

Many hearing-impaired seniors living on a fixed income cannot afford the high cost of hearing aids, which, according to Lions Club International, cost an average of $3,600 each. What’s more, very few health insurance policies pay for hearing aids and to the surprise of many, Medicare does not provide coverage for the devices or the exams required to fit them. Fortunately, organizations and institutions have […]

15 Foods for Healthy Eyes

Are you surprised four of the top 15 eye-healthy foods are leafy greens? There’s no escaping their positive powers! While dark chocolate may not have made the cut, surely you can find something on this list to float your boat… Kale Spinach Collards Turnip Greens Green Peas Corn Broccoli Carrots Eggs Kiwi Fruit Oranges Blueberries Pistachios Bell Peppers Dates If you have kale coming out […]

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month—and an opportunity to raise awareness about the disease and those impacted by it. There are more than 5 million people in the United States with Alzheimer’s Disease and more than 15 million Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers. This month we honor all those in the throes of this experience; we have so much to […]

Facts on Osteoposoris Day

Osteoporosis Day 2014

Today is World Osteoporosis Day and is celebrated on every October 20th to raise the global awareness of Osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. This disease causes bones to become fragile, weak and porous that can easily lead to fractures.  Women are more prone to osteoporosis than men. IOF (International Osteoporosis Foundation) recommends five essential strategies to help maintain bone and muscle strength in later life: […]

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Hearing Awareness Week

During this second week of October, which happens to be Hearing Awareness Week, we are here to remind you to get your annual hearing test.  As we age it is so important to keep these standing appointments because the loss of our hearing does so much more than we realize. Balance Loss of hearing affects our balance and that can mean big trouble for those […]