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The Link Between Alcoholism and Dementia

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Many people equate long-term damage caused by alcoholism with liver failure and pancreatitis. Many are thus surprised to learn that alcoholism also causes a form of dementia known as Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome. Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (WKS) is a type of brain disorder caused by a lack of vitamin B-1, or thiamine. The syndrome is actually two separate […]


Key Services Medicare Doesn’t Cover

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Every day, 10,000 Americans turn 65 and begin Medicare coverage. At last, they have health care coverage for life! But what many don’t realize is the array of services they’ll still have to pay for on their own. Despite all the things Medicare covers, it is not a head-to-toe plan. The average couple who retires […]


Easy Ways For Seniors to Exercise Their Brain

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As we age, we tend to become more conscious of our health. Some seniors, however, may forget that their brain also needs conditioning to maintain their overall wellness. There is a common misconception that seniors lose a significant amount of neurons, making their acquisition of data more difficult. But this was refuted in a study […]


Can Drinking Coffee Increase Your Life Span?

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Recent evidence shows that drinking coffee can increase your lifespan significantly That morning cup of joe seems to be a healthy habit after all, according to a pair of recent studies that showed drinking coffee can reduce your risk of early death. That reduction increased once people reached the age of 45, indicating that it […]


Tips for Caregivers During the Holidays

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During this busy season, we can be tempted to increase unhealthy behavior — such as drinking more alcohol, eating more sweets, getting less sleep and exercising less. This, in turn, lowers our defenses and makes every experience, both positive and negative, seem magnified. Here are some tips to help you come through the holiday season […]


Keep Your Pets Close: How Animals Help Dementia

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When someone is diagnosed with dementia, it is often assumed that keeping their beloved pet is impossible. This is not necessarily the case. Studies have shown that pets have actually been known to increase the health of those with dementia while providing them with a friend to spend their time with. Owning a cute and […]


Holidays with Seniors: A Successful Thanksgiving

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Holidays with Seniors: A Successful Thanksgiving It’s Thanksgiving again!  Millions of families across the country–and expats all over the world for that matter–are preparing themselves for turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, candied yams, and I won’t even mention the desserts!  Year after year, it’s the same routine that we all know and […]


What to Do When an Aging Loved One Dies

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What to Do When an Aging Loved One Dies If and when a parent passes away, most people wouldn’t know what to do. The process itself is overwhelming to think about. Reading these steps now and making some preparations can make this all much easier when the time comes. Things to consider just after passing […]


Tips to Help Seniors Enjoy the Holidays

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Tips to Help Seniors Enjoy the Holidays For most of us, the holidays are a wonderful time to share the joys of family life and friendship. But for many older adults the holidays can be highly stressful, confusing, or even depressing if their mental, physical and emotional needs are not taken into account. If you […]


Recommended Reading for November

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Recommended Reading for November How to Care for Aging Parents is an authoritative, clear, and comforting source of advice and support for the ever-growing number of Americans—now 42 million—who care for an elderly parent, relative, or friend. And now, in its third edition, it is completely overhauled and updated, chapter-by-chapter and page-by-page, with the most […]