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Gene may cause damage 50 years before Alzheimer’s disease

New research recently showed that some of the damage incurred by Alzheimer's disease may be inflicted around 50 years before the noticeable effects of the disease emerge....

May 16, 2011


Median age of Connecticut reaches 40

As Census data is released, the latest statistics are showing some startling trends in many states, including Connecticut. ...

May 12, 2011


Illinois fall safety class highlights importance of senior safety

In New Lenox, lllinois, older adults will be able to attend a Senior Health and Safety Program on May 18, and all are welcome....

May 6, 2011

Bryan Aldrige

Do something special for caregivers on Mother’s Day

When it comes to caring for loved ones, women are the ones who are most likely to bear the responsibility. ...

May 5, 2011

Alan Wu

Identify signs of a stroke

Strokes can happen at any time, but many times victims may not know the signs. It can be very beneficial to be able to correctly identify the symptoms, especially in an emergency. ...

May 3, 2011

Lisa Wurth

Help prevent Alzheimer’s with reading, socializing and studying

A new study has revealed that reducing activity in certain parts of the brain while activating others can help decrease the size and number of amyloid plaques that can otherwise form Alzheim...

May 3, 2011

Lisa Wurth

25 percent of caregivers suffer from depression

A new survey conducted by Caring.com has found that a quarter of all caregivers report symptoms of depression....

April 27, 2011

Lisa Wurth

Study: Dog owners 34 percent more likely to get recommended exercise

A new study conducted by Michigan State University has discovered that those who own a dog are 34 percent more likely to meet the daily federal recommendations for physical exercise. The lev...

April 25, 2011

Lisa Wurth

Medical alarm can help with aging in place

Many older adults are looking to age in place as they grow older. This can often be a cheaper way of spending the golden years as well, because there's no need to pay the often expensive pri...

April 21, 2011

Lisa Wurth

Exercise can help prevent sarcopenia

While sarcopenia may not be something anyone has heard of, the symptoms are easily recognizable - fatigue, a feeling of weakness and a loss of muscle strength. ...

April 19, 2011

Bryan Aldrige