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Could a Vaccine for Alzheimer’s Be in Our Future?

If 2021 will be remembered as the year for COVID-19 vaccines, perhaps 2022 will make its mark with a different kind of life-changing vaccine: a vaccine for Alzheimer’s that may actually prevent or slow the progression of the disease. The first human trial of Protollin, delivered via nasal spray, is underway in 16 seniors between the ages of 60 and 85 with early-stage Alzheimer’s symptoms. The anticipated end result of [...]

By |January 6th, 2022|Categories: Alzheimer's, Vaccines / Immunizations|Tags: |

Virtual Reality for Seniors: A New Way to Help People with Dementia

Imagine for a minute how it would feel to struggle with the cognitive complications of Alzheimer's disease. The family and friends who are closest to you are now unfamiliar. The words that would roll off your tongue without a second thought are now just out of reach. In fact, the world as you once knew it has completely turned upside down, leaving you yearning for a recognizable foothold. One of [...]

By |December 22nd, 2021|Categories: Alzheimer's, Dementia Care|Tags: |

The Quest for Age-Friendly Senior Health Care

If your young son or daughter developed an illness, who would you call? It’s a no-brainer; many parents have the number programmed on their phone for the pediatrician they’ve carefully selected to oversee the health care needs of their children. Due to their specialized training, working with a trustworthy pediatrician ensures the best possible care. Similarly, choosing a health care provider for senior loved ones who specializes in senior medical [...]

By |December 15th, 2021|Categories: Senior Health|Tags: , |

Scientists Have Discovered Unexpected New Information About Alzheimer’s Progression

If there is one aspect that is constant in the race to solve the puzzle of Alzheimer’s, it is change. It seems as if any time medical researchers begin to get a grasp on one piece, new information shifts their hypotheses in a different direction. That’s certainly the case with the amazing new understanding about Alzheimer’s progression. For the first time ever, investigators from the University of Cambridge have been [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|Categories: Alzheimer's, Dementia Care|Tags: , |

Talking About COPD Effectively

It began with your inner circle, those closest to you, and has gradually been spreading outward to good friends and acquaintances. Revealing your COPD diagnosis and knowing how to respond to the various questions that arise about it may be uncomfortable – for you, and for those you are speaking with as well. Interestingly, you may find that the biggest challenges come in talking about COPD with your primary caregiving [...]

By |November 29th, 2021|Categories: Family Caregivers, Senior Health|Tags: , |
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