|Elder Care Information
Prevent or Delay Alzheimers Disease
Argh! Where are my glasses? I put them down . . . to do what? And when?
As the daughter of an Alzheimer's patient, this inability to keep up with everyday items, like my glasses and car keys, drives me absolutely nuts! Absent-mindedness has always plagued me. Now, it keeps me anxious and guessing. Is this an early sign of Alzheimer's disease? Could I end up like my father, crippled with this disease? I decided to stop worrying about it and act!
I searched the latest literature to see what techniques (no prescriptions, thank you!) could prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Here are some of the things I found.
Diets rich in vitamin E and essential oils may help prevent Alzheimer's disease. A study recently reported in the Archives of Neurology (2002) found that participants, aged 65-102, who ate fish at least once each week showed 36% less decline in cognitive functioning over the study's three+ years. Similar results have been found in the Rotterdam Study, a study tracking over 9000 participants. Those researchers found that participants who ate fish most often were only one-third as likely to develop Alzheimer's Disease as those who ate fish least often. These studies provide compelling reasons to add at least one meal of fish to your diet every week.
What other foods should you include? Olive oil is an especially valuable source of vitamin E and other anti-oxidants. I prefer the extra virgin variety of olive oil for its milder taste. With a squeeze of fresh lime juice, olive oil makes a very pleasant salad dressing. And I've discovered that the more I use it, the more I like it.
B vitamins, particularly folic acid and vitamin B-12, help prevent Alzheimer's as well as a host of other diseases such as heart disease and stroke. A study from the National Institute on Aging found that mice fed a diet rich in folic acid were able to repair damage to the DNA of nerve cells in the hippocampus (an area needed for memory and learning). Foods rich in B vitamins whole grains, yeast, meat, low-fat dairy products, lentils and leafy greens.
Can't I just take a pill?
B vitamins may not be readily absorbable from pills. Certainly, the supplement pills are better than nothing, but for good absorption by the body, vitamin B shots may be preferable. Vitamin E and fish oil capsules are readily absorbed, so they should help. Check with your doctor or a nutritionist for correct dosages.
Substituting Soy for Dairy products
Soy may have protective properties and is a good source of B vitamins. I've known for years that ice cream gives me a stomach-ache. The problem is that I'm an ice cream junkie, a dairy products junkie, for that matter. I never met an aged cheddar cheese I didn't like. So I was very surprised to find that I actually prefer soy-based milk and ice creams to their dairy counterparts. I haven't tried soy-based cheeses yet. If you have, or if you've tried other soy substitutes, let me know what you think.
A caution: genetically-altered soy beans are often used in soy-based products. Without labeling, such as that Western European countries require on all genetically-altered foods, it is difficult to be certain that genetically-altered beans have been excluded from the products you're eating. I get mine at the health-food store for a little added protection. Although I cannot tell if the product contains some genetically-altered soy, the fact that it is organically grown assures me it is free of pesticide residues.
What about NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)?
One of the prevailing theories is that inflammation causes or encourages Alzheimer's disease. This theory led to the suggestion that a daily regimen of NSAIDs (Ibuprofen and similar products) might prevent the disease. However, researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center (8th International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, July 25, 2002) found no significant benefits from NSAIDS compared to a placebo.
What to Avoid
A brand-new study, also reported in Stockholm (July 23, 2002) during the 8th International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, found that, among people who do not have the gene that predisposes people to Alzheimer's disease, smoking is significantly related to the occurrence of Alzheimer's disease. Yet another reason to stop smoking now!
Even small amounts of mercury may create the neurofibrillar tangles (abnormal TAU proteins) that occur in Alzheimer's and related diseases according to research conducted at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine. So I'll avoid silver/mercury tooth fillings. My mercury-filled thermometer now resides in the garbage can. The newer digital thermometers are easier, quicker, and safer to use.
Other Benefits of a Nutritious Diet
A nutritious diet, combined with a healthy lifestyle may prevent or ameliorate many diseases related to aging. With a US growing population now over 65+ (17 million+ according to the latest US census), seniors with serious medical problems may soon require more care than we can as a nation provide. We must do all we can to eliminate the problems associated with aging. Then the golden years may be truly golden.
About The Author
Copyright, 2002, Phyllis Staff Phyllis Staff, Ph.D. - Phyllis Staff is an experimental psychologist and the CEO of The Best Is Yet.Net, an internet company that helps seniors and caregivers find trustworthy residential care. She is the author of How to Find Great Senior Housing: A Roadmap for Elders and Those Who Love Them. She is also the daughter of a victim of Alzheimer's disease. Visit the author's web site at http://www.thebestisyet.net.
Top-Quality Non-Profit Elder Care Homes Unveiled Mirage News
Non-Profit Organizations Lead in Providing Top-Quality Elderly Care, Swedish Study Finds - BNN Breaking
Non-Profit Organizations Lead in Providing Top-Quality Elderly Care, Swedish Study Finds BNN Breaking
In wake of mishandled nursing home closing, lawmakers look to tighten oversight - McKnight's Long-Term Care News
In wake of mishandled nursing home closing, lawmakers look to tighten oversight McKnight's Long-Term Care News
Maruha Nichiro taps promising elder care food market in Japan, China Undercurrent News
CTV National News: Raising the alarm on elder care CTV News Barrie
Long-Term Care, Retirement Home and Elder Care Lodge Resources - Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit
Long-Term Care, Retirement Home and Elder Care Lodge Resources Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit
Elder care lodge gets $2.9M from feds The Brandon Sun
Best of Last Week—plant can reduce food insecurity, robot to care for elderly, 'Chinese dragon' fossil identified - Science X
Best of Last Week—plant can reduce food insecurity, robot to care for elderly, 'Chinese dragon' fossil identified Science X
With dementia rates projected to rise, northerners call for better elder care in Nunavut - Nunatsiaq News
With dementia rates projected to rise, northerners call for better elder care in Nunavut Nunatsiaq News
Elderly care facilities in Noto face labor shortages after quake The Japan Times
Winnipeg's home-style elder care cottages – Winnipeg Free Press Winnipeg Free Press
Older adults and population aging statistics Statistique Canada
MLAs still fighting for Elder care closer to home Nunavut News
Donald Trump Trolls President Joe Biden With Elder Care Facility Video Yahoo Entertainment
State clears 91% of nursing home survey backlog, and the rate is rising - McKnight's Long-Term Care News
State clears 91% of nursing home survey backlog, and the rate is rising McKnight's Long-Term Care News
Ontario Breaks Ground on Long-Term Care Home in First Nation Community Government of Ontario News
A novel elderly care robot could soon provide personal assistance, enhancing seniors' quality of life - Tech Xplore
A novel elderly care robot could soon provide personal assistance, enhancing seniors' quality of life Tech Xplore
Transforming Senior Care: ConsidraCare Is Creating A New Structure Of Care For Canada's Aging Population - Forbes
Transforming Senior Care: ConsidraCare Is Creating A New Structure Of Care For Canada's Aging Population Forbes
A fire, two deaths and the business of elder care in India Al Jazeera English
Frailty Coordinator Lauren Jefferson supports seniors in their health care journey - Nova Scotia Health Authority
Frailty Coordinator Lauren Jefferson supports seniors in their health care journey Nova Scotia Health Authority
Advice | Carolyn Hax: She's an at-home mom. Why can't she do elder care, too? The Washington Post
Lawmakers look to usher reform in Delaware's long-term care industry The News Journal
Buchanan elderly care facility employee stole from dozens of patients dead and alive, police say - FOX 5 Atlanta
Buchanan elderly care facility employee stole from dozens of patients dead and alive, police say FOX 5 Atlanta
Elder-care firm Samarth Life raises Rs 12 crore from Aroa Venture Partners, others - The Economic Times
Elder-care firm Samarth Life raises Rs 12 crore from Aroa Venture Partners, others The Economic Times
Lawmakers release four-bill package to increase accountability in long-term care facilities - Delaware First Media
Lawmakers release four-bill package to increase accountability in long-term care facilities Delaware First Media
Tragic Fire At Antara Senior Care Centre Exposes Deep Flaws In India's Elder Care System - The Logical Indian
Tragic Fire At Antara Senior Care Centre Exposes Deep Flaws In India's Elder Care System The Logical Indian
Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital Embarks on Transformative Elderly Care with the Implementation of the Hospital ... - Cornwall Seaway News
Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital Embarks on Transformative Elderly Care with the Implementation of the Hospital ... Cornwall Seaway News
B.C. Seniors Advocate in Courtenay for presentation on elder care Comox Valley Record
Perley Health Foundation reaches $10M goal to transform elder care – Ottawa Business Journal - Ottawa Business Journal
Perley Health Foundation reaches $10M goal to transform elder care – Ottawa Business Journal Ottawa Business Journal
Connecting Ontarians to The Tools They Need to Stay Healthy This Respiratory Illness Season | Ontario Newsroom - Government of Ontario News
Connecting Ontarians to The Tools They Need to Stay Healthy This Respiratory Illness Season | Ontario Newsroom Government of Ontario News
Creating 'centres of excellence' will help improve senior care in hospitals, says health minister - CBC.ca
Creating 'centres of excellence' will help improve senior care in hospitals, says health minister CBC.ca
Elder care home under construction on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory Ontario Construction News
Mohawk elder-care home project breaks ground The Intelligencer
Facing Financial Ruin as Costs Soar for Elder Care The New York Times
Could a robot keep grandma company? UBC IDEA lab experiments with AI for elder care - Ubyssey Online
Seniors, caregivers and entrepreneurs turn to tech as Canada's population gets older than ever - CBC.ca
Seniors, caregivers and entrepreneurs turn to tech as Canada's population gets older than ever CBC.ca
Her name is synonymous with Elder Care Warwick Beacon
Rock and Roll and Elder Care in “Goldie” The New Yorker
Private seniors homes underspent on patients compared to public facilities, B.C. seniors advocate says - CBC.ca
Private seniors homes underspent on patients compared to public facilities, B.C. seniors advocate says CBC.ca
Nursing home advocates rally against proposed budget cuts FingerLakes1.com
Letter: We need to care about elder care Albany Democrat-Herald
Aging in Place: Growing Older at Home | National Institute on Aging National Institute on Aging
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day | United Nations Welcome to the United Nations
VR can help seniors in nursing homes with mood, memory and loneliness The Washington Post
B.C. seniors' care home system criticized CityNews Vancouver
Asahi Kasei Microdevices Unveils Radar Technology for Car Safety and Elder Care at CES 2024 | 2023 | News | Asahi ... - Asahi Kasei Corporation
Asahi Kasei Microdevices Unveils Radar Technology for Car Safety and Elder Care at CES 2024 | 2023 | News | Asahi ... Asahi Kasei Corporation
Paying for Long-Term Care | National Institute on Aging National Institute on Aging
Mental health of older adults World Health Organization (WHO)
As China ages, pilot scheme plans to take loneliness out of retirement homes - South China Morning Post
As China ages, pilot scheme plans to take loneliness out of retirement homes South China Morning Post
Is this the future of queer elder care? Xtra Magazine
Deaths of Seniors in Hospital Fire Point to China's Elder Care Shortfall The New York Times
These adorable Japanese robots are being used for elder care Interesting Engineering
Unsung Heroes: How Elder Care Leans on Singapore’s Women Think Global Health
Where do seniors live in America? Here’s where 11 call home The Washington Post
A More Humane Model for Eldercare in the U.S. HBR.org Daily
Analysis: Are seniors being pressured into retirement homes by lack of community services? - Brighter World
Analysis: Are seniors being pressured into retirement homes by lack of community services? Brighter World
Senior care is crushingly expensive. Boomers aren't ready. The Washington Post
Ludington Woods named top memory care services provider Manistee News Advocate
New study: Cost and demand for elder care to double in the next 10 years - Canadian Medical Association
New study: Cost and demand for elder care to double in the next 10 years Canadian Medical Association
Ontario to lose nursing homes as owners, facing mandatory upgrades, opt to sell to housing developers - The Globe and Mail
Ontario to lose nursing homes as owners, facing mandatory upgrades, opt to sell to housing developers The Globe and Mail
Elder care and growing guide: expert tips on sambucus | Homes & Gardens
It Takes a Village for Elder Care, Too The American Prospect
New AI safety system tracks seniors in care homes while giving them more privacy, researchers find - CBC.ca
New AI safety system tracks seniors in care homes while giving them more privacy, researchers find CBC.ca
Nursing+home+residents%2C+care+providers+advocate+for+increased+Medicaid+reimbursement+rates - Rochester Business Journal
Nursing+home+residents%2C+care+providers+advocate+for+increased+Medicaid+reimbursement+rates Rochester Business Journal
My Friend Is Trapped in a Nursing Home. What Can I Do? The New York Times
Marketing, Selling, and Serving the Older Adult, Senior Citizens, Family Caregivers
Are your clients pleased by the fine quality service that you provide? Validating your clients' endorsement of you through Certification as a Senior Approved Service will increase your client base. Senior Approved Certification leads a family towards a service like yours side stepping the possibility of connecting with a less than desirable service.
Angels Are Reaching Out to the Elderly
I am reminded time after time of the profound effect Angels have on people. Recently, I have been receiving manyemails containing examples of how the Angels are reaching through the veils to assist the elderly.
Arizona Assisted Living: Resident Rights
According to the Arizona Administrative Code (R9-10-710), those who reside in assisted living facilities in Arizona have certain rights. In addition to having the right to live in an environment that promotes dignity, independence, self-determination, individuality, privacy and the right of choice, the following are a few of the rights given to residents who reside in assisted living facilities:1.
Stair Lift Buying Guide
There is no doubt that having a stair lift in your home can dramatically improve your quality of life. If you are starting to find that climbing the stairs is becoming a hazardous experience, or just hard work, then a stair lift could be the answer.
Who Wants to End Up in a Nursing Home? NO ONE!
As a long-term care consultant for seniors and their families I have visited many different types of facilities. But my favorite type of facility to visit is adult family homes.
Caring for Aging Relatives
It happens somewhat slowly in the beginning, maybe with a small cough that gets worse as time goes on. It might simply begin with absent mindedness which is totally out of character, followed by total memory lapses.
Compare Nursing Homes
Finding the best nursing home is easier than you might think. That is assuming there is more than one nursing home in your area so that you have something to compare.
When the Box is Empty
The King had a modest kingdom. He was Danish.
New Hope for Alzheimers Treatment
There is now widespread agreement among research scientists and medical professionals that Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is a problem quickly growing to vast proportions. As the life expectancy of Americans continues to rise, increasing the percentage of the population over 65 years of age, so does the number of Alzheimer's cases.
As the Baby Boomers Age
Many employees today are calling in sick - not to care for themselves or their children, but to care for their aging parents. Baby boomers are rapidly moving into the role of caregivers for their parents, but with a few extra challenges due to the changing face of our workforce.
Stairlifts - Take the Struggle Out of Climbing the Stairs
Buying a stairlift can have huge benefits for your quality of life, giving you back some freedom and independence. Stairlifts can be adapted to your individual needs, so no matter what your requirements are, there'll be one to suit you.
Arizona Senior Housing: Care Options for Seniors Who Can No Longer Live Alone
The following are a few of the care options available for seniors who can no longer live on their own and require assistance with their Activities of Daily Living (ADL), or require skilled nursing care. Every state is a little different in terms of availability and cost, state regulations, and the specific names used for each care option:Assisted Living Home- A facility consisting of 10 or fewer residents in a private home setting located in residential neighborhoods.
Senior Living: 5 Ways to Help Reduce the Risk of Falling
Every year we hear stories of seniors falling, ending up in hospitals and never fully recovering. Unfortunately, these falls often result in death.
Board and Care Homes - What Are They?
Board and Care homes (also known as RCFE's - Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly) are residential private homes that have been licensed by the Department of Social Services to provide services to seniors. Most accept no more than six residents, but offer a cozy, home-like setting for frail seniors.
Second Hand Stair Lifts
Buying second hand stair lifts is a viable and cost effective alternative to purchasing a brand new stair lift. Most stair lifts can be purchased new or second hand.
Arizona Assisted Living Homes -- The Alternative to High Priced Senior Care
The cost of skilled nursing care is slowly rising. Currently, the average cost of care in Arizona ranges from $3,500 to $4,500 per month.
Exercise Walking For Seniors: Preventing Foot Problems
Exercise has a very important role in the general health and the quality of life of everyone, but especially in seniors. Seniors who walk tend to look younger, sleep more soundly and have fewer visits to the doctor.
Baby Boomers: Will They Be Able to Afford Their Parents?
Do you worry about whether your aging parents have their "affairs in order?" You should. After all, you're the one who will have to pay unnecessary taxes and endure time-consuming court procedures if your parents don't have an effective estate plan.
Prevent or Delay Alzheimers Disease
Argh! Where are my glasses? I put them down . .
The Dryer Ate Your Underwear!
Q: My mom is in the early stages of dementia and she is also incontinent we have tried to get her to stop wearing her underpants and have her start wearing pull-up diapers, she throws the Depends out the door and puts her underpants on. Of coarse we have a lot of laundry! How should I handle this?A: This one should be fairly easy to solve.
|home | site map
|© 2009 Asteroidsearch .com