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Improving Assisted Living Health

August 28, 2014
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Nurses are the front line providers of care in assisted-living facilities. They are the ones that are dispensing the majority of medications to the elderly residents who are usually taking a significant number of prescriptions at the same time. This scenario increases the risk of potentially harmful medications being administered as well as harmful...
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Real Cause of Seniors Falling

November 14, 2013
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Ask them and most seniors will tell you that the fear of injury due to falling is high on their list. With frail bones and uneasy steps, the potential to fall and break a hip, arm, etc. could put a elderly person in the hospital or even worse. Most believe that a slippery surface...
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Exercise for Brain Health

November 7, 2013
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An interesting study looks at how exercise impacts brain health in seniors over 70. Specifically, the study looked at how a higher level of physical activity would impact brain atrophy (brain shrinkage) and white matter lesions (WML), which are dead cells in the brain that can cause a loss of memory, vision and cognitive...
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Potassium Citrate Increases Bone Density

September 24, 2013
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Maintaining bone density can be challenging for seniors as they tend to lose it as they get older. Bone Mineral Density (BMD) is a way to measure the amount of mineral matter per square centimeter of bone and is an indicator of the likelihood of osteoporosis and fracture. A study of seniors showed that...
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Vitamin D Reduces Fracture Risk in Seniors

September 12, 2013
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Taking a daily dose of 800 IU or more of vitamin D can reduce the risk of fractures in people 65 years and older. A new study found that “reduction in the risk of fracture was shown only at the highest intake level (median, 800 IU daily; range, 792 to 2000), with a 30%...
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Vitamin D Reduces Fractures

July 18, 2013
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The risk of breaking bones is especially serious for seniors. A broken hip can result in eventual death for an elderly person. A recent study found that vitamin D supplements can provide “a 30% reduction in the risk of hip fracture and a 14% reduction in the risk of any nonvertebral fracture.” The average...
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Wii-Fit Improves Balance & Gait in Seniors

July 9, 2013
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While some may think that video games are just for kids, a recent study found that seniors could also be fans. The study looked at ways of improving balance and gait in seniors with mild Alzheimer’s dementia (AD). They noted that “This pilot study demonstrates the safety and efficacy of Wii-Fit in an assisted...
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Vitamin D + Calcium Reduces Elderly Death

June 11, 2013
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The benefits of Vitamin D are numerous. This prompted a study to see if there was an impact on the mortality rate of seniors. The study looked at “data on 70,528 randomized participants (86.8% females) with a median age of 70.” The researchers compared the mortality of those who took Vitamin D with and...
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Berries Reduce Cognitive Decline

April 4, 2013
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Berries are naturally high in flavonoids, which have a multitude of health benefits. A new study found that one of those benefits includes the reduction of cognitive decline in older adults. The study found “that berry intake appears to delay cognitive aging by up to 2.5 years.” Researchers concluded that “higher intake of flavonoids,...
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Cognitive Ability: Use It or Lose It

March 12, 2013
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A new study found that people who continue to challenge their mental faculties keep their cognitive abilities more than people who don’t. Not surprisingly, “the results suggest that more frequent mental stimulation in old age leads to better cognitive functioning.” Researchers note that the specific activity is not important, as long as it stimulates...
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