PERIODONTAL DISEASE BACTERIA LINKED TO ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

Periodontal experts stress the importance of gum health in older adults and other at-risk groups CHICAGO – JANUARY 28, 2019 – A recent study has periodontists, experts in the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of periodontal disease, encouraging patients to maintain gum health in an effort to reduce their Alzheimer’s disease risk. The study, published in the […]

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Breast Cancer Statistics in Older Women

Did you know that breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women? Here’s a troubling statistic about breast cancer in older women – half of all women recently diagnosed with breast cancer are over 60, and a fifth are older than 70, according to Harvard Health . While research continues to make remarkable advances […]

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THE MOST SURPRISING SECRET TO AGING WELL: SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT

by Jullie Gray, MSW, LICSW, CMC Researchers have been studying the impact of social isolation and loneliness on health and wellbeing for many years. Over and over it has been proven that social support acts as a buffer against illness and cognitive decline. Loneliness and seclusion are thought to be as bad as or worse […]

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Taking Aim at Arthritis

Taking Aim at Arthritis  Remedies now target inflammation as well as the ache by Barbara Stepko, AARP, February 1, 2019 | We all know what it’s like to wake up in the morning with an aching back or stiff knees. But for those with chronic inflammatory arthritis, a disease in which our immune system starts attacking healthy cells […]

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A New Perspective for Med Students

More than 20 medical schools around the country have implemented a new approach to geriatric medicine.  Professors are introducing healthy seniors as guest speakers and mentors into their curriculums to share advice, answer questions, and offer much needed perspective to the patient side of medicine.  These anti-ageism programs are designed to target certain stereotypes regarding […]

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How to Minimize the Stress of Moving an Elderly Loved One

If you’ve ever had to relocate your family or have been moved by your parents or for work, you are familiar with the extra stress that can occur when a person is uprooted outside of their own control and comfort zone. Rather than welcomed, the change is met with feelings of dread and uncertainty.  In […]

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Stanislaus County Aging and Veteran’s Services: Overview of Project Hope

The 21st century is predominated by technological advances and the shock of an ever-changing world. Everything is moving at an increasingly frenetic pace. A consequence of this modern, fast-paced society has been a new demographic makeup. This has been especially evident in the developed world; people are born, they grow up, and they age. This […]

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