Categories for Healthy Elders

How to Protect Seniors from Dangerous Prescriptions

September 16, 2014
Elderly Prescription Abuse

Senior Drug Misuse Problems Often Go Unnoticed Almost every one of us has a senior in our lives who probably would not be alive if not for prescription drugs. From cholesterol control to blood pressure regulation, medications are able to help with many of the most serious health threats that face the elderly. But any force as powerful as that has a number of hidden dangers, and tragically some of those dangers have remained hidden for years. Some experts in the medical field are now publicizing their concerns that prescription misuse is actually hurting seniors to a greater degree than... View Article

A Relaxing Massage Could Be Just the Thing

September 2, 2014
Elderly Massage Benefits

Massage Could Benefit Some Seniors in Various Health Areas Family caregivers often feel that a gentle, invigorating massage is just what the doctor ordered. The stress of shuttling children to and from school, getting meals on the table, and checking up on aging parents simply melts away when a skilled massage therapist goes to work. But have you ever thought of actually taking your senior loved one along for a massage of her own? Experts in the discipline advise that a treatment could have significant benefits in a number of different areas, not to mention the general “good feeling” and... View Article

Questions about Clarithromycin and Cardiac Trouble

August 26, 2014
Clarithromycin and Cardiac Death

Popular Antibiotic Linked to Heart Illness Risk Clarithromycin is one of the most popular antibiotics prescribed in the U.S. today, but a new study conducted in Denmark connects in with a fairly dramatic increase in cardiac death. More study is needed to better understand the link, but the findings follow a 2012 study that identified azithromycin, another antibiotic, as a heart disease risk factor. Even earlier, in 2004, erythromycin was in the spotlight as possibly raising heart disease risk. Here’s what you need to know about the new study if your senior loved one is at risk for heart disease.... View Article

Walking Speed: The Latest Alzheimer’s Indicator?

August 12, 2014
Alzheimer's Disease Walking Test

Researchers Believe Walking Speed Reveals Alzheimer’s Disease Development As the (very) long-term process of studying, understanding, and ultimately eliminating Alzheimer’s disease continues, another effort is underway, one with more immediate benefits. This is the quest to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease as early as possible, allowing us to use what medications we have available to minimize its effects as long as we can. Several procedures hold out great promise in this area, such as analysis of certain proteins present in the brain and, more recently, using eye scans to measure response speed. These advanced methods, however, are of little use to the... View Article

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

August 5, 2014
In-home Care Los Angeles Dementia Activity

Working Out with CarenetLA Sadly, a lot of seniors fall into bad health habits. There are a few primary reasons that this happens, and CarenetLA does its best to reverse the trend with healthy cooking, encouraging physical activity, and providing stimulating human interaction. Elderly folks who stay active and socialized keep their bodies strong longer, and new research confirms what many people have known intuitively all along: it combats the onset of dementia quite effectively. The Key to Keeping the Mind Strong Cognitive decline is a problem that faces many of our senior loved ones. The brain is such a complex... View Article

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