September 26, 2017

Category Archives: Aging

Hearing Loss Linked to Fall Risk

Hearing Loss Linked to Fall Risk

A new study led by a Johns Hopkins researcher, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, and funded by the National Institute of Health suggests that hearing loss may be a risk factor for and associated with falls. The finding has implications for developing new ways to prevent falls, especially in the older adults. Data from 2001 to 2004 cycles of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey was analyzed. During those years, 2,017 participants’ ages 40 to 69 had their hearing tested and answered questions about whether they had fallen over the past year. Researchers also collected demographic information and tested participants’ vestibular function. The researchers found that people with a 25-decibel hearing loss, classified as “mild,” …Continue Reading

Expert Panel Updates Fall Prevention Guidelines for Older Adults

Expert Panel Updates Fall Prevention Guidelines for Older Adults

Healthy aging starts at the CORE A 15-person panel of experts has released a 10-page updated set of fall prevention guidelines, Summary of the Updated American Geriatrics Society/British Geriatrics Society Clinical Practice Guideline for Prevention of Falls in Older Persons. The publication updates the earlier guideline by evaluating evidence and analyses that have become available since 2001 and by providing revised recommendations based on these evaluations. The updated guidelines are based upon observations by doctors and health professionals and focus on prevention strategies to minimize risk. The program focuses more effort on assessments of the elderly and intervention strategies designed to modify environments andContinue Reading

Memorable Moments–Arbor Place

Memorable Moments–Arbor Place

Love. Laughter. Joy. These are singularly human experiences—and they are essential to a good life, regardless of age or ability. In fact, individuals who are coping with cognitive or physical disabilities may need these experiences even more. Such is certainly the case with people who are living with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory disorders. At Arbor Place, a private assisted living residence offering dementia care in Rockville, Md., visitors will see plenty of love, laughter and joy—from the staff members and the residents. Walter Fanburg, M.D., a Geriatric Psychiatrist, founded Arbor Place in 1998 to specialize in serving individuals with all types of memory disorders. The caregiving team …Continue Reading

A Balanced Life–Ingleside at King Farm

A Balanced Life–Ingleside at King Farm

He spends his time reading and writing. She loves gliding around the ice rink. Together, they enjoy a custom lifestyle that meets both of their needs. An introverted academic and former Dean of a graduate theological school, Bill Murry is a published author who still writes daily. Bill and Barbara Murry recently celebrated their 50th anniversary in the private dining room at Ingleside at King Farm. Barbara Murry is an extroverted former counselor and accomplished skater who started the sport on a whim at age 62. They may seem like opposites, but for more than 50 years, Bill and Barbara have been drawn to each other—and have created a rewarding—and balanced—life together. Several years ago, the Murrys decided it …Continue Reading

Bodies have different reasons for weight gain. Author, Dr. Eric Berg, shares his views

Bodies have different reasons for weight gain. Author, Dr. Eric Berg, shares his views

Belly fat, also known as visceral fat is highly sensitive to stress and is under control of hormones. Dieting or the restriction of calories tends to increase stress activating that belly fat hormone called cortisol. Everyone knows that exercise increases the burning of calories. However, exercise is a type of stress and workouts tend to add stress unless the intensity is low. You may be burning calories but very little fat calories. Instead, the type of calories you are burning are mostly sugar calories – triggering the cycle of cravings-binging-weight gain. This explains the eight months of treadmill with very little results in the midsection. No one diet will work wonders for every…Continue Reading

Shop Til You Drop Has New Meaning. Calling all Shoppers…It may be good for you!

Shop Til You Drop Has New Meaning. Calling all Shoppers…It may be good for you!

Head to the mall and live longer!The latest form of recognized “therapy” might well be “retail therapy” or SHOPPING! A dose of regular retail therapy really does seem to help people live longer, according to research published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.Those who shopped daily were 27 percent likely to live longer than those who did not. The authors of the study which took place in Taiwan of almost 2000 older adults suggest that shopping may improve health in ways beyond the mental rush. Frequent shopping may not always be about buying things, but about mental stimulation, exercise and all of the social implications like interacting with others and the companionship of shopping with someone….Continue Reading

Deep Brain Stimulation Safe for Older Parkinson’s Patients

Deep Brain Stimulation Safe for Older Parkinson’s Patients

Rates of complications did not rise with age, researchers report Source: HealthDayContinue Reading

Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Seniors, Study Finds

Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Seniors, Study Finds

British researchers report it improved slumber, lowered daytime sleepiness Source: HealthDayContinue Reading

Lifestyle and Dementia Risk

Lifestyle and Dementia Risk

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Routine Errands a Risky Time for Falls by Seniors

Routine Errands a Risky Time for Falls by Seniors

Study suggests sidewalks, curbs may be key to keeping older pedestrians safe Source: HealthDayContinue Reading