Hyperbaric Treatments an Alternative for Dementia

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a treatment that involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized room or chamber. There is ongoing research into its potential benefits for various medical conditions, including dementia. We were recently joined on our podcast by Priscilla Romans, RN of Graithcare (www.graithcare.com), a patient advocacy company, to discuss this alternative treatment…

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The Paradox of Rest For Those Struggling with Fatigue

Fatigue is the leading reason for restricted activity in people 70 and older, according to a 2001 study by researchers at Yale.Other studies have linked fatigue with impaired mobility, limitations in people’s abilities to perform daily activities, the onset or worsening of disability, and earlier death. The Paradox of Rest: One interesting phenomenon observed in…

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Home–A Crucial Factor in Healthcare for Seniors

“Home is Invisible to all other care providers—ambulatory care practices, rehabs, etc. They miss numerous insights into how a patient lives AND is ultimately where the patient has to be successful. Many seniors these MD practices see could benefit from Nexus—our proprietary scoring tools provide a close up look to the risk factors affecting the…

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Cascade of Dependency Can Happen Quickly

Prolonged hospitalizations without careful attention can create  a MULTI-SYSTEM decline, increasing risk and debility for seniors. Add to this list pulmonary and cardiac complications, urinary  tract infections, and you can see why you must advocate for  early and often mobility. Download PDF

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Blue Monday: Fighting depression, anxiety

The third Monday of the year has been coined ‘Blue Monday’, while feelings of depression do seem to increase at this time of year, depression can hit at anytime. The good news is that we can use our own body’s reward/pleasure systems to combat this. These neurochemicals play a vital role in both mental and…

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Women with Heart Healthy Diet Less Likely to Report Cognitive Decline Later

A recent study led by researchers from NYU Grossman School of Medicine has unveiled that women who followed blood pressure-lowering diets during middle age were approximately 17 percent less likely to experience memory loss and cognitive decline decades later. This suggests that adopting the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet in mid-life can potentially…

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Hearing Aids Slow Cognitive Decline…Dramatic New Study

Hearing Aids Slow Cognitive Decline…Dramatic New Study As the global population ages, the prevalence of dementia and cognitive decline in older adults is on the rise, necessitating cost-effective interventions to prevent or slow age-related cognitive deterioration. Research has linked hearing loss to dementia in older individuals, suggesting that hearing aid use could potentially mitigate cognitive…

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Power Vs Strength In Older Adults

Power Vs Strength In Older Adults Muscular strength and power are often used interchangeably but there is an important distinction between the two. Power Vs Strength In Older Adults For maintaining functional ability—and potentially even for living longer growing research supports the benefits of power training, particularly as we age. Power is the ability to…

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Orthostatic Hypotension and higher risks of falling

A common, but overlooked condition that is defined as a sudden drop in blood pressure that occurs when you stand from a sitting or lying position. This condition can lead to dizziness, lightheadedness, and, in severe cases, falls. The risk of falls is particularly concerning for older adults, as it can result in serious injuries…

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