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Happiness Is Good for Your Health

Happiness Is Good for Your Health | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Studies have found that positive psychological well-being is linked to a lower risk of heart disease, associated with improved mobility in older adults.
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Past research has found that positive emotions –including being happy, lively, and calm -- appear to play a role in immune function. One study found that when happy people are exposed to cold and flu viruses, they're less likely to get sick and, if they do, exhibit fewer symptoms. #SeniorCare #Seniors #Caregiving #Caregivers 


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A 20-minute walk each day adds seven years to your life

A 20-minute walk each day adds seven years to your life | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Going for a brisk 20-minute walk every day could add seven years to your life, scientists say. - New Zealand Herald

Via Peter Mellow
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"The more active you are, and it doesn't matter when you start, the more benefit you are going to have."  


Previous research has found that regular exercise is linked to a lower risk of death and disability, compared with people leading sedentary lives, and boosting physical activity levels can do as much good for health as giving up smoking.  #Seniors #SeniorCare #Exercise #Caregiving #Caregivers

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As You Age Senior Home Care Services's curator insight, August 31, 12:51 PM

we see the seniors here in Arizona walking all the time!  Keep it up  ~

Ellen Diane's curator insight, September 2, 6:37 AM

ty:)

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Scientists Show How Aging Cripples the Immune System, Suggesting Benefits of Antioxidants

Scientists Show How Aging Cripples the Immune System, Suggesting Benefits of Antioxidants | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Scientists have shown how aging cripples the production of new immune cells, decreasing the immune system’s response to vaccines and putting the elderly at risk of infection. The study goes on to show that antioxidants in the diet slow this damaging process.
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Taken together, the findings provide support for the “free-radical theory” of aging, which proposes that reactive oxygen species such as hydrogen peroxide, produced during normal metabolism, cause cellular damage that contributes to aging and age-related diseases. #Aging #Seniors #SeniorCare #Caregiving #Caregivers 

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Conversations in the kitchen features Lorraine Fung Jamaica's top caterer - YouTube

Lorraine caters heads of state and celebrities and is well known and loved by many throughout the islands. 

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@CMattocks1 - With a rich background and stories to share this episode is one that helps capture why Lorraine has become such a success in business and personal life.  #CharlesMattocks #Health #HealthCare Caregiving #Caregivers #Jamaica

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How Physicians and Patients Can Embrace Connected Care

How Physicians and Patients Can Embrace Connected Care | Senior Care | Scoop.it
As the health care system has grown more complex, providers and patients are often disconnected from each other.
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We’re fast discovering that in order to raise quality and lower costs, we need, in effect, to bring back the house call, but by using digital and mobile solutions. Mounting evidence suggests that care delivered at home enables patients to live longer lives and potentially better ones.   #Seniors #SeniorCare #HealthCare #Caregivers #Caregiving 

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Gene Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis Shows Encouraging Results

Gene Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis Shows Encouraging Results | Senior Care | Scoop.it


Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the commonest lethal inherited disease in the UK, affecting around 10,000 people nationally and over 90,000 worldwide. Patients' lungs become filled with thick sticky mucus and they are vulnerable to recurrent chest infections, which eventually destroy the lungs.

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The trial is the first to show that repeated doses of gene therapy can have a meaningful effect on the disease, and change the lung function of patients.  #CysticFibrosis #Lungs #Seniors #SeniorCare #Caregivers #Caregiving 

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Couple looks back on 70 years of life, love

Couple looks back on 70 years of life, love | Senior Care | Scoop.it
QUEENSBURY  When Tony Abbate saw the woman he would marry, he knew she was the one.
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The two were married on June 21, 1945.  “Seventy years — honey, can you imagine that?” Tony said to Sheela.  “She’s still my sweetheart, though,” Tony beamed at his bride.  #Seniors #SeniorCare #TrueLove #Caregivers #Caregiving

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'Citizen of the Year' sentenced to 14 years in prison 

'Citizen of the Year' sentenced to 14 years in prison  | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Kelly Gearhart, 53, of Ohio, poured millions of dollars from victims, many elderly, into bogus California real estate projects. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Thursday.
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Judge Otis Wright spoke sternly to Gearhart, saying he gave great weight to hundreds of elderly investors 'who had counted on this money to see them through their so-called golden years.'  #Seniors #SeniorCare #SeniorAbuse #Fraud 


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Metabolic Syndrome Significantly Worsens Cardiovascular Disease

Metabolic Syndrome Significantly Worsens Cardiovascular Disease | Senior Care | Scoop.it
New research finds adults with metabolic syndrome are twice as likely to die from disease compared to healthier adults.
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"The analysis tells us diabetes and high blood pressure are significant factors that elevate the risk of death from cardiovascular disease among people with metabolic syndrome," Dr. Eun-Jung  #HealthCare #Health #Diabetes #HighBloodPressure #Seniors #SeniorCare #Caregiving #Caregivers 

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92-Year-Old Sets Marathon Record

92-Year-Old Sets Marathon Record | Senior Care | Scoop.it
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 92-year-old cancer survivor rocked her way into the record books Sunday, becoming the oldest woman to finish a marathon.

Harriette Thompson of Charlotte, North Carolina, co

Via Peter Mellow
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She didn't begin running marathons until she was in her 70s, after a member of her church approached her about being one of her sponsors in the marathon to raise money to fight leukemia and lymphoma. #Seniors #SeniorCare #Caregiving #Cancer #Caregiver #Marathon

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4 Dark Sides To The Pursuit of Happiness - PsyBlog

4 Dark Sides To The Pursuit of Happiness  - PsyBlog | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Fake smile? Here's how to avoid four hurdles on the road to happiness.
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Yale University’s Dr June Gruber has spent years researching happiness and has found that sometimes, at the extremes, the search for happiness can go wrong. But where are those extremes?

#Seniors #SeniorCare #Caregivers #Caregiving #Happiness

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Drug Perks Up Old Muscles and Aging Brains

Drug Perks Up Old Muscles and Aging Brains | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Whether you’re brainy, brawny or both, you may someday benefit from a drug found to rejuvenate aging brain and muscle tissue.


Aging is ascribed, in part, to the failure of adult stem cells to generate replacements for damaged cells and thus repair the body’s tissues. Researchers have shown that this decreased stem cell activity is largely a result of inhibitory chemicals in the environment around the stem cell, some of them dumped there by the immune system as a result of chronic, low-level inflammation that is also a hallmark of aging.

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Schaffer and Conboy’s research groups are now collaborating on a multi-pronged approach in which modulation of two key biochemical regulators might lead to safe restoration of stem cell responses in multiple aged and pathological tissues.  #Seniors #SeniorCare #Ageing #Caregivers #Caregiving


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We Need Caregiving for Caregivers of Parents with Dementia

We Need Caregiving for Caregivers of Parents with Dementia | Senior Care | Scoop.it
RT @oklabecca: We Need Caregiving for Caregivers of Parents with Dementia http://t.co/TIUO9zmiuY

Via Curtis Lee Ellett
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Caregiving for an elderly person with dementia can seem like a piece of cake early on in the process. But as it progresses, and more of their brain switches off, it becomes increasingly fraught. #Seniors #SeniorCare #Health #HealthCare #Caregivers #Caregiving 

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A nap a day could save your life

A nap a day could save your life | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Napping: something you either swear by, or swear against.

Via Peter Mellow
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According to research presented to the European Society of Cardiology annual conference in London, a midday nap is “associated with reduced blood pressure” and could reduce the risk of a heart attack. #Seniors #SeniorCare #BloodPressure #Caregivers #Caregiving

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Exercise During Youth Connected to Lower Risk of Death Later

Exercise During Youth Connected to Lower Risk of Death Later | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Women who exercise as youths have less risk of death from cancer and all other causes later in life, according to a new study in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
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Women who participated in sports team earlier in life had a 14 percent lowered risk for death from cancer and a 10 percent lowered risk for death from all causes. Continued exercise through adult life increased the lowered risk for death from all causes to 20 percent.  #Cancer #Seniors #SeniorCare #Caregiving #Caregivers 

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Demarcio Washington's curator insight, August 10, 10:36 AM

Women who participated in sports team earlier in life had a 14 percent lowered risk for death from cancer and a 10 percent lowered risk for death from all causes. Continued exercise through adult life increased the lowered risk for death from all causes to 20 percent.  #Cancer #Seniors #SeniorCare #Caregiving #Caregivers 

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Woman declared dead by doctors wakes up in funeral home

Woman declared dead by doctors wakes up in funeral home | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Prosecutors in Germany have charged a doctor with negligent bodily harm for declaring a 92-year-old woman dead – only for her to wake up in a refrigerated room at a funeral home.

Via PhysiciansFirst Messages
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That evening, a worker at the funeral home where she had been taken heard a scream from the refrigeration room and discovered the woman alive.  #SeniorCare #HealthCare #Caregivers #Caregiving #FuneralHome


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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, July 30, 5:11 AM

Man truly does not have the final say even in death if the individual choose to live! Man has his but just watch God do battle in all area's of life and I know it is so! Who wouldn't serve a God like that. Yes Lord God you got it all in control even unto restoring that which man say's is dead! God style!!! not man!

As You Age Senior Home Care Services's curator insight, July 31, 2:10 PM

That evening, a worker at the funeral home where she had been taken heard a scream from the refrigeration room and discovered the woman alive.  

 

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, August 5, 4:05 AM

Man truly does not have the final say even in death if the individual choose to live! Man has his but just watch God do battle in all area's of life and I know it is so! Who wouldn't serve a God like that. Yes Lord God you got it all in control even unto restoring that which man say's is dead! God style!!! not man!

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CARE: critical concerns | Wright Hassall

CARE: critical concerns | Wright Hassall | Senior Care | Scoop.it
More than a third of adults in the UK with an elderly relative in a care facility (37%) have admitted they would consider using a secret camera to monitor the behaviour of staff caring for them if they had concerns about the level of care.
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“The use of secret cameras has divided opinion, but it has also helped expose neglectful care and the fact that a large number of people would be prepared to make the difficult decision to use this surveillance clearly demonstrates there is still a serious trust issue to address. #Seniors #SeniorCare #HealthCare #Caregivers #Caregiving 

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Widespread Understaffing of Nurses Increases Risk to Patients

Widespread Understaffing of Nurses Increases Risk to Patients | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Emerging data support minimum nurse-to-patient ratios, but hospital administrations are reluctant to adopt them
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With the advent of better collection and monitoring of health care data, recent research supports nurses’ assertions that understaffing has a cascading effect on hospital outcomes.  #Seniors #SeniorCare #HealthCare #Caregivers #Caregiving 

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To petition the FDA, pharmaceutical companies and pain management physicians treating CRPS: We want the FDA to approve new CRPS treatments.

To petition the FDA, pharmaceutical companies and pain management physicians treating CRPS: We want the FDA to approve new CRPS treatments. | Senior Care | Scoop.it

CRPS/RSD Petition - This petition was initiated by 
Charles Mattocks, nephew of Regae legendary Bob Marley and Director of the new film "Trial By Fire" based on CRPS or RSD
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome also known as CRPS...

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Pls Sign Petition: @CMattocks1 -What are the symptoms of CRPS? Burning pain is the most common symptom. Some descriptions of how it feels are that it is like the worst sunburn that you can imagine one thousand fold. #CRPS #RSD #FDA #Physicians #SignPetition #Pharmaceutial 

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The dying embrace of husband and wife who were married for 75 years

The dying embrace of husband and wife who were married for 75 years | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Jeanette Toczko, 96, and her 95-year-old husband, Alexander Toczko, from San Diego, California, died just hours apart as they held hands in bed.
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Jeanette Toczko, 96, and her 95-year-old husband, Alexander Toczko, from San Diego, California, died just hours apart as they held hands in bed.  The pair spent their lives in love after becoming boyfriend and girlfriend when they were only eight years old.  #Seniors #SeniorCare #Caregivers #Caregiving #TrueLove




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As You Age Senior Home Care Services's curator insight, July 8, 1:54 PM

This article brought me to tears ~ so touching!

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Doctors Are Poorly Trained in End-of-Life Care, but That Can Change

Doctors Are Poorly Trained in End-of-Life Care, but That Can Change | Senior Care | Scoop.it

Palliative care has shown its worth. Several studies during the 2000s suggested that such care might increase patient survival compared with standard practice, possibly because it reduces patient depression and high-risk medical procedures.


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Only 6,500 physicians are board-certified in hospice and palliative care, the specialty focused on pain relief and end-of-life care. That number is between 6,000 and 18,000 fewer physicians than we need, according to a 2010 estimate.   #SeniorCare #Seniors #Health #HealthCare #Caregiving #Caregivers

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50 per cent of people with high blood pressure are not aware | The Guardian Nigeria

50 per cent of people with high blood pressure are not aware | The Guardian Nigeria | Senior Care | Scoop.it
50 per cent of people with high blood pressure are not aware
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They said: “Hypertension should never be considered a minor health problem. The disease itself causes heart attacks, paralysis, renal failure, thickening of the arteries and several other diseases if ignored. A patient in such a situation should never think of self-medication.”  #Health #SeniorCare #HealthCare #Caregiving #Caregivers

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Novartis's 'robotic pill'

Novartis's 'robotic pill' | Senior Care | Scoop.it

Novartis is collaborating with Rani Therapeutics, a US start-up in an endeavour to produce a so-called ‘robotic pill’ enabling a convenient administration of complex biotech drugs that are otherwise, normally given by injection.

 



Via Andrew Spong, Lionel Reichardt / le Pharmageek, Adrian Adewunmi Ph.D
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Rani’s capsule looks very much like a conventional pill, and is swallowed in the same way. However, the underlying mechanism of action differs in that the pill contains tiny needles made of sugar that are pushed into the wall of the intestine to deliver the drug.  #Seniors #SeniorCare #Drugs #Caregivers #Caregiving

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Jerome Leleu's curator insight, May 30, 2:46 AM

ajouter votre perspicacité ...

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7 Wise Happiness Quotes - But Which Ones Are Really True? - PsyBlog

7 Wise Happiness Quotes - But Which Ones Are Really True? - PsyBlog | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Answers to: whether happiness comes with age, whether it is better to be unemployed than in a job you hate, and more...
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People really do get happier as they get older.  In the survey, people over 65 were 14 times more likely to be happy than unhappy.  

#Seniors #SeniorCare #Caregivers #Caregiving #Happiness

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Orange Juice is Good for Your Brain

Orange Juice is Good for Your Brain | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Drinking orange juice could help improve brain function in elderly people, according to new research from the University of Reading.
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This study is thought to be one of the first to show that regularly consuming orange juice flavanones could have a positive effect on older people's cognition.  #Seniors #SeniorCare #Health #HealthCare #Caregivers #Caregiving

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