All Things Long Term Care

Head Trauma and Poor Heart Health May Increase Chance of Alzheimer’s Disease

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s doubles nearly every five years after age 65 and scientists have found a number of factors that can increase one’s risk of the disease.  Some of these factors are out of one’s control – family history, genetics, and age.  However, there are some factors that can be influenced by one’s actions/lifestyle.  Head trauma and cardiovascular disease – including high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke and high cholesterol – have been found to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s. Read more »

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Head Trauma and Poor Heart Health May Increase Chance of Alzheimer’s Disease

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s doubles nearly every five years after age 65 and scientists have found a number of factors that can increase one’s risk of the disease.  Some of these factors are out of one’s control – family history, genetics, and age.  However, there are some factors that can be influenced by one’s actions/lifestyle.  Head trauma and cardiovascular disease – including high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke and high cholesterol – have been found to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s. Read more »

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Boomers Facing Identity Theft

The Boston Globe reports that baby boomers have become prime targets for thieves, including caregivers and internet scammers, because of their considerable savings and clean credit histories.  People age 50 and older are less likely to monitor their accounts, are often lured by sweepstakes letters with the promise of prizes, or are taken advantage of by those hired to provide care. Read more »

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Boomers Facing Identity Theft

The Boston Globe reports that baby boomers have become prime targets for thieves, including caregivers and internet scammers, because of their considerable savings and clean credit histories.  People age 50 and older are less likely to monitor their accounts, are often lured by sweepstakes letters with the promise of prizes, or are taken advantage of by those hired to provide care. Read more »

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Baby Boomers Aid Home Sales

According to new housing market research, baby boomer homeowners may be pushing young homebuyers out of the market. As home values and prices continue to increase, many younger Americans are unable to afford down payments due to low income jobs and school debt. Home builders are now targeting an older generation, age 55 and up, who are more likely to have equity. Older homeowners are expected to help home sales this year as it is a prime time for the age group to buy, according to experts. More here Read more »

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Baby Boomers Aid Home Sales

According to new housing market research, baby boomer homeowners may be pushing young homebuyers out of the market. As home values and prices continue to increase, many younger Americans are unable to afford down payments due to low income jobs and school debt. Home builders are now targeting an older generation, age 55 and up, who are more likely to have equity. Older homeowners are expected to help home sales this year as it is a prime time for the age group to buy, according to experts. More here Read more »

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Stroke May Affect Males and Females Differently

New research shows that more people are surviving strokes now, than when compared to statistics from ten years ago. Experts say that the current treatment and prevention tactics that are provided help to lower the risk of death during stroke. Studies have also shown that strokes may affect males and females differently. Studies have shown that females are at a higher risk of having further complications after strokes than males. Read more »

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Stroke May Affect Males and Females Differently

New research shows that more people are surviving strokes now, than when compared to statistics from ten years ago. Experts say that the current treatment and prevention tactics that are provided help to lower the risk of death during stroke. Studies have also shown that strokes may affect males and females differently. Studies have shown that females are at a higher risk of having further complications after strokes than males. Read more »

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