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    How do you manage arthritis in hands?

    November 10th, 2017

    Arthritis is something that older adults may suffer from and it can cause swelling and pain in joints making it difficult to do everyday tasks. This article in particular focuses on different types of arthritis that can affect your hands. Just to give you a short idea what arthritis is and does, the bones in your body specifically your joints are protected and lubricated by cartilage. Over time and cartilage will wear down from age, joint movement and genetics. This article gives you a great breakdown of what types of arthritis affects the hands, symptoms, images, how it is diagnosed, home remedies, medical treatments and prevention. 

     

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    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319955.php

    Why Retirement Makes Seniors Frugal (and Why That May Be a Problem)

    November 10th, 2017

    It is a strange thing to hear that being frugal with your retirement funds may be a problem, isn’t it? Just because a senior is not living large it does not mean that they don’t have the means to do so. According to the article seniors that have higher incomes are being to frugal in their retirement  which can have a negative impact on the economy. A reason that seniors may be living too frugally is because they had been working their whole life to save up for retirement and when the time comes to touch the money that was previously untouchable, it can be a scary thing. This thought process shows that it can also be a psychological issue as well. Other factors are the cost of health care and the fact that people are living longer now contributes to that thought. To see more information regarding extreme dangers of frugality and other finding please see the full article. 

     

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    https://money.usnews.com/money/retirement/aging/articles/2017-10-27/why-retirement-makes-seniors-frugal-and-why-that-may-be-a-problem

    Does blood flow from the heart affect memory?

    November 10th, 2017

    In the medical journal Neurology there was a study that was led by Vanderbilt University which is in Nashville, TN. There were also other institutions that participated in this study as well but in the study they found that there is a relationship between the blood flow that is pumped from the heart and blood flow to the brain’s memory section. According to the article the researchers have found in previous studies that there is a connection with reduced heart function and brain changes in older adults. To see more information regarding the statistics and results please see the full article. 

     

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    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320016.php

    Brisk walking may help older women live longer

    November 9th, 2017

    Here is a large study that was done by Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. This was a 4 year study that tracked physical activity in older women and this was done by having the women wear sensitive activity trackers. That is what makes this article interesting because previous studies based their results of individual accounts rather using the activity tracker. This allows them to gauge the type of physical activity more precisely and also makes the results more accurate. The surprise is in the results and how large this study was. This article also brings up what happens and what the risks are of inactivity. To see the surprising results and learn more information on this topic please see the full article. 

     

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    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320012.php

    Vancity Credit Union unveils new senior financial abuse survey

    November 9th, 2017

    This article takes place in Vancouver City, B.C. and is very disheartening to read but it is something that must be brought to people’s attention. According to the article that one third of older adults that were surveyed have been abused financially and have not or will not tell anyone about it. Why? You make ask, some seniors were embarrassed because the abuse came from close family members and other also were scared that it might just make the situation worse. There is trend that is becoming more prominent and it is that these seniors are being forced into making decisions about their assets before they should. To see how this abuse happens and some more statistics on this please see the full article. 

     

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    https://globalnews.ca/news/3841414/vancity-credit-union-unveils-new-senior-financial-abuse-survey/

    Blood From Young People Safe and Just Might Help Alzheimer’s Patients

    November 9th, 2017

    At Stanford University there is team that is testing plasma infusions from younger men to 18 patients who currently have Alzheimer’s. The results showed minor positive effects in the Alzheimer’s patients with everyday skills but cognitive skills were not affected. Don’t jump the gun just yet because by no means does this mean that these transfusions cure Alzheimer’s.  This just means that the Stanford team can continue their testing. To give you a better idea of what plasma is, it is the liquid part of the blood with the immune and red cells removed. There was a previous study done to old mice and that is what this current study is working off of. Though this is just the very beginning of the study it is important to realize that this is just a small study done to only 18 Alzheimer’s patients and that much more testing needs to be done. To learn more about the study on a deeper level please see the full article. 

     

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    https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/young-blood-safe-just-might-help-alzheimer-s-patients-n817451