Live well. Age well.
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 -- The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® 2017 (AAIC®) is the largest international meeting dedicated to advancing dementia science. Each year, AAIC unites the world’s leading researchers, next generation investigators, clinicians and the care research community to share discoveries in research that will lead to methods of prevention and treatment, and improvements in diagnosis for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. This past July more than 5,000 scientists from 63 countries gathered in London. Here are a few highlights from the reports that were presented.
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 -- Everything!
A brain-healthy diet reduces your risk for stroke by lowering the cholesterol that can lead to plaque build-up in your arteries. Nutritious foods can also lower the plaque’s ability to form clots that can break off and cause blockages. And, a brain-healthy diet can help reduce your blood pressure. And a healthy diet can also reduce your blood pressure, which can reduce strain on your blood vessels and the resulting inflammation.
Thursday, July 27, 2017 -- After she retired from a decades-long administrative career, Joann decided to take a water aerobics class at her local YMCA. She knew the low-impact exercise would be good for her heart, but she was surprised at how much it improved her balance.
"I used to wobble a lot when I changed into my swimsuit," she said, "I would have to hold on to the locker door or sit down on the bench to change, but after just a few weeks of class I noticed I could easily balance on one foot to put the suit on or take it off. My legs feel so much stronger, it’s unbelievable."
Monday, July 17, 2017 -- For the senior population this is a common question. “Aging in place” vs. moving into a smaller home. Regardless of the direction that is chosen, decluttering the home is a necessary step and a senior move manager such as Organize Senior Moves can offer the help that is needed. So how does a person know when it the time is right to downsize a home and/or move to a smaller location, possibly a senior community?
Monday, June 12, 2017 -- As we age, our bodies change. Some of us discover we need reading glasses or even bifocals. Others realize that their hearing is not what it used to be and find themselves making a significant investment in hearing aids. Similarly, most seniors are aware that their memory is not as sharp as it once was. Car keys get misplaced. The names of famous people are sometimes hard to recall. Occasionally, a monthly payment is missed. When this happens people often find themselves wondering if they are experiencing typical aging memory loss or if their symptoms are signs of early Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.
Friday, June 9, 2017 -- The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and Albany Medical Center encourage Capital Region residents to join together to end stroke, New York’s fourth leading cause of death.
Despite claiming more than 133,000 lives annually in the United States, and 6,035 in New York in 2014, and being a leading cause of serious, long-term disability, stroke is largely preventable and treatable.