Hearing Loss Can Hasten Brain Function Decline in Aging Adults

Hearingaid...Wearing a hearing aid that is set to take care of your personal needs is bound to increase the quality of your life as soon as you become used to it. We may find, as researchers obtain more conclusive information, that this important step could protect your brain from significant decline as your age, as well. If you are a veteran, check with the Veteran's Administration to see if they can help you with the cost. 

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The Root of Alzheimer's: Could Infection and Inflammation be Part of the Equation?

Medical1A number of researchers think that it’s time to re-consider the idea of infection as a root cause of Alzheimer's disease. These scientists point to studies that reveal the presence of a microbe that is eventually activated by a stressor, thus causing inflammation which could possibly trigger the disease. Even though there have been many studies supporting their theory over the years, these scientists don't feel that they are being heard. An editorial in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease compares this lack of acceptance of an alternative to the most popular theory to historic controversies related to other diseases. 

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Long-term Caregiving May Shorten Life Up To Eight Years

StressA study by Ohio State University in conjunction with the National Institute on Aging has shown that adult children caring for their parents, as well as parents caring for chronically ill children, may have their life span shortened by four to eight years.   For this study, Ohio State University’s Ronald Glaser, head of OSU’s Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, and Jan Kiecolt-Glaser, a professor of psychology and psychiatry at OSU, teamed with Nan-ping Weng and his research group from the National Institute on Aging. 

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