Can alcohol consumption in middle age lead to a higher chance of dementia later in life? The answer appears to be yes. A report issued today by the United Kingdom's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence declares the norm for healthy levels of alcohol intake needs to be reevaluated and suggests that any amount [...]
Thank you to all who came out and supported the Walk to End Alzheimer's! The Heartrock Care Crew came out strong and raised money to help the fight! We look forward to having you join us next year for this fun event for a fantastic cause!
The Japanese government in 1963 decided to recognize those citizens who turned 100 by providing them with a silver cup to commemorate the age based accomplishment. That year the government celebrated with 153 citizens. Today, Japan is tied for second in the world for the oldest average population and leads the world in centenarians. The result [...]
Researchers in the developing field of cognitive epidemiology have been conducting studies to understand if intelligence levels have an impact on longevity. The answer appears to be yes. Questions remain as to why and potential influencing factors. Socioeconomic status has an impact on both intelligence and longevity and may be a cause and a result. [...]
The Washoe County Sheriff's Office recently announced a program to help prevent those with cognitive impairment or dementia, such as Alzheimer's, from wandering and in the event they do wander to easily locate them. The free kits are being distributed to caregivers by Kids to Seniors Korner. For more information on the program, please visit http://www.rgj.com/story/news/2015/06/15/wandering-prevention-program-announced-today/71267120/ [...]
Please join Heartrock Care, Inc. and walk in support of a cure to end Alzheimer's! The Reno/Sparks Walk to End Alzheimer's will be on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 8 am at the Sparks Marina. For more information please visit http://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=7351&pg=entry .
Researchers have worked diligently to find simple ways to identify differences in people with Alzheimer's and those with "normal" age related memory reduction. A team from the University of Alberta in Canada may have just done that with the use of a simple saliva test. Presented at the 2015 Alzheimer's Association International Conference last week, the [...]
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America has provided a list of common sense lifestyle choices as keys to healthy aging. They have established the list with the goal to slow or prevent the loss of brain cells, maintain the brain's capacity to make up for any loss, and let remaining brain cells function well. Here is the [...]
The first year of a trial program to provide in-home care for certain Medicare recipients has shown great promise. The program, called the Independence at Home Demonstration, has 17 practices across the United States performing services for chronically ill in their homes versus in a clinical setting. The first year results showed a savings of [...]
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once [...]