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Alzheimer’s Vaccine–Are We Any Closer to Developing One?

Nov 28th, 2017 | By Guest Post | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Is the science world any closer to developing a much-needed Alzheimer’s vaccine? Recent studies suggest the possibility may exist. An Alzheimer’s disease vaccine could help prevent the horrible disease, which according to the Texas Health and Human Services, affects one in ten Americans over the age of 65.

Scientists in several universities in Switzerland and the United Kingdom are working on research on this matter; a recent article published in October, 2017, reveals that a new vaccine originally meant to treat and possibly cure cat allergies and psoriasis may also produce vaccine responses in older subjects with Alzheimer’s-like symptoms.



Heart Healthy Seniors

Nov 8th, 2017 | By Guest Post | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Love Your Heart, Stay Healthy

As we age, we seniors need to take better care of ourselves. This infographic from Study Medicine Europe takes you through how you can care for your heart to ensure you stay happy and healthy for as long as possible.

Unfortunately, heart disease accounts for 1 in 3 deaths and claims 17.7 million lives every year.

When functioning at its optimal level the heart shuttles 2,000 gallons of oxygen-rich blood through 60,000 miles of blood vessels. Another important factor to understand is the differences between a heart attack and cardiac arrest.



Depression in Seniors

Oct 26th, 2017 | By Guest Post | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Depression in senior citizens tends to go largely unnoticed. A study by Mental Health America revealed that 2 out of 3 seniors knew ‘little or nothing’ about depression, while only 42% of seniors said that they would seek medical help if they felt depressed. Worryingly, almost 3 in 5 seniors were willing to accept depression as an inevitable part of aging.



Celebrate Active Seniors October 1st

Sep 26th, 2017 | By Guest Post | Category: Senior Moments Blog

On Sunday October 1, the International Day of Older Persons will be celebrated and this year’s theme is ‘Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons’. In some quarters, there remains a perception of senior citizens as frail-bodied and mentally struggling. In reality, many senior citizens around the world smash through that stigma by continuing to make extraordinary contributions to their communities and, in some cases, to the world at large.



All About Senior Nutrition

Jun 4th, 2017 | By Guest Post | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

As we age, seniors begin to experience health issues, irrespective of how well we looked after our bodies throughout our lives. However, we can continue to be full of freshness and vigor well into our pensionable years if we exercise adequately and get the nutrition that our bodies need. Malnutrition or an unhealthy diet will only quicken the onset of health problems once we surpass middle age.



Fitness Plan for Grandparenting

Apr 5th, 2017 | By Guest Post | Category: Senior Moments Blog

SCJ has a new friend! He is Paul, a health and fitness blogger at FatherFitness. Recent correspondence with Paul resulted in his offering to write an article about grandparenting and fitness. It’s a great read, so enjoy!
When our son was born in 2009 my mother-in-law retired so when my wife returned to work a year later we had the best child care option. Granny Marje had always been active, juggling three jobs, all involving the care of young children until she retired aged 60. It would have been so easy (and maybe welcomed! for her to kick back, take it easy and settle into a relaxing retirement. Of course we had other ideas for her, blessing her with the task of Granny daycare three days a week.



All About Stairlifts

Feb 20th, 2017 | By Guest Post | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Senior citizens crave independence, and seniors live more healthy lives when they can be as independent as possible. But this becomes substantially harder when their mobility and senses begin to wane. Where once they could willingly combine full-time work with raising a family, they often require assistance for basic functions such as moving around their home, especially when it comes to going upstairs or downstairs.

An ideal solution to the difficulties posed by multi-story homes is to install a stairlift. This is a device which allows the user to navigate stairs by moving along a metal track which is fitted to the shape of the stairs, whether it is perfectly straight or bends at any stage. The motor is charged by a battery and it is



Understanding Dementia Care

Nov 13th, 2016 | By Guest Post | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The infographic in this article is offered to help caregivers better understand the experience of the person with Dementia. The more we understand the better we are equipped to offer compassionate and competent care for the person with Alzheimer’s or any Dementia-related illness.



Elder Years Can Be Happy Ones

Sep 19th, 2016 | By Guest Post | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

How Senior Years Can Be Happy



Healthcare of the Future

Jan 22nd, 2016 | By Guest Post | Category: Senior Moments Blog

We humans all require healthcare, and senior citizens need more attention to health issues as we age. Unfortunately, one of the main barriers to receiving the necessary level of healthcare is the practical element of being unable to physically access a healthcare professional. However, thanks to advances in technology, this may soon become a thing of the past.

Home Healthcare Adaptations (http://www.home-healthcare-adaptations.ie/), a home care company based in Ireland, created this infographic which explores how the world of healthcare might look in the near future. It profiles the concept of ‘virtual healthcare’, whereby patients can receive a virtual home visit through a hologram of their physician, and also a virtual doctor app where patients can receive information on treatments available to them by simply browsing their smartphone or tablet.