Posts Tagged ‘ am i getting alzheimer’s? ’

Senior Health: Relationship Between High Blood Pressure and Alzheimer’s

Jan 31st, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

High blood pressure (hypertension) is bad for us senior citizens for several reasons… it interferes with our general feeling of well-being, the incidence of strokes is much higher than for those seniors with normal blood pressure, it compromises the entire cardiovascular system, and now we are learning that hypertension is bad for your brain as well. Johns [...]



Senior Women and Alzheimer’s

Oct 27th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: For Senior Women

We senior citizens keep looking at Alzheimer’s from as many perspectives as possible.  SCJ has looked at statistics about the disease, whom it affects, the symptoms, how the diagnosis is reached, and now we look at Alzheimer’s and it’s affects on Women.  The Shriver report says this horrific disease affects 10 million women annually.  That means [...]