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2014-09-08 23:01:10

The Legacy Film Festival on Aging will be held in San Francisco from Sept. 12-14. Tiburon, CA (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 Living Well Assisted Living at Home is pleased to once again sponsor the Legacy Film Festival on Aging to be held Sept. 12-14 in San Francisco. The Legacy Film Festival on Aging is proud to present a film series portraying the richness of later life. Dr. Doris Bersing, Living Well President & CEO, is very excited about a new festival full of provoking films and...

2014-09-05 23:00:20

The three-part educational series for family caregivers will cover the progression of dementia, practical ways to maintain connection and engagement associated with dementia and community resources to help loved ones with dementia. Castle Rock, CO (PRWEB) September 05, 2014 Home Care Assistance of Douglas County, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is dedicated to partnering with other community members in an effort to increase awareness around longevity and aging. In line...

heart attack protein
2014-09-04 03:00:00

Vincent Lamontagne, University of Ottawa Heart Institute A team of researchers at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, led by Dr. Alexandre Stewart, have uncovered an intriguing link between heart attacks and a protein that is of great interest to drug companies for its impact on cholesterol. The team found that levels of the protein PCSK9 were elevated in the blood of patients having an acute heart attack, but not in those who never had a heart attack or who had recovered from one...

One Hour Of Moderate Exercise A Day Could Decrease Risk Of Heart Failure
2014-09-03 03:21:10

American Heart Association In a new study reported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Heart Failure, researchers say more than an hour of moderate or half an hour of vigorous exercise per day may lower your risk of heart failure by 46 percent. Heart failure is a common, disabling disease that accounts for about 2 percent of total healthcare costs in industrialized countries. Risk of death within five years of diagnosis is 30 percent to 50 percent, researchers said....

2014-09-02 23:07:12

Mood-related symptoms can come and go in response to everyday stresses. If they occur for long periods, cause significant distress, or interfere with daily functioning, it's time to seek help. Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 A little bit of moodiness now and then is normal for everyone. But sometimes the onset of irritability, sadness, or apathy can be a sign of a serious condition, reports the September 2014 Harvard Health Letter. "Mood-related symptoms can come and go in...

volunteering
2014-09-01 03:00:57

Kelly Connelly, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Systematic review of 73 published studies yields promising evidence and a call for new research to investigate if volunteering reduces dementia risk Older adults who stay active by volunteering are getting more out of it than just an altruistic feeling – they are receiving a health boost! A new study, led by the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences and published online in Psychological Bulletin, is the first to...

2014-08-30 23:01:57

Topics including the right to bear arms for Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients, memory improvement activities, and stories of persevering against the disease added to article library. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Seniors Guide, the comprehensive guide to all things senior, has published several articles recently that focus on Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, and Memory Loss. Country singer Glen Campbell, who recently revealed to the public of being diagnosed with the...

2014-08-28 08:27:46

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany, August 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The CAIDE Dementia Risk App from Merz Pharmaceuticals is available free of charge for people from 40 to 65 to calculate their individual risk for getting dementia within the next two decades. Using a traffic light color scheme, the App can also help physicians discuss preventive measures with patients at risk. The new "CAIDE Dementia Risk App (Cardiovascular risk factors, Aging and Incidence of DEmentia) has...

2014-08-25 12:27:18

Online community helping to accelerate critical Alzheimer's research PHOENIX, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Prevention Registry today reached a significant milestone in the fight against Alzheimer's by enrolling the 40,000(th) volunteer interested in participating in major studies of the disease. Championed by Banner Alzheimer's Institute (BAI) and in collaboration with partnering organizations and leading scientists, the online Registry (www.endALZnow.org) aims to...

2014-08-22 08:24:47

CHICAGO, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Through its annual fundraiser and a separate corporate donation, Bankers Life has increased its financial support to the Alzheimer's Association in 2014 to $436,000. Bankers Life's annual Forget Me Not Days event raised just over $336,000 for the Alzheimer's Association, up slightly from what was collected last year. In addition, Bankers Life- the national life and health insurer focusing on the retirement market- recognized the Association on...


Latest Aging-associated diseases Reference Libraries

Coronary Angiography
2013-07-29 11:05:01

A coronary angiography, also known as a coronary catheterization, is a procedure that gives both visual and tactical access to coronary circulation and blood filled chambers of the heart for both diagnostic and interventional purposes. It is one of many diagnostic tests used in cardiology. More specifically, coronary catheterization recognizes occlusion, stenosis, thrombosis or aneurismal enlargement of the walls of the coronary arteries; heart chamber size; heart muscle contraction...

Cardiac Stress Test
2012-11-18 19:30:13

The cardiac stress test is a diagnostic test used in Cardiac pathology for the purpose of patient diagnosis. It measures the heart’s function while placing a heavier workload on the heart. The cardiologist cannot be at the patient’s side while at work, under stress, during a workout or pushed to the limit so this test mimics those activities in a controlled setting. How it is Performed The stress is created by increasing the workload on the cardiac system. This can be accomplished by...

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