The Latest Promising Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Treatment

5.7 million American seniors, or 10 percent of those over age 65, are currently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease – and that number is anticipated to rise to as many as 14 million by the year 2050. The race is on as experts scramble to find a cure or, at least, an effective treatment option. And besides the emotional toll the condition takes on both individuals diagnosed and their loved ones, the financial impact is shocking, costing as much as $277 billion in 2018 and expected to grow to over $1 trillion by 2050.

The latest findings in Alzheimer’s clinical trials.

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The Key Skills that Make a Great Family In Home Caregiver

Senior woman with daughter

Learn the skills you need to provide better care for your senior loved one.

If you’re providing care for a senior family member, it’s possible that you stumbled into the responsibility without having formal training: you saw the requirement, and gallantly stepped forward to meet it. Yet, at Regency Home Care, comprehensive training is provided to each of our professional in-home caregivers before they are fully equipped to safely and effectively take care of seniors. Through our efforts to encourage family caregivers, we’ve detailed a few of the crucial skills necessary to be the best possible family in home caregiver. [Read more…]

Can Exercise Help Overcome the Challenges of Parkinson’s Disease?

Healthy Senior Man in GYMThe results of remaining physically active throughout aging are considerable, but for those with Parkinson’s, it could truly be a game-changer in the progression of the disease. Several recent studies are showing direct links between regular exercise for seniors and Parkinson’s, such as the largest clinical study to date, for which patients who exercised at least 2½ hours per week attained a greater total well-being than those who refrained from physical exercise. And that is only the beginning. [Read more…]

The Senior Malnutrition Crisis

Elderly asian woman bored with food

Remember Sunday dinners at Grandma’s, whenever the whole family came together round the table to enjoy a hearty meal, chitchat, and laughter? Regrettably, with many families now living at a distance from their older loved ones, along with so many pressing needs pulling us in numerous directions, it is difficult to keep on with this tradition – and it could be one among the countless factors adding to the dramatic rise in senior malnutrition. [Read more…]

The Radical New Thinking About Alzheimer’s That May Lead Us to a Cure

Neurology QuestionsThose of us who follow the latest research in Alzheimer’s disease are all too familiar with the troublesome amyloid plaques thought to be linked to Alzheimer’s. But could it possibly be that those plaques are actually helpful and could lead to an Alzheimer’s cure? [Read more…]

The Top Foods to Avoid for a Kidney Friendly Diet

Senior Woman Eating Healthy SaladAs the saying goes, we are what we eat, and for people with kidney disease, it is even more vital that an appropriate nutrition plan be observed to lessen symptoms, such as swelling, pain, nausea and more, and to perhaps even slow down the progression of the disease. Regency Home Care recommends the following dietary considerations (after approval by the physician) to ensure a kidney friendly diet: [Read more…]

Best Tips for Seniors Living with Kidney Disease

Itching. Hiccups. Loss of appetite. Sleep problems. These are just some of the seemingly innocuous indicators that could mean kidney disease. And with as many as 20 million people in America diagnosed with the disease, and many more not yet diagnosed, it’s crucial to bring any troublesome signs to the attention of the doctor. [Read more…]

Amazing Technologies Help Those with Vision Loss

Blind person holding white caneAffecting millions of Americans, vision loss is as varied as the people who experience it – from simply having to don a pair of reading glasses to scan through the morning paper, to complete blindness. And it’s much more prevalent in older adults, with one in every three elders over age 65 having some sort of eye disease that impacts vision, like glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration, among others. Thankfully, as with a lot of other challenging conditions, technology continues to explode with choices to improve standard of living for many experiencing vision problems. Just take a look at a few of the vision enhancement tools that are already available: [Read more…]

How to Communicate with Aging Parents Without Hurtful Feelings

Shocking news.Honesty is always the best policy, right? Even so, there are times when some truths are better left unsaid or at least worded more positively, especially when talking with aging loved ones. While we could have the best of intentions in wanting to help seniors navigate life, we are able to help prevent hurt feelings in our aging parents by rethinking statements such as the following: [Read more…]

Is It Possible to Go Overboard with Senior Health Care?

Mature radiologist talking to senior patient.Most people want the most effective medical care for our family and friends, but is it possible that in some cases, less is the most beneficial? Based upon a recent report published in Plos One by Dr. Martin Makary, professor of surgery and health policy at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, a full 21% of treatment people receive is unneeded – meaning that huge numbers of patients put through various treatment plans, tests and scans are receiving little or no benefit. And these types of unwarranted healthcare services come at a price: up to $210 billion on a yearly basis, as revealed by the National Academy of Medicine. [Read more…]