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(BPT) - At the age of 33, Delanie Wilson had everything she’d ever hoped for. She married the love of her life, had two wonderful children and adored her job as a history teacher. She had recently lost 78 pounds and was in the best shape of her life. In Delanie’s eyes, life couldn’t be better. That was until June 2012, when Delanie fell victim to a stroke, which left doctors questioning whether Delanie would ever be able to talk or walk again.
(NAPSI)—There is mounting evidence that exercise can help to reduce the risk of certain diseases and conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis and arthritis. In fact, numerous studies have shown that diet and exercise can also help ward off cognitive problems and memory loss, while improving sleep and boosting mood and self-confidence.
(NAPSI)—Each year in the United States, nearly 16,000 kids are diagnosed with cancer. And on any given day, as many as 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Beyond its debilitating symptoms, the death rate for Alzheimer’s is on the rise.
On Tuesday Aug. 19 Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church will host an educational presentation on Alzheimer’s disease, including the 10 signs for early detection and the importance of that detection.
The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) and Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs continue to make big strides in a program dedicated to the wellbeing of the nation’s disabled veterans.
(NAPSI)—There’s helpful news for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. There are practical steps family caregivers can take to make an environment safer—whether that environment is a room or an entire home.
Choosing contrasting colors for the floor, chairs and tables in an area can help to keep it safer for those with Alzheimer’s. (NAPS)
A hero can be found in all walks of life. A teenage lifeguard who notices a competitor struggling and makes the split-second decision to jump in, the young child who helps an Alzheimer’s patient get help and find his way home, a soldier who once served honorably or who is still serving, or a teacher who makes a difference in the lives of many today and in the future.
(NAPSI)—Here’s news about getting old:
(BPT) - While you may know about your brain’s gray matter, did you also know that about 50 percent of your brain is made of white matter? The health of your brain’s white matter affects how well it learns and functions. This is also the area of the brain most often affected by stroke. Now results of a two-year human clinical study published in the American Heart Association journal, Stroke, show that vitamin E tocotrienols derived from Malaysian palm oil supports white matter health by weakening the progression of white matter lesions.
(NAPSI)—Across the U.S., more than 5 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease every day and more than 15 million Americans are their caregivers. On June 21st, the longest day of the year, everyone can show those facing Alzheimer’s that they are not alone.
Thousands will spend The Longest Day honoring those facing Alzheimer's disease. (NAPS)
(BPT) - Most American’s aren’t consuming enough nutrients from their daily diet. Only 1 percent of the population meets minimum standards of a balanced diet, according to a paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. A well-chosen supplement can benefit many people, especially those who are dieting, older than age 50, pregnant or following an exercise regimen.
(Family Features) If you love to cook, discover the wild advantage and fill your freezer with Wild Blueberries. Packed with more intense blueberry flavor and two times the antioxidants of regular blueberries, Wild Blueberries are wildly different from the cultivated blueberries you find in the fresh produce section. Don’t be fooled by their small size, these berries pack more flavor and antioxidant power into their tiny blue bodies than any other blueberry on this big blue planet. This makes them the blueberry of choice for anyone interested in cooking, baking, making smoothies and more.
Governor Jan Brewer today signed the fiscal 2015 state budget – a balanced, principled and fiscally prudent spending plan that directs resources to prioritize and protect core policy issues highlighted in her 2014 State of the State address.
This pet-loving nation has always had a place in our hearts for furry family members, and for older adults the benefits of owning a pet, on top of companionship, are even greater.
1. Experts see no signs of terrorism in Malaysian plane mystery
If you stay tuned in, you get a sharp sense of what the Oro Valley community is all about.
If you call Tucson home, with its hundreds of parks, excellent public and private golf courses, University of Arizona, local airport, Sonoran desert, mountain vistas and more, you are lucky indeed. Last month, Forbes magazine named Tucson one of the top 25 best places to retire in 2014, so wondering where geographically to retire is a fairly easy choice. More complex, however, is the where to retire residentially question. With so many different residential options from which to choose, from Continuing Care Retirement Communities to “active adult” living residences, learning to differentiate between the choices is important, but not always easy. Below is an overview of key facts and options you should know and consider before you move.
Those who think today’s youth are not willing to do something for the elders in the community might want to talk to 12-year-old Frank Cipolla.
(BPT) - Dental health is essential to overall health, affecting everything from our hearts to our mental well-being. Yet despite ample research that underscores the importance of taking care of our teeth, millions of Americans never go to the dentist. A lack of dental insurance is one of the top reasons Americans don’t keep up with their dental care.