Prevent Disability by Learning Stroke Symptoms

Strokes are the 5th leading cause of death in the United States and the #1 cause of long-term disability. Having one stroke increases the risk for having another stroke in the next year. Recognizing the early signs of stroke can save lives, prevent long-term disability, and improve quality of life. Unfortunately, only 38% of Americans […]

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Age-Related Hearing Loss Can Harm Your Health

People often start losing some range of hearing in their fifties or by age sixty, which is the point at which data shows many Americans begin to suffer some hearing loss. Approximately forty-eight million Americans live with hearing loss. It’s critical to have your hearing checked regularly, as undetected hearing loss can lead or contribute to isolation, depression and other health woes.

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Namenda only Works for Severe Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

None of the current treatments for dementia will radically improve patients’ memory or thinking, nor will they stop the progression of the disease. However, Namenda may help moderate or severe dementia, while Aricept, Razadyne, or Exelon may help patients with dementia ranging from mild to severe.

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Palliative Care for Serious Diseases

Palliative care is often misunderstood as meaning a patient will not get “real treatment.” That is not accurate. In fact, patients who have palliative care often live longer as well as having a better quality of life.

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