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By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on April 22, 2016

With the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease on the rise, scientists are examining all possible avenues to help prevent, treat, and slow the progression of this curious condition. Many studies have found dietary changes to be effective at improving memory and preventing conditions such as insulin resistance and obesity. A recent…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on April 15, 2016

Researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology developed an implantable capsule that causes the natural immune system to prevent the accumulation of the beta-amyloid proteins that lead to Alzheimer’s disease. Thus far, the device has proven successful in laboratory mice. The following research may give hope to seniors and their…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on April 8, 2016

Vitamin E provides numerous benefits, particularly for seniors. It helps prevent chronic disease and delays the aging process by stopping the production of free radicals. It also supports the immune system to ward off illnesses and it may even prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Rhode Island caregivers can boost senior…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on March 25, 2016

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) is an infection that occurs in any part of the urinary system, usually between the bladder and the urethra. In senior adults, the presence of a UTI can mimic the symptoms of dementia or Alzheimer’s, which can pose a problem for dementia caregivers in Rhode Island. Preventing…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on March 18, 2016

There’s no doubt that seniors require different skin care and cosmetic options than their younger counterparts. Seniors have spent many years in contact elemental impurities in the air, not to mention frequent exposure to the sun, which can further age skin over time. Fortunately, live-in caregivers in Rhode Island can…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on March 11, 2016

In recent years, an increasing number of senior citizens over the age of 65 are interested in the benefits gained by undergoing cosmetic procedures. Plastic surgeons commonly offer their services to people of all ages, however, Rhode Island hourly caregivers question whether elderly people are putting their safety at risk….

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on March 4, 2016

Medical researchers are constantly at work determining risk factors and causative links between our genes and the diseases we develop. On the surface, it is easy to pinpoint what diseases recur in a family, simply by evaluating familial history. But genetics are more complex than just our heredity. Scientists and…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on February 26, 2016

If your senior loved one is wary of electronics, perhaps some of these handy and senior-friendly gadgets will change his or her mind. Consider purchasing one of the following electronics for your loved one that providers of senior home care in Rhode Island believe benefit the elderly. Read on to…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on February 19, 2016

For many seniors, fine motors skills diminish over time, making routine activities like brushing teeth, cutting food, and writing challenging. If you’ve noticed that your elderly loved one has increasing difficulty managing daily tasks that require fine motor skills, it may be time to make a change. According to Rhode…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on February 12, 2016

Rhode Island part-time care providers know it’s important to make sure your older loved one stays warm during the winter months. It’s also important to tune into other winter health risks that your loved one may face. Read on to learn more about how you can keep your loved one…