If a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease and you will be the primary caregiver, there’s much you need to know, both about how to care for the person with the condition and about how to care for yourself. More than half of the people with Alzheimer’s disease are cared for
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Many of the day-to-day tasks people take for granted in their younger years become more onerous for the elderly. Activities like the four below—meals, transportation, hygiene, and mobility—can become challenging.
It’s important to ask for help when these tasks become difficult and to take advantage of resources in the community
Most people are concerned about preserving a sharp memory as they grow older, fearing that memory loss associated with the aging process and disease might rob them of the ability to function normally and remain independent. These worries may one day be a thing of the past, if promising processes
Numerous studies have linked gum disease to a variety of health problems, including heart disease, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis. Several recent studies add to the potential clinical impact of gum disease and tooth loss with data suggesting an association with cognitive decline in seniors.
At this time, there
Mental Health Declines Along with Dental Health, Study Finds
A comprehensive review of 20 years worth of research on the relationship between cognitive abilities and oral health suggests that the two are linked. The researchers found that the frequency of oral health problems increases significantly in cognitively impaired older people, particularly
One way to get information about your health is to simply “open wide.”
“Problems with your oral health could be warning signs of serious health issues that need immediate attention,” says Marsha Rubin, DDS, Program Director of the General Practice Residency in Dentistry at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell.
The main culprit of
New advances in technology help dental work last longer, but there is a good chance you may eventually have to replace crowns, bridges, implants, and dentures or partials. “While everyone’s oral health is different, most dental work will last about seven to 10 years, but if you maintain excellent oral
Postmenopausal women with periodontal disease (PD) are more likely to develop breast cancer, according to research published December 21, 2015 in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. PD includes inflamed gums, damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth, and tooth loss.
The researchers, who analyzed