Clara Could Finally Be The First Cure For Alzheimer’s Disease

October 8, 2019

Clara, short for clarity, is an artificial intelligence-based chat-bot that asks patients questions about themselves and their relationships to people, places and events. It is a computer based system, developed by Israeli scientists at the Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center...

Prescription Drug Prices 41 Times Higher Than Seniors Can Afford

August 19, 2019

Prescription drug prices for serious chronic diseases, such as Diabetes type-2, heart disease, cancer and arthritis is now 41 times higher than a seniors’ social security benefit. This statistic comes a very recent report by AARP investigators.      ...

Implantable Cardiac Monitor Accurately Detects Heart Arrhythmia’s

July 9, 2019

A new implantable cardiac monitor, manufactured by the Biotronic Corp. has just received approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).   The Biomonitor III is injected under the skin, where it can stay for up to four years. The...

Positive Attitude Can Protect Against Memory Decline In Dementia Patients

June 17, 2019

A positive attitude can protect against memory decline and boost brain health in dementia patients, a recent study reports.   The report suggests that mental well-being — such as your mood or outlook, — can improve memory and decision-making in...

May Is Older Americans Month, Be Happy-Connect With A Senior

May 6, 2019

Older Americans Month is commemorated every May. This year is no different and therefore the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance once again.   This years theme is: Connect, Create, Contribute, and the Administration is encouraging one and...

Fantastic New Online Review for The Grand at Pawling!

April 11, 2019

We always love it when we receive a happy online review from a one of our families! Take a look at the latest positive review we received from Anna Consoere, who posted it on the popular and independent healthcare consumer...

Healthy Living at 65 and Beyond

April 2, 2019

  With special thanks to our good friend Sheila Olson of Fit Sheila, for writing this exclusive article for our Grand family and readers!   Retirement is here, and that introduces freedom you couldn’t enjoy in your 40s and 50s....

Heart Attack Damage To Heart Muscle Reduced With New Drug

March 11, 2019

Heart attack is a scary phrase and rightfully so. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 5.7 million adults in the United States have heart failure. The overall statistics are abysmal and alarming: Heart disease is the leading cause...

Biosimilars: What They Are, How They Work, Low Drug Prices?

February 5, 2019

Biosimilars is a word you may have recently heard about, but do you really know what they are? Will they provide you with lower drug prices?   Biosimilar: What Is It?   A biosimilar is a biological drug that is...

Choline Supplements Reduce Chances of Getting Alzheimer’s Disease

January 9, 2019

Choline is an essential nutrient our body needs for development of several functions. These include early brain development, cell preservation, formation of good memory,  and the ability to carry out cognitive tasks.  While our bodies can manufacture choline, the amounts...

Diabetes Statistics Now More Manageable With New Cell Phone App

December 9, 2018

Diabetes statistics keep getting worse. Diabetes is a disease that requires constant vigilance and care.   This disease occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. High blood glucose can cause serious health problems over time....

Heart Health Improves After Strength Training And Aerobics

November 20, 2018

Your heart health improves considerably after doing strength training and aerobics, a recent study reports. Both types of exercise significantly reduced risk for cardiovascular disease compared to aerobics exercise.       Heart Health: Benefits of Exercise The American Heart...

Heart Habits You Should Avoid For Better Long Term Health

October 29, 2018

Heart Habits fall into two categories: Good ones and bad ones. You want to max out out the good habits and avoid falling into bad habits so that your heart stays healthy and strong. Here are some heart to heart...

Everyday Drugs Can Increase Dementia Risk In Seniors

October 24, 2018

Everyday drugs known as anticholinergics, are prescribed to treat depression and Parkinson’s disease. But, according to a recent study these drugs can also increase the risk of dementia by an alarming 30%.   In addition to depression and Parkinson’s disease, anticholinergic drugs...

Aged Seniors Should Avoid Excuses To Not Exercise Regularly

October 22, 2018

Aged seniors should avoid making excuses to avoid exercising. As we age, exercise is important in maintaining our health and quality of life.       Aged: Exercise Is Fun   Excuses are convenient but once you get into a...

Artificial Intelligence Accurately Diagnoses Common Lung Cancers

October 17, 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI), also referred to as machine intelligence, is powered by machines and computers in contrast to intelligence exhibited by human beings.   In recent years, artificial intelligence has accurately provided medical diagnoses and suggested viable treatments. One such...

Clinical Trials VS. Clinical Studies: Do You Know The Difference?

October 15, 2018

Clinical trials versus clinical studies; are they the same thing or different from each other?   Why, you ask? Does it matter?   Well, we always want to inform you of the latest drug, medical device, and surgical discoveries and...

High Tech Wireless System Now Can Power Devices Inside Your Body

October 10, 2018

MIT scientists have developed a new high tech wireless system that can accurately power medical devices implanted deep inside your body. These wireless implants use radio frequency waves and are versatile in that they can deliver drugs, monitor conditions, or...

Oral Health And Teeth Care For Seniors Key To Staying Healthy

October 8, 2018

Oral health and tooth care in senior citizens is key to keeping them healthy, disease free, and productive. The National Institute on Aging (NIA) last week released guidelines for seniors oral care. The guidelines also help caregivers spot problems and...

Flu Season Is On The Way, Predict Long Duration, Get Ready Now

October 4, 2018

Flu season is on the way folks, and it’s time to get prepared and ready. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 80,000 people died of flu last winter in the United States, the highest death toll in 40 years!...

Gene Mutations Control Type 2 Diabetes, Cholesterol, And Heart Function

October 3, 2018

Gene mutations are a permanent alteration in the DNA sequence that makes up a gene, such that, this altered sequence now differs from that found in most other people. These mutations can range in various sizes. But, regardless of their...

Paralyzed Man Rehabilitated With New Implanted Spinal Cord Stimulator

September 28, 2018

A paralyzed man, Jered Chinnock, completely paralyzed below the middle of his back in 2013, in a ski accident, is now able to walk again.   He was diagnosed with a complete loss of function below the spinal cord injury,...

Medicare Benefits For Seniors Will Improve in 2019

September 26, 2018

Medicare programs in general get favorable ratings from seniors citizens and in 2019 benefit programs will get even better. Specifically, Medicare is making  several improvements. Some of the changes will affect all beneficiaries while others will apply just to individuals who...

Home Safety Rules For Your Alzheimer’s Loved One

September 20, 2018

Home safety requirements are very necessary when Alzheimer’s sufferers are living at home. Caregiver’s need to safety proof their homes so as to avoid accidents and minimize confusion. Over time, Alzheimer’s patients are less able to manage on their own....

Special Blood Proteins Can Assist In Recognizing Aging Related Diseases

September 17, 2018

Special blood proteins can recognize diseases specific to the aging process, a new study in Science reports. This recognition should help researchers develop drugs to combat chronic illnesses at earlier stages, illnesses that affect seniors the most.   All of...

Is Alzheimer’s Disease Contagious? Caused By Infection? Possibly-Yes

September 13, 2018

Is Alzheimer’s disease contagious, just like a virus? Can you get it through contact with an Alzheimer’s patient? Or even through a germ, or bacteria, just like you can get sick from someone who has a cold?  Are bacteria, viruses, fungi...

Heart Failure In Senior Citizens Reversed With Walking Regimen

September 7, 2018

Heart failure in senior citizens, aged 60 years and older, can be reversed with a consistent walking regimen, according to a recent study. Heart failure accounts for more than 80% of hospitalizations in seniors aged 60+. In many cases, follow up...

Virtual Reality To Replace Physical Therapy Rehab? It Could Happen

September 4, 2018

Virtual reality may, in the not too distant future, be used as often as physical therapy rehabilitation. Right now, it is already successfully used in some venues.   Researchers have long seen the potential of virtual reality in rehabilitating patients with movement...

Aging Gracefully, What Does It Mean To A Senior Citizen?

August 29, 2018

Aging gracefully is a term used frequently, but means different things to different age groups. Even within the same age group, like senior citizens, it can signify different things.       Aging Gracefully: What Does it Mean To A...

Good Cholesterol, At What Point Does ‘Good’ Become Bad For You?

August 28, 2018

Good cholesterol removes harmful bad cholesterol from where it doesn’t belong. High levels reduce the risk for heart disease, but low levels increase the risk. Good cholesterol is surrounded by a high density protein (HDL). The HDL cholesterol particle is...

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