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  • Conceptual drawing of a human head showing the brain, with electric waves going through the head

    Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

    Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a method of stimulating the brain with electricity to treat some types of severe mental… not moving or speaking. This can happen in people who have schizophrenia. Sometimes, ECT can improve agitation and aggression in people with dementia or severe autism…

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    Vitamin B12

    Vitamin B12 is an important nutrient for your body. It helps keep your nervous system working properly. It also keeps… following symptoms and disorders, including: Pale skin Fast heartbeat Shortness of breath Bloating or gas Constipation or diarrhea Loss of appetite Depression Dementia If you…

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    Down Syndrome in Adults: Staying Healthy

    Adults with Down syndrome should see their doctors regularly for preventive health care. They may be at greater risk for… your relative for changes in behavior. People who have Down syndrome may develop symptoms similar to Alzheimer’s disease (a kind of dementia). This can occur…

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    Gun Safety

    Gun safety should be taken seriously in your home and in any home where your child plays, visits, or… bullets safe from family members who: Are actively and seriously depressed Are abusive to others Who abuse drugs (including alcohol) Who have dementia When you are…

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    Housing Options for Seniors

    Your housing needs may change as you age. Consider these senior living communities to see if one is right for… These may include bathing, getting dressed, or taking medicine. Some residences include special units for people who have early- to middle-stage dementia. This option might be…

  • Depression

    Our depression health hub offers important information and resources to help you understand and manage your condition… not part of the aging process. Read Article Depression and Alzheimer’s Disease Depression is very common among people who have Alzheimer dementia. Read Article Diagnosis Talking to Your…

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    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an imaging test used to see the organs, bones, and tissue inside your body… disc (rubbery cushions between your backbones) problems or spinal tumors Problems with your veins or arteries Brain abnormalities, such as tumors, and dementia Abdominal/digestive tract problems…

  • close-up of an elderly man’s hands on top of a cane with a caregiver’s hand on top

    Parkinson’s Disease

    Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder that affects the nervous system and causes tremors, slowed movements and stiff muscles… Parkinson’s develop cognitive issues. This includes problems with memory, confusion, and slowed thinking. In some cases, they develop Parkinson’s-related dementia. This is a separate form of…

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    After 40: Women’s Nutrition and Metabolism Needs

    They say 40 is the new 30, thanks to healthier habits. Yet, women (like men) continue to struggle with weight… They say 40 is the new 30, thanks to healthier habits. Yet, women (like men) continue to struggle with weight and other medical concerns as…

  • Senior Communities Tour Checklist

    Moving into a senior community is a big step in your life. Making a checklist of everything you’re looking for… You’ve worked a lifetime to retire. Now, it’s time to focus on where you’ll live during those golden years. You still have many options, just…

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    Antacids and Acid Reducers: OTC Relief for Heartburn and Acid Reflux

    There are 3 types of over-the-counter medicines that treat heartburn and acid reflux: antacids, H2 blockers and proton pump… Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are drugs you can buy without a doctor’s prescription. There are 3 types of OTC medicines that treat heartburn and acid reflux…

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    Urinary Incontinence

    Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control. This means that you can’t always control when you urinate… What is urinary incontinence? Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control. This means that you can’t always control when you urinate. Urinary incontinence can range from leaking a…

  • a woman using telemedicine to speak with a doctor

    Telemedicine

    Telemedicine is a way for patients to receive access to medical care without leaving their homes by using technology to… Telemedicine is a way for patients to receive access to medical care without leaving their home or work. A doctor and a patient are…

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    Physical Activity: Creating a Family Plan

    You can make physical activity easier for everyone by making it an event for the whole family at the gym,… If your physical activity is tough to schedule, why not make it a family affair? You’ll be setting lifelong examples for your children. And you’ll…

  • A young woman with depression looks out her car window on a rainy day.

    Depression

    Depression is a mood disorder that affects people of all ages and is different for everyone. A person who has… What is depression? Depression is a serious medical illness of the brain. It is not a feeling of sadness or feeling “blue.” Someone who has…

  • Hearing: Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

    Noise-induced hearing loss normally occurs from regular exposure to loud noises… What is noise-induced hearing loss? Noise-induced hearing loss is permanent hearing loss that is caused by being around loud noises over a long period of time. It also can occur after you are…

  • a young girl with Down syndrome looks up and smiles

    Down Syndrome

    Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that affects physical and intellectual development… What is Down syndrome? Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes physical problems and intellectual disabilities. It is most often caused by the presence of an extra copy of chromosome number 21…