Dementia, also known as Alzheimer’s disease, is a very common and popular degenerative condition among the elderly at this moment, as there are more and more people who develop it. Researchers all over the world have been struggling to find a cure or at least a treatment that would slow down or prevent the condition, but up until now, there are only a few theories which have been put forth and it seems that only few of them really work.
Throughout time, there have been many theories regarding the things people could do to stop Alzheimer’s disease from developing, as it is widely known that once the process is started, there is...
Aging is a natural process of life, and each of us will go through. Aging has some side effects, such as wrinkles, memory loss, and the increasing odd of developing various diseases, such as heart related ones, cancer, and others.
Diet is the Best Way or Preventing Aging Effects
These side effects are not a certainty, and it is important to do anything and everything we can in order to age in a healthy manner. It seems that one of the best ways through which we can age in a healthy manner is through diet. Of course, diet alone is not enough; a healthy lifestyle is required as well. Our dietary choices are very important, as they...
Having a pet can be very rewarding, as it can provide lots of comfort and company. There are millions of people who own pets in the world, and it seems that many of them believe in the various myths about what represents a danger for the pet and what doesn’t. Once we believe in these myths, it is pretty difficult to let them go, and because of this, we might prevent our pets enjoying a certain activities.
Chocolate and other “hazards”
One of the most popular myths about pets is the fact that even tiny amounts of chocolate will be lethal for them. This is not true, because a candy bar once in a while will not kill your...
Although arthritis is the condition of older people, it all starts when we are young and the signs usually appear when we are middle aged. People in their 40s or 50s who have worked their entire life in an office and have never tried working out or simply going for a jog from once in a while may start feeling pain in their joints and that means that the arthritis process has begun and from now on, there is nothing you can do to stop it.
When people start accusing sharp pain in their joints, it is clear that they are suffering from arthritis and that the only thing they can do is pop a pill or do some exercises to reduce the...
This original 5-day diet was invented by nutritionist Adele Puhn and it is based on the idea that the less sugar there is in your blood, the smaller the desire of eating unhealthy food. Although the diet is planned for five days, you should keep in mind that it’s ideal to change your entire lifestyle, not only your eating habits for a short period of time. Your body will return to its initial state and you will have worked for nothing. Keeping your blood sugar low is vital since many diseases connected to it appear at the age of over 39.
The Basics of the Five-Day Diet
This diet can be followed even more than five days,...
According to the Workplace Retirement Income Commission, around 14 million people are not saving into a workplace pension scheme. This means that the majority of those 14 million people could end up without any money when they retire.
The System is Considered Useless by Many
People who invest in such a scheme, usually have to pay too much money for a service which does not return too much money, and which is very complicated. Many believe that this situation requires a change, and urgently. Lord McFall, the Labour former chairman of the House of Commons’ Treasury Committee was asked to investigate the situation.
A new study revealed the fact that 20 percent of the nursing home patients with Medicare, who suffered from an advanced stage of Alzheimer’s disease were sent to hospitals for dubious reasons in their last months of life.
These people had to endure intensive care and tube feeding, which only made their suffering worse. The nursing homes consider that the hospital care is very important in case the patients suffer from pneumonia, or other serious infections, but the researchers of the study believe that the reason why many of the elders are sent to the hospital is money. Medicare pays three times the normal daily rate for...