Elder Care? An App for That
Apr08

Elder Care? An App for That

Can the tech elite reinvent the way we care for people as they age? A new venture founded by some of Silicon Valley’s savviest tech folk want to create new ways of getting care to senior citizens in the same way that they used technology to make it easier to crowd source fundraising or hail a ride to the airport. According to Forbes Magazine, the founders of a new company called Honor want to do just that. “We are working to...

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Injury to the Brain Ages It
Apr08

Injury to the Brain Ages It

A new study found that head injuries signal cognitive decline as a person ages. As the NFL and other sports leagues grapple with head injuries related to concussion, the new study suggests that head injury can lead to premature brain aging. Researchers in Britain looked at scans of nearly 100 people who had head injuries from accidents, falls or assaults. Their brains were scanned between 30 days and 46 years after the incident. As...

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Is it Alzheimer’s?
Mar31

Is it Alzheimer’s?

Does my mother have Alzheimer’s? Does your dad have it? How about granny? According to a new report by the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 50 percent of patients or their families have never been given a diagnosis. Years ago, the only way to say with certainty that a person had Alzheimer’s was through an autopsy. Today, there are other tests that can determine if someone has Alzheimer’s. Yet, many doctors...

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