Mental Attitude: Caring for a Loved One Who Has Alzheimer’s.
The Alzheimer’s Foundation suggests the following to help people cope with the grief and loss commonly experienced when a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease: face your feelings and accept them; prepare to have feelings of loss as dementia progresses; understand that no two people grieve in exactly the same way; talk with someone you trust about your feelings; stay involved in activities that you enjoy; join a support group; accept things that you cannot change; and take care of yourself.
Alzheimer’s Foundation, January 2019
Health Alert: Vitamin D Status and Colorectal Cancer…
An analysis of data from eleven studies that involved over 7,000 colorectal cancer patients identified an association between higher vitamin D serum levels and a better prognosis.
Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology, December 2018
Diet: Omega-3s May Help NAFLD Patients.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) occurs when excess fat builds up in the liver cells from causes other than excessive alcohol consumption. A new study found that consuming an omega-3 fatty acid supplement was effective at reducing liver fat in NAFLD patients.
Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care, December 2018
Exercise: Limit Kids’ Access to Electronic Devices…
Using data collected from parental surveys and fitness assessments, researchers report there’s a relationship between the number of electronic devices a child has access to in the home and their risk for poor aerobic fitness.
Children, January 2019
Chiropractic: Seniors with Chronic Back Pain…
New research suggests that older adults with chronic back pain often have other musculoskeletal pain conditions. Among a group of 839 seniors with persistent back pain, 93% had pain in at least one additional area and 69% had pain in two or more additional sites. The researchers add that they have identified an association between the number of body sites in which an individual had musculoskeletal pain and both greater back pain intensity and an elevated risk for falling.
Pain Medicine, January 2019
Wellness/Prevention: Stroke Risks for Kids.
The National Stroke Association reports that stroke remains among the top ten causes of death in children. The following are risk factors for stroke among youths: heart defects present at birth, sickle-cell disease, immune disorders, diseases of the arteries, abnormal blood clotting, head or neck trauma, mother’s history of infertility, infection in the amniotic fluid, and pregnancy-related high blood pressure in the mother.
National Stroke Association, January 2019