High Blood Pressure at Age 50 Tied to Dementia Risk

Even levels that do not usually require medication can increase the risk. Elevated blood pressure at age 50 is linked to an increased risk for dementia in later years, a new study reports. The research, published in the European Heart Journal, found that systolic blood pressure (the top number) as low as 130 increased the risk, even though…

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Did California fires bring on cluster of mystery rashes?

RANCHO CORDOVA, California — A California community is itching for answers after several neighbors reported getting rashes and what appears to be a bizarre allergic reaction. Many of the incidents happened last weekend in Rancho Cordova at a time when several fires broke out nearby. That made many people wonder if the smoke in the…

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Ann’s Choice in Warminster opens pickleball court

WARMINSTER >> Ann’s Choice, an Erickson Living retirement community in Warminster, held a grand opening celebration for its new pickleball court on campus. More than 85 residents and staff attended the event, which included a ribbon cutting, demonstrations and refreshments of pickles. At the celebration, Pennsylvania Pickle Ball Ambassador Stan Shumaker presented the rules, scoring…

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Fifteen good foods for high blood pressure

Fifteen good foods for high blood pressure By Jayne Leonard List of foods to avoid Changing the diet can significantly reduce high blood pressure. Research has shown that certain foods can lower blood pressure, both right away and in the long term. Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure affects 1 in 3 adults in…

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Why Apple should hire your grandmother

The U.S. population is getting older, richer and sicker. Technology giants Amazon, Alphabet and Apple have created devices perfectly suited to help aging Americans, with voice-powered assistants that get smarter as they learn more about their users. Yet, outside of a few niche efforts, the companies haven’t invested ample resources to tailor their apps and…

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Erickson Living, AHCA/NCAL among organizations on 2018 ‘Top Workplaces’ list

Erickson Living, the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living, Capital One, Cushman and Wakefield, and Walker and Dunlop are five of 150 companies and organizations named to the Washington Post’s “Top Workplaces 2018” list, which recognizes Washington, D.C.-area employers, the media outlet has announced. Erickson Living, based in Catonsville, MD, and…

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Pets in the office: Do they work?

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that everyone loves an adorable puppy. Admit it. You’re only reading this because that doggie pic is just so darn cute! But is bringing Mr. Wiggles to work taking it a bit too far? Can pets in the office be too much of a fluffy,…

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Inexpensive eye imaging method may help monitor Alzheimer’s progression

Queen’s University Belfast researchers found the eye may be a critical indicator for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) along with a host of other neurodegenerative diseases. Published in the Journal of Ophthalmic Research, the study showed peripheral retinal imaging, using ultra-wide field (UWF) technology, can be used to visualize changes in the peripheral retina that are associated…

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For Some Breast Cancer Patients, The Chemo Decision Just Got Easier

Women with a common form of breast cancer may be able to safely forgo chemotherapy, depending on the results of a genetic test. For many breast cancer patients, one of the most difficult treatment decisions is whether or not to go through chemotherapy. Now, the choice is getting easier for some patients. A study published…

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Alexa Elevates Active Senior Living Through Technology

CYPRESS, Texas/ May 31, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Civitas Senior Living, Capitol Seniors Housing, and CT Home are partnering to enrich the lives of the active senior residents at Park Creek Independent Living by piloting the use of Amazon’s Alexa, a virtual assistant, in each resident apartment. Park Creek Independent Living, located in Cypress, Texas, is…

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