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American Heart Association say that Heart Health as Young Adult linked to mental function in Mid-Life

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX  – Being heart healthy as a young adult  may increase your chance of staying mentally sharp in mid-life, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

In a 25-year study on 3,381 people, 18- to 30-years-old, those with blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels slightly higher than the Association’s recommended guidelines, scored lower on cognitive function tests in their 40s and 50s. «Read the rest of this article»

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Potential cognitive decline from hearing loss could be avoided

 

Clarksville's Center For AudiologyClarksville, TN -  People who choose to seek treatment for hearing loss will be happy to know that they have also reduced their risk of serious cognitive disease. According to recent research by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, depending upon the severity, people with hearing loss may face a 36% increase in the risk of dementia and other cognitive diseases.

Dr. Emi Lejeune conducts a hearing evaluation on a young patient (Bill Larson Clarksville Online)

Dr. Emi Lejeune conducts a hearing evaluation on a young patient (Bill Larson Clarksville Online)

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Prevent Alzheimer’s With These 3 Foods

 

Practice preventive care with a diet rich in these Alzheimer’s foods to help slow the progression of the most common form of dementia.

MySilverAgeGlendale, CA – The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s is projected to triple by 2050. While there isn’t a cure for Alzheimer’s, certain lifestyle changes can help prevent cognitive decline.

MySilverAge.com recommends three foods that can help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s by enhancing brain function and keeping the mind sharp.

Oil-based salad dressings on salads can help support healthy brain function.

Oil-based salad dressings on salads can help support healthy brain function.

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Tennessee Department of Health initiative resuces use of Antipsychotic Drugs for Nursing Home Residents

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee nursing homes have exceeded the national goal of reducing antipsychotic drug use for residents living with dementia in nursing homes. As a result, Tennessee has moved from leading the nation in such use in the fourth quarter of 2011 to 48th for the first quarter of 2013.

“We can all be pleased with Tennessee’s clear evidence of improvement in the wise use of these powerful medications by our committed nursing homes and caregivers,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “While there is much work left to do, it is appropriate to celebrate the initial success of this initiative and thank the dedicated stakeholders who are collaborating with each other and our department toward healthier aging in Tennessee.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Alzheimer’s Association “Brain Health A to Z” Health Expo to be held at First Baptist Church August 17th, 2013

 

Brain Health A-Z present by the Alzheimer's AssociationClarksville, TN – “Brain Health A to Z” health expo will be held Saturday, August 17th at First Baptist Church. This health expo is presented by the Mid South Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. The expo will be open from 9:00am until 1:00pm.

“Brain Health A to Z” is for the community to learn more about brain health and Alzheimer’s disease/dementia. Some may have a loved one with Alzheimer’s, a family history of Alzheimer’s or may just be interested in brain health. Attendees may come and go as they wish.
Alzheimer's Association health expo "Brain Health A to Z" Saturday, August 17th at First Baptist Church
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First Baptist Church to host Alzheimer’s Association “Brain Health A to Z” Health Expo August 17th, 2013

 

Brain Health A-Z present by the Alzheimer's AssociationClarksville, TN – The Mid South Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will be putting on a health expo “Brain Health A to Z” Saturday, August 17th at First Baptist Church. This health expo will be open from 9:00am until 1:00pm.

“Brain Health A to Z” is for the community to learn more about brain health and Alzheimer’s disease/dementia. Some may have a loved one with Alzheimer’s, a family history of Alzheimer’s or may just be interested in brain health.  Attendees may come and go as they wish.
Alzheimer's Association health expo "Brain Health A to Z" Saturday, August 17th at First Baptist Church
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Renaissance Center hosts Free Health and Wellness Fair

 

Presented by Renaissance Center and Lipscomb University School of Nursing

The Renaissance CenterDickson, TN – The Renaissance Center is excited to present the First Annual Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, March 9th, 10:00am-4:00pm. The event is free and includes health screenings, consultations and education provided by the Lipscomb University School of Nursing.

Starting the day off is renowned eye surgeon Dr. Ming Wang with a “Vision Care” seminar in the Performance Hall at 10:30am. Dr. Wang will also be available for questions after the talk.

The Renaissance Center lobby

The Renaissance Center lobby

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Tennessee Department of Health to provide Special Training for Nursing Home Staff Members

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health Office of Health Care Facilities is providing special training for every certified nursing home in Tennessee.

TDH has received grant approval from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to expend more than $370,000 in federal civil monetary penalty funds collected from deficient nursing homes, and will use these funds to provide the training.

This is the largest single CMP grant application approved by CMS Region 4 to date this year. «Read the rest of this article»

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American Heart Association reports regular physical activity reduces risk of dementia in older people

 

Thirty minutes of physical activity three times a week had a significant impact on brain health.

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Regular physical activity may help older people reduce their chances of getting dementia.

In a new study published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke, older, non-disabled people who regularly engaged in physical activity reduced their risk of vascular-related dementia by 40 percent and cognitive impairment of any etiology by 60 percent.

The protective effect of regular physical activity remained regardless of age, education, changes in the brain’s white matter and even previous history of stroke or diabetes, researchers said. «Read the rest of this article»

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An evening with Pat Summitt

 

Pat SummittClarksville, TN – Friends and family gathered at the Charles Hand farm to welcome home one of their own last night.  Pat Summitt, the winningest basketball coach in the history of the game, came home.

This time, it wasn’t to generate support for her basketball team, or her university, it was to support “Sis.” You see, Pat Summitt is in the fight of her life, and where better to draw strength and encouragement than from friends and family.

After all, when it’s all said and done, family is all you’ve got. «Read the rest of this article»

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