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Are there alcohol induced anxiety, sleep and sexual disorders?

What is alcohol induced anxiety disorder? Most people realize that alcohol may lower anxiety at low doses, but do not realize that heavy alcohol consumption may induce prominent anxiety symptoms. Alcohol induced anxiety symptoms frequently include generalized anxiety symptoms, phobias and panic attacks. However, to establish this diagnosis, clinicians attempt to rule out general medical … Continue reading Are there alcohol induced anxiety, sleep and sexual disorders?

Effexor Dosage and Use: What is it for?

Effexor: Why is it prescribed? Effexor is usually prescribed for the treatment of depression. This antidepressant is most frequently prescribed for the type of depression that interferes with an individual’s daily functioning. These symptoms frequently include such things as changes in appetite, sleep habits, coordination, decreased sex drive, increased fatigue, feelings of worthlessness, difficulty concentrating, … Continue reading Effexor Dosage and Use: What is it for?

Effexor Side Effects and Special Warnings

What Effexor side effects can occur? Effexor side effects frequently cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity however, you should probably contact your doctor immediately. Your physician is the only one who can really determine the safety of continuing this antidepressant in spite of the sometimes troubling side effects. The more common … Continue reading Effexor Side Effects and Special Warnings

Generalized Anxiety Disorder Overview: Must Know Information

Fundamentals of Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Generalized Anxiety Disorder is most frequently identified by its recurrent, prolonged pattern of excessive anxiety and worry. Individuals with this anxiety disorder usually agonize over relatively expected concerns including daily finances, health, family concerns, responsibilities at work, or even such minor issues as car repairs and household chores. The focus … Continue reading Generalized Anxiety Disorder Overview: Must Know Information

Panic Disorder 101: What do I really need to know?

Panic Disorder Overview: Some of the main characteristics of panic disorder are short-term, sudden, intense feelings of fear, terror or sense of losing control and begin without warning during activities that are believed to be nonthreatening. Many individuals experiencing panic disorder go to the emergency room because of the intensity of their physical symptoms which … Continue reading Panic Disorder 101: What do I really need to know?

5 Tibetan Rites: Discover the Secret of Youth and Anti Aging

The 5 Tibetan Rites are a series of simple exercises that are claimed to make you younger, which is why they are often referred to as the fountain of youth. They have been used in the Western world since the 1930’s, when they were introduced by a gentleman called Peter Kelder who in turn had … Continue reading 5 Tibetan Rites: Discover the Secret of Youth and Anti Aging

Staying Young – the Japanese Way

The Land of the Rising Sun outweighs all other countries with regards to the proportion of the elderly. About 22% of the population in Japan is 65 or older. It has been estimated that by 2020, the ratio of the elderly to the children will be approximately 3 to 1. The Japanese are, in fact, … Continue reading Staying Young – the Japanese Way

Top 5 Anti-Aging Systems Explained

The value of anti-aging systems has never been more important. For generations this trend has been consistently reinforced: every generation seems to be living longer than the preceding one. Until now. The first decade of the new millennium presents irrefutable evidence that for the first time in more than 100 years, the lifespan is decreasing. … Continue reading Top 5 Anti-Aging Systems Explained

Theories of Aging

The Wear and Tear Theory: theories of agingThe Wear and Tear Theory was first introduced by Dr. August Weismann, a German biologist in 1882. He believed aging occurred when the body and its cells were damaged by overuse and abuse. The major organs of the body such as the liver, stomach, kidneys, skin and so … Continue reading Theories of Aging

Long-term Care and Dementia

Long term care: Dementia and Cognitive Impairment Long-term care residents experience various forms of dementia and cognitive impairment. Before discussing dementia among long-term care residents, it is important to distinguish between cognitive impairment and dementia. Cognitive impairment may or may not be severe enough to be referred to as dementia. It all depends upon which … Continue reading Long-term Care and Dementia

Dementia Symptoms and Diagnosis

What other dementia symptoms are there besides memory loss? Dementia symptoms include additional problems besides memory loss. Individuals with dementia often exhibit difficulties in language, recognition, object naming, and motor skills. An abnormality of language referred to as aphasia, often occurs in individuals with vascular dementia which involves the dominant hemisphere. Because this hemisphere controls … Continue reading Dementia Symptoms and Diagnosis

Dementia Symptoms and the Executive Functioning of the Brain

Dementia Symptoms and Executive Functioning: Dementia symptoms related to impairment of executive functioning, involve the ability to think abstractly, plan, initiate and carry out complex behavior. On mental status examination, individuals with these dementia symptoms display problems coping with new tasks. Activities such as subtracting serial sevens may be impaired in these individuals with dementia. … Continue reading Dementia Symptoms and the Executive Functioning of the Brain

A Simple Anti Aging Skin Care Guide – 3 Easy Steps

With the term anti aging, whether coined by a marketing executive or a doctor, the word ‘anti’ literally translates to “combating or defending against.” This term is overly used in the skin care industry because, well, it sells. The thing is skin will age. And nothing can prevent it from doing so. The more realistic … Continue reading A Simple Anti Aging Skin Care Guide – 3 Easy Steps

You Can Fight Aging Now!

How can you fight aging? You’re really fortune to live at a period of time when you can fight aging. The field of anti-aging medicine has become an increasingly well researched area of medicine, with healthcare practitioners becoming incredibly excited about research and development in this specialty. Doctors are now helping people take huge take … Continue reading You Can Fight Aging Now!

Anti Wrinkle Face Cream – Do You Need One?

Anti Wrinkle Face Cream – Do You Need One? A good anti-wrinkle face cream comes very handy when you start noticing aging signs on your face. Although it’s impossible to stop the process of aging, it is possible to reduce the signs of this process by following some effective tips. The age you start getting … Continue reading Anti Wrinkle Face Cream – Do You Need One?

How much sleep to live a longer, more productive life?

How much sleep is enough, or how much sleep is too much has been a controversial topic for many years? Regardless of the amount needed, sleep has been well acknowledged to affect everything from our athletic performance to our income according to a recent Time article (June 10, 2008) Daniel Kripke, co-director of research at … Continue reading How much sleep to live a longer, more productive life?

What is successful aging, really?

Successful aging isn’t about having the body and face that you had at the age of 20 when you’re 80. That’s not possible or possibly even preferable. It definitely would be exhausting for the 80 year old. Successful aging is about enjoying your life to the optimal level regardless of age. Merely being able to … Continue reading What is successful aging, really?

Delay Aging By Up To 12 Years

You can delay aging by up to 12 years by maintaining aerobic fitness through middle-age, according to a study recently reported at Science Daily (April 10, 2008). In addition to slowing the biological aging effect, you can also prolong your independence during old-age according to an analysis currently published ahead of print in the British … Continue reading Delay Aging By Up To 12 Years

Supplements, Alcohol and Anti Aging

Taking the right supplements Some basic questions may be to ask yourself if you eat enough fresh fruit and vegetables, and do you extra vitamin C and E everyday? You may be interested to know that these efforts may reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease? There is growing research evidence that some vitamins and antioxidants … Continue reading Supplements, Alcohol and Anti Aging

Breast and Prostate Cancer Cure with Green Tea

A substance with some promise for the prevention of breast cancer and prostate cancer for the future may be green tea. There have been several studies of East Asian populations which have found that women who drink large amounts of green tea may have lower incidence of breast cancer, and men who drink significant amounts … Continue reading Breast and Prostate Cancer Cure with Green Tea

Conquer Sleep Problems for a Younger You

“Dealing with sleep problems?” Roizen and Oz (2005) reported in You the Owner’s Manual: An Insider’s Guide to the Body That Will Make You Healthier and Younger, that in relation to sleep problems, “with some major exceptions, sleep is a lot like sex. It’s something you really look forward to, and it makes you feel … Continue reading Conquer Sleep Problems for a Younger You

Anti Aging and Eating: Top 10 rules

Many people do not relate anti aging and the concept of eating. However, you should keep in mind the following anti-aging rules when planning your meals. Top 10 anti-aging rules while eating: (1) Eat Selectively (2) Eat smaller and more nutritious meals more frequently, and don’t eat on the run. (3) You should choose brown … Continue reading Anti Aging and Eating: Top 10 rules

Anti Aging: The Key is Prevention Page #2

Anti aging recommendations continued: In addition to the anti aging recommendations that have already been discussed on the previous page you should also consider the following: Do not smoke or quit immediately: One the greatest things that you can do to enhance the anti aging effects of your lifestyle is to quit smoking. An individual … Continue reading Anti Aging: The Key is Prevention Page #2

Prevention is The Key to Anti-Aging Page #1

Anti aging experts continue to agree that the prescription for mid-to-late life optimum health should include the following: Anti aging and a healthy diet: For optimum health and ultimately the anti aging effect, you absolutely must have a diet rich in vegetables and fruits. This anti aging diet is believed to cut the risk of … Continue reading Prevention is The Key to Anti-Aging Page #1

Emotions And The Wisdom That Comes With Age

Wisdom comes with age, at least when it comes to your emotions, according to a University of Alberta researcher. In a June 16, 2006 article at ScienceDaily, a collaborative study was conducted between researchers from the University of Alberta and Duke University which has proven that when it comes to your emotions, wisdom really does … Continue reading Emotions And The Wisdom That Comes With Age

Geriatric Depression: Don’t We All Feel Sad, Sometimes?

By Paul Susic Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist An overview of geriatric depression: Geriatric depression appears in many forms. Although everyone feels sad sometimes, which is a natural response to negative circumstances and loss, ultimately, the feelings associated with bad experiences are qualitatively very different from geriatric depression. While it may be similar in that it can … Continue reading Geriatric Depression: Don’t We All Feel Sad, Sometimes?

The Older You Are, The Happier You Get

Exciting new research has found that the happiest Americans are actually the oldest. Older adults are actually more socially active than the stereotype of the lonely senior suggests. It is a well-known fact in mental health circles that being sociable may help to keep away the blues and lead to a longer, happier life.. The … Continue reading The Older You Are, The Happier You Get

How to Grow Old Gracefully in a Care Home

Aging is defined as “the accumulation of changes in an organism or object over time.” In human beings the aging process refers to physical, psychological, and social changes that are occurring as we get older. Some of these factors will grow over time, while others will decline. Pursuing proper learning regarding this avails us with … Continue reading How to Grow Old Gracefully in a Care Home

Symptoms of Depression and the Aging Process

While symptoms of depression are obviously impacted by physical illness the consequences of the aging process can also mimic some of these symptoms. These considerations have caused many to question whether somatic symptoms of depression such as insomnia, fatigue and appetite and weight loss are really valid indicators in the elderly. One recent survey looking … Continue reading Symptoms of Depression and the Aging Process

Seniors Mental Health & Depression

A majority of men and women from the ages of 55-74 report they are satisfied with their lives and are currently in good health. While periods of depression may occur among seniors, it is important to remember that it is not a normal part of aging. Depression is the most common mental health concern for … Continue reading Seniors Mental Health & Depression

Personality Study on Depression: Risk of First Episode in Late Life

A recent study by the University of Rochester Medical Center found that certain personality characteristics were associated with a higher risk of having a first incidence of depression in later life. As reported in an April 14, 2008 article at ScienceDaily, people over the age of 70 whose personality characteristics make them more vulnerable to … Continue reading Personality Study on Depression: Risk of First Episode in Late Life

Elderly Report More Depression in Long-Term Care Than at Home

The elderly self-report more depression and are more likely to be prescribed antidepressants in long term care facilities according to a new study. This recent study reported at ScienceDaily (May 9, 2008), was conducted by social work students at Indian University. The researchers studied 272 elders with an average age of 81, and compared how … Continue reading Elderly Report More Depression in Long-Term Care Than at Home

What is the difference between anxiety and anxiety disorders?

Anxiety overview: Anxiety is a normal part of our daily experience and may be sometimes be useful in improving a person’s performance when experiencing many of life’s challenges. Some people however feel that anxiety can get out of control and cause severe discomfort and difficulty in their lives. Anxiety disorders are different from anxiety in … Continue reading What is the difference between anxiety and anxiety disorders?

Do You Know What to Do About Arthritis? Page#2

Selecting more fruits and vegetables will also help you eat less, as they are dense foods – foods which contain a large volume of water. Dense foods fill you up faster and cause you to eat less at each sitting. Dark-colored fruits and vegetables, especially blue or purple ones, have been found to be very … Continue reading Do You Know What to Do About Arthritis? Page#2

Do You Know What to Do About Arthritis?

If you or someone you love suffers from arthritis, please know that you (or they) are not alone. Chances are that if you have arthritis, you probably have osteoarthritis, its most common form. It affects over 20 million people in the United States and becomes more common with age. Osteoarthritis, or OA, is a progressive … Continue reading Do You Know What to Do About Arthritis?

Memory Loss and the Dementia Diagnosis Page #2

Memory loss and recent memory: Memory loss related to recent memory (secondary memory) is frequently referred to as short-term memory loss. The anatomic site of dysfunction for immediate memory is believed to be the limbic system. Individuals with a lesion in this area may have little difficulty repeating digits immediately, but experience memory loss related … Continue reading Memory Loss and the Dementia Diagnosis Page #2

Dementia: What are the different diagnoses?

Dementia overview: Dementia disorders are characterized by the development of multiple cognitive deficits (including memory loss) but are differentiated on the basis of the etiology (i.e. Dementia of the Alzheimer’s type, Dementia due to Pick’s Disease, Dementia due to Parkinson’s Disease, Dementia due to Huntington’s Disease, Vascular Dementia, Dementia due to HIV disease, Dementia due … Continue reading Dementia: What are the different diagnoses?

Xanax : Anti Anxiety Medication of Choice?

Xanax or Alprazolam is an anti anxiety medication from the group of drugs known as benzodiazepines. These anxiety medications are known to directly affect the brain and may cause you to be more relaxed, make you more tranquil, sleep better, or they can slow down the nervous system transmissions in such a way as to … Continue reading Xanax : Anti Anxiety Medication of Choice?

Xanax Dosages and Important Recommendations

Xanax Dosages and Recommendations: The usual adult Xanax dosage is 0.5-6 mg per day. The Xanax dosage should be tailored to meet your individual needs. Xanax is not recommended for children under the age of 18. This antianxiety medication should be taken on an empty stomach, but may be taken with food if it upsets … Continue reading Xanax Dosages and Important Recommendations

Xanax Side Effects You Need to be Concerned About

Xanax Side Effects: Xanax side effects cannot be anticipated, but if you experience an increase in symptoms or sensitivity to this or any medication you should contact your physician immediately. Possible Xanax side effect should be considered any time you’re anticipating doing any activity which requires your full attention or alertness. Most common Xanax side … Continue reading Xanax Side Effects You Need to be Concerned About

Cancer Screening: Can it save my life?

Cancer screening overview: Cancer screening is most effective when the disease is found early. In the early stages however, cancer rarely causes symptoms, making it difficult to be found. Early diagnosis is helped tremendously through diligent cancer screening. The screening of older people is often different in terms of benefits and risks. Little advantage may … Continue reading Cancer Screening: Can it save my life?

Cancer: A Death Sentence for the Elderly?

Cancer is that dreaded word and diagnosis feared by all. Some types of cancer can be treated successfully in the elderly, sometimes with a cure, at other times with a very prolonged remission. It is frequently believed at this point in time, that a cancer diagnosis is not necessarily an eminent death sentence. Even when … Continue reading Cancer: A Death Sentence for the Elderly?

Optimism: Key to Health, Happiness and Longevity?

A sense of optimism is pivotal to good health and longevity. Researchers have found that optimists are much happier, healthier and live longer than pessimists, and actually even recover better from illness. Best of all, it cost absolutely nothing to be an optimist. The scientific study of optimism began with a problem recognized by psychologist … Continue reading Optimism: Key to Health, Happiness and Longevity?

Denying the Truth? Why Older Men Do Not Seek Mental Health Treatment

By Paul Susic Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist As published in the May 2005 Edition of Prime Life Magazine One of the things geriatric mental health clinicians find out early in their careers is that elderly men are extremely reluctant to honestly recognize their feelings and to seek mental health care when it is really needed. Frequently … Continue reading Denying the Truth? Why Older Men Do Not Seek Mental Health Treatment

Guarding Against Dangerous Drug Interactions

Some of the best ways you can guard against dangerous drug interactions include the following: Always make sure your doctor is aware of the prescription and over-the-counter drugs you are currently taking, and have your doctor check for whether these drugs interact in a way that is detrimental to your health. It is best that … Continue reading Guarding Against Dangerous Drug Interactions

Prescription drugs: Five easy ways to save big money.

Prescription drug savings can be had in several ways. You’re probably already familiar with how you can save money on the costs of medications by asking your doctor for generic equivalents of your prescription drugs. Here are five more cost cutting tricks: (1) Ask for free samples of prescription drugs. Doctors are deluged with pharmaceutical … Continue reading Prescription drugs: Five easy ways to save big money.

Aging: The beginning of the end?

Aging begins the moment an individual is born. A baby grows and matures toward becoming an adult and at some point in time the aging process changes toward one of decline. This decline is manifested in reduced functioning ultimately leading toward death as referred to by many as aging or “getting old”. The technical term … Continue reading Aging: The beginning of the end?

Depression Among the Elderly or Just Normal Aging?

Isn’t depression a part of the normal aging process? Depression is easily the most common and reversible “noncognitive” psychiatric disorder among the elderly in both the community and the nursing home setting. Depression frequently goes unrecognized and is even commonly dismissed as part of the normal aging process in long-term care settings. There is absolutely … Continue reading Depression Among the Elderly or Just Normal Aging?

Alcohol Abuse and the Elderly: It’s Not Just for Kids Anymore

Alcohol abuse among the elderly: Alcohol abuse and dependency are frequently believed to be problems of the young, but recent surveys are indicating otherwise. Research now indicates that about 5% of Americans over the age of 65 may have significant drinking problems to the degree that it may be defined as alcohol abuse. It is … Continue reading Alcohol Abuse and the Elderly: It’s Not Just for Kids Anymore

Long Term Care Medical Problems Associated with Depression

In long-term care facilities, both medical problems and medications are frequently associated with depression. Medications that can sometimes contribute to depression include antihypertensives, beta-blockers, and benzodiazepines. Some of the medical problems associated with depression in long-term care facilities include: •Endocrine disturbances: diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism •Viral infections: hepatitis, pneumonia, encephalitis, HIV •Tumors: of the lung, pancreas, … Continue reading Long Term Care Medical Problems Associated with Depression

Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities and Senior Apartments in the city of St. Louis, Missouri: 2017 Page#4

Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities and Senior Apartments in the city of St. Louis, Missouri: Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and senior apartments in the city of St. Louis, Missouri, are located throughout the city, and in the surrounding counties of St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, and Warren County. Nursing homes and … Continue reading Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities and Senior Apartments in the city of St. Louis, Missouri: 2017 Page#4

Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities and Senior Apartments in the city of St. Louis, Missouri: 2017 Page #3

Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities and Senior Apartments in the city of St. Louis, Missouri- Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and senior apartments in the city of St. Louis, Missouri, are located throughout the city and in the surrounding counties of St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, and Warren County. Nursing homes and … Continue reading Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities and Senior Apartments in the city of St. Louis, Missouri: 2017 Page #3

Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities and Senior Apartments in the city of St. Louis, Missouri: 2017 Page #2

Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities and Senior Apartments in the city of St. Louis, Missouri: Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and senior apartments in the city of St. Louis, Missouri, are located throughout the city and surrounding counties of St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, and Warren County. Nursing homes and other long … Continue reading Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities and Senior Apartments in the city of St. Louis, Missouri: 2017 Page #2

Medigap Insurance: Do I need a Medicare Supplement?

Medigap insurance overview: Medigap insurance is a Medicare supplement insurance provided by a private insurance company. Medigap insurance is separate from the original Medicare insurance plan, as well as being separate from federal programs. It fills in some but not all of the holes in the basic, original Medicare plan. Typically, this Medicare supplement insurance … Continue reading Medigap Insurance: Do I need a Medicare Supplement?

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan Choices

Medicare supplement insurance plan overview: Medicare supplement insurance plans are usually limited to 10 standard plans in most states, to make your shopping just a little easier. They usually run from plan A, which is the core plan that covers only the basic benefits and is available in all states, through plan J., which is … Continue reading Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan Choices

Medicare Advantage Plan: What is it exactly?

Medicare Advantage Plan overview: The Medicare advantage plan is provided as an alternative to the original Medicare plan, depending upon where your loved one lives. Private insurance companies also provide coverage similar to the Medicare advantage plan. Frequently they offer broader coverage but limit which doctors, hospitals, and other health-care providers that your senior may … Continue reading Medicare Advantage Plan: What is it exactly?

Medicare Assignment: What does it mean to me?

Medicare assignment overview: Medicare assignment is a way to keep costs under control in the Medicare program. Medicare assignment is a way in which costs are determined in advance, with Medicare establishing a certain fee that it will pay for medical procedures and supplies before the procedures are even provided. When a physician, health care … Continue reading Medicare Assignment: What does it mean to me?

Tell me about traditional Medicare.

Original Medicare insurance plan overview and requirements: The original Medicare insurance plan is divided into two parts: Part A, which includes hospital insurance; and Part B, which is basically medical insurance for outpatient services. Part A Medicare insurance covers most hospital bills, hospice care and a limited amount of nursing home and home care. Most … Continue reading Tell me about traditional Medicare.

Anti Aging Foods – 2 Tips for Feeling and Looking Better

Anti aging strategy #1- Preserving Your Memory: Get as much niacin as possible to lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. A 4 year long study of 800 people aged 65 and older, conducted at Rush Institute for Healthy Aging in Chicago found that individuals receiving the highest daily amount of niacin cut their risk for … Continue reading Anti Aging Foods – 2 Tips for Feeling and Looking Better

3 Tips for Feeling and Looking Better

We may owe a great debt to the mole rat for providing some of the best anti aging research information currently being provided by our research laboratories. While mice live approximate two to three years before succumbing to the ravages of the aging process, the mole rat is a longevity champ living to a healthy … Continue reading 3 Tips for Feeling and Looking Better

Exercise if you want to live.

The unanimous recommendation by virtually all experts is that the single most important anti aging measure anyone can follow regardless of age, disability or general level of fitness is to exercise regularly. Sedentary lifestyles are known to accelerate just about every unwanted aspect of aging. Physical activity slows the erosion of muscle strength, maintains better … Continue reading Exercise if you want to live.

Alzheimer’s Brain: What are some of the degenerative changes?

Alzheimer’s brain: Changes do occur. In the Alzheimer’s brain nerve cells stop functioning, lose connections with each other and ultimately die. The death of neurons in key parts of the Alzheimer’s brain causes those areas to shrink and results in substantial abnormalities in memory, thinking and behavior. The Alzheimer’s early symptoms are derived from the … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Brain: What are some of the degenerative changes?

Cause of Alzheimer’s Disease: What is it really?

Cause of Alzheimer’s disease overview: The true cause of Alzheimer’s disease has still not been determined in spite of all the tremendous advances in understanding the disease process which has been developed over the past decade. It is believed by many experts that the cause of Alzheimer’s disease may be related to a single factor … Continue reading Cause of Alzheimer’s Disease: What is it really?

Caregiving for Alzheimer’s Patients: Is there a problem? By Paul Susic Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist

As found in the April, 2005 Senior Circuit caregiving for alzheimer’s patientStress in various forms may be found among the caregivers of individuals with dementia. Many caregivers attempt to keep their loved ones at home for a significant period of time prior to placement in a long-term care facility. While this is admirable, it frequently … Continue reading Caregiving for Alzheimer’s Patients: Is there a problem? By Paul Susic Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist

Can You Retire Before You Die?  (Page #2)

Have we shown you enough? Well, here’s a few more facts… “The rising stock market and escalating property values, while adding general prosperity, hide the brutal fact that for many Baby Boomers-who are now turning 50, retirement may not be a pretty picture. Over the next 20 years, 76 million of us born between 1946 … Continue reading Can You Retire Before You Die?  (Page #2)

Can you retire before you die?  (Page#1)

Most of us are familiar with these statistics… Out of 100 people who starts working at the age of 25, by the age 65: * 1% are wealthy * 4% have adequate capital stowed away for retirement * 3% are still working * 63% are dependant on Social Security, friends, relatives or charity. * 29% … Continue reading Can you retire before you die?  (Page#1)

Retirement Plan: Essentials you need to know.

Retirement Plan: The Basics  You will usually be eligible for your employer’s retirement plan after you’ve worked there for at least one year and for at least 1000 hours.  Employers usually offer two basic types of retirement plans: defined contribution plans or defined benefit retirement plans.  Retirement plans: Defined contribution and defined benefit plans:  Defined … Continue reading Retirement Plan: Essentials you need to know.

Chronic Pain: What are the treatments of choice?

Chronic pain treatment overview:  Chronic pain treatment comes in many forms.  If the pain is of an inflammatory or musculoskeletal origin, it can often be treated successfully with analgesics such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s), or opiates, possibly in combination with physical therapy or corrective surgery.  Some specific chronic pain treatment regimens have been developed … Continue reading Chronic Pain: What are the treatments of choice?

Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities and Senior Apartments in the City of St. Louis, Missouri 2017 Page #1

Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and senior apartments in the city of St. Louis, Missouri, are located throughout the city and in the surrounding counties of St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, and Warren County. Nursing homes and other long term care facilities in the city of St. Louis, Missouri, include housing and … Continue reading Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities and Senior Apartments in the City of St. Louis, Missouri 2017 Page #1

Cause and Symptoms of High Blood Pressure

In order to understand the cause and symptoms of high blood pressure, you first must understand that there are two different kinds, essential (or primary) hypertension and secondary hypertension. Essential Hypertension: Essential hypertension is when the cause of high blood pressure is known and is the most common form. This is frequently brought on by … Continue reading Cause and Symptoms of High Blood Pressure

Woman Mentally Sharp Even at 115 Years Old

A Dutch woman who died recently at the age of 115 years old had a mind as mentally sharp as a much younger person until the day that she died, according to a new study. The study found that she had almost no evidence of Alzheimer’s disease, and concluded that Alzheimer’s and other forms of … Continue reading Woman Mentally Sharp Even at 115 Years Old

Medicare Insurance: What are the facts?

Medicare Insurance Overview: Medicare insurance is a federal health insurance program for people over the age of 65 and some people with disability under the age of 65. The Medicare insurance program is operated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which used to be known as the Health Care Financing Administration. A … Continue reading Medicare Insurance: What are the facts?

Get Your Heart Pumping and Defy Aging

Get Your Heart Pumping and Defy Aging One of the most important ways to defy aging is to focus on your heart health. Heart disease will kill one out of every three Americans. According to the American Heart Association, over 60 million Americans currently suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease, including high blood pressure, … Continue reading Get Your Heart Pumping and Defy Aging

What are the depression medications, and how do they work?

How do depression medications help? Our thinking processes and related moods are activated by nerve cells in the brain referred to as neurons. The systems of our body and related thinking processes involved in daily routines and related activities, involve specific neurons working and activating other neurons in order for the thinking and actions to … Continue reading What are the depression medications, and how do they work?

Anxiety Medication 101: What You Need to Know

Anxiety medications are now the most popularly prescribed medications by far by doctors for psychiatric disorders. The most commonly prescribed anxiety medications in recent years have included the benzodiazepine such as Librium, Valium, Xanax, Tranxene, Klonopin, Centrex, Ativan and Serax. Other medications that fall within the anxiety medication classification which are used for anxiety disorders … Continue reading Anxiety Medication 101: What You Need to Know

Are you feeling stressed or distressed?

Stress and distress: About 50 years ago, Dr. Hans Selye began to recognize the connection between an individual’s mind and body as his patients seemed to have similar physiological and psychological characteristics when experiencing stress. He came to the conclusion that stress is a “non-specific response of the body to any demand placed upon it”. … Continue reading Are you feeling stressed or distressed?

Alzheimer’s Disease: What is it exactly?

Alzheimer’s disease overview: Alzheimer’s Disease[/caption]Alzheimer’s disease is the number one cause of dementia in the United States, by some estimates affecting as many as 4 million seniors. Alzheimer’s disease was named after a German physician named Dr. Alois Alzheimer who first noticed changes in the brain tissue of a woman while he was performing an … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Disease: What is it exactly?

Depression among the elderly?

A comment that has frequently been made by doctors and many well-meaning individuals is that their patient or family member is depressed because they are “old”. Also, these comments may be made because someone has been placed in a nursing home or has had some level of reduced functioning. Depression however, is not a natural consequence … Continue reading Depression among the elderly?

Depression and Learned Helplessness

Introduction to Depression and Learned Helplesness The 21st century has brought a great number of changes to individuals, families, cultures, and entire societies. These changes have created the need to incorporate new circumstances into the old. Some of these new ideas are now beginning to replace the old in terms of what it means to … Continue reading Depression and Learned Helplessness

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