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Vol. 7, No 28
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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In this week's edition of The Caregiver's Hotline:

That Unsightly Cold Sore Could Trigger Cognitive Decline -- and Alzheimer's
Unsightly and painful cold sores nag nearly all of us at some time during our lifetime, but it turn out that this viral infection has a much more dangerous hidden effect – it can contribute to cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease, a newly-discovered impact that has pathologists concerned. [Read the full story]

Age-Related Conditions Develop Faster in Adults with Diabetes
Diabetes in middle age can lead to a host of older-age-related conditions, including cognitive impairment, incontinence, falls, dizziness, vision impairment and pain – all arriving at a faster and earlier pace in diabetics than those who don’t have diabetes, researchers report. [Read the full story]

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Aspirin May Significantly Lower the Risk of Pancreatic Cancer
The use of aspirin, whether it be regular dosages used for headaches and pain or low dosages prescribed to help ward off heart disease, can lower the risk of developing pancreatic cancer by as much as 35%, even if the common tablet is taken just once a once. However, scientists say consumers should check with their doctor before jumping on the aspirin bandwagon for this purpose. [Read the full story]

Severe Psoriasis Could Be Sign of Serious Heart Risk
Medical researchers have linked the scourge of severe psoriasis with a much higher risk of suffering a major cardiac event in a psoriasis sufferer, a new and alarming finding associating the impact of the crusty skin condition with cardiovascular disease. [Read the full story]

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Kids Caught in Caregiving's Shuffle: 7 Tips to Balance Their Life
From missed homemade meals to soccer game absences to family outings swallowed by caregiving’s demands, the youngest members of a caregiver’s family feel the toll elder care takes on their mom or dad. And their parents feel the added guilt of not meeting their parental obligations or even fulfilling their parenting desires while looking after an aging family member. These tips may help all involved. [Read the full story]

Enlarged Prostate and Cancer: Knowing the Difference Between Them
“My uncle is older and has an enlarged prostate. Is this a sign of cancer?” Luckily, most men with enlarged prostates don’t develop cancer, but our Keeping Seniors Healthy columnist says there are many other important warnings associated with an enlarged prostate. [Read the full story]

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