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“Helping Those Who Help Others”
|Vol. 7, No 26||
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
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In this week's edition of The Caregiver's Hotline:
More Evidence That Alzheimer's May Be Inherited from Your Mother
If your mother suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, there’s a greater chance that you’ll develop the dreaded condition than if your father had Alzheimer’s, researchers report. [Read the full story]
Ibuprofen May Lower Risk of Parkinson's Disease
The anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen – better known by brand names such as Advil, Motrin and Nuprin -- may offer protection against developing Parkinson’s disease, according to one of the largest studies to investigate the over-the-counter drug’s benefits on the incurable condition. [Read the full story]
Nap Might Help Lower Blood Pressure, Compensate for Excess Stress
How about an afternoon siesta to keep your blood pressure under control? Experts say their research shows that a 45-minute daytime nap can work wonders for the millions of Americans who have high blood pressure. [Read the full story]
Hearing Loss in Older Adults Tops 60%; Whites at Greater Risk than Blacks
Nearly two-thirds of Americans age 70 and older have hearing loss, and the condition is more common among whites than blacks, according to a newly published study. [Read the full story]
Parish Nurses: Quite Possibly Caregiving's Best Kept Secret
Parish nurses – an army more than 7,000 strong – help caregivers across the country with their elder-caregiving tasks. [Read the full story]
Taking Away the Keys -- for Love's Sake
Taking away an aging loved one’s right to drive their car may be one of the biggest and most difficult caregiving challenges. Our Practical Caregiving columnist has some ideas to make the process less stressful for everyone. [Read the full story]
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