Caregiver Stress May Increase Chance of Heart Disease – A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that the stress of caregiving, especially dealing with dementia patients, increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Deep Brain Stimulation Helps Parkinson’s Disease Patients –Deep brain stimulation, a technique where a device is surgically implanted in the brain to send electrical impulses to muscles, have been found to be effective in improving motor function for Parkinson’s sufferers.
Exercise Improves Brain Function and Cognitive Skills at All Ages – A new study from the Journal of Gerontology found that people who get regular exercise, regardless of when they start, were better at remembering numbers and symbols on a computer screen and took tests at greater speed with fewer errors.
New Study Finds that Treatment Can Cut Death Rate of Prostate Cancer by 43% - A new study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference has found that a combination of radiation therapy and hormone treatments is highly effective at treating prostate cancer reducing deaths by 43%.
The Difficulties of Paying for Institutional Care When One Spouse Is Still Working – This article helps layout the options for working spouses of people in need of institutional care including information about programs and assistance that may be available.
Focus on Caregiving – An Interview with Gail Sheehy, Part 1 – This interview with Gail Sheehy, author of Passages in Caregiving, discusses the caregiver experience, research necessary for caregiving and the traditional role of women as caregivers.