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Researchers Are Looking Closely At Green Tea Extract And New Experiences In The Battle of Alzheimer’s Disease

Green tea extract may help battle the dreaded neurodegenerative disease. So might taking up new hobbies. Researchers in Michigan have discovered that green tea extract interferes with the formation of damaging plaques implicated in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The new study, out of the University of Michigan, seems to indicate that an extract from […]

Senior Care Services Are A Growing Market

Choosing the right senior care can be an emotionally-fraught decision process. As seniors age into their eighties and beyond, they may need resources that they had not planned for. While more than 80 percent of seniors report that they want to remain living in their own homes, that often is not possible. SitterCity, a Chicago-based […]

New Breakthroughs in The Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

A new home-based computer tool created by Georgia Tech researchers will allow adults to self-screen for early signs of dementia. The software was inspired by a commonly-used Clock Drawing Test, a paper-and-pencil screening tool used to test for cognitive impairment. ClockReader is one of the first technology tools to assess cognitive abilities which can be […]

Diagnostic Errors In The ICU May Lead The Death

According to a review by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, more than 40,000 U.S. adults may be dying while in a hospital intensive care unit due to misdiagnosis of their illness by their attending medical team. The study was to determine if fatal misdiagnoses were more common in ICU than in the general […]

The Basics of Estate Planning

There are some standards elements of estate planning that you may want to consider before meeting with your estate law attorney. No matter the size of your estate, large or small, a basic estate plan, which may be as simple as a Will, is a good idea. By looking toward the future, you can ensure […]

Changes to Estate Tax Law Expected By the End of this Year

eniors with estate planning needs have a limited time to take advantage of the current estate tax law options. Under the current estate tax law, certain options will disappear by December 31, 2012. The federal estate and gift tax system currently in place includes a number of options for gifting and transferring wealth without extreme […]

BPA Banned from Baby Bottles and Sippy Cups But Still Used in Some Packaging

This summer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned the controversial chemical bisphenol A (BPA), though consumer concern had already prompted many companies to drop BPA from both food and beverage containers. BPA was a standard component in the plastics that made up baby bottles and sippy cups. Studies suggest that repeated exposure to BPA, […]

Exploring the Options of Long-Term Care

Close to 70 percent of people over age 65 need some long-term care; therefore, looking ahead and preparing for the possibility of needing long-term care is prudent, as there is a high likelihood that you or a loved one will need some form of services. The need for long-term care hits all economic levels and […]

Listeria from Pre-sliced Apples a Serious Concern, Says Personal Injury Attorney

recent voluntary recall of pre-sliced apples potentially tainted with listertia has raised the issue of food safety in the news again. The food in question is pre-sliced apples, distributed through grocery and fast food chains in 36 states, including Burger King, McDonald’s, Wawa and Wegman’s stores, and sold packaged with ‘‘Ready Pac’’ and ‘‘Safeway Farms’’ […]

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Hold District Days

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) launched an awareness campaign in May to educate members of Congress about elder law issues. Their campaign is called District Days and it focuses on events in the home districts of Congressional members. NAELA members joined Representatives and Senators to discuss issues important to seniors such as […]

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