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Is Anxiety an Indicator of Alzheimer’s?

Anxiety is a common problem in people who have Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a behavioral symptom that can be difficult to deal with. While anxiety can be caused by Alzheimer’s, a new study indicates that having anxiety is also a risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s disease. Study Shows Anxiety Could Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease The study took place at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Massachusetts. Researchers observed 270 people who did not have cognitive problems. The participants were between the ages of 62 and ... Read more

Are Probiotics Good for Elderly Adults?

The popularity of probiotics has skyrocketed over the past decade, and more people than ever are finding relief from common digestive issues. While probiotics are appropriate for adults of all different ages, many family caregivers wonder if the supplements are appropriate for elderly adults. When family caregivers learn more about probiotics, they can bring it up with their loved one’s doctor and adjust the elderly care regimen if necessary. What are Probiotics? Everyone has different kinds of bacteria throughout their gut. There are ... Read more