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February 2016

Alzheimer’s: Are You At Risk?

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. The causes of the disease are complex. Here are four of the most significant contributing factors.

Age: The greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s is growing older. At age 65, only one in nine people have some form of Alzheimer’s. By age 85, one in three people have the disease.

Family History: If you…

New Insights About Growing Older

71% increase in annual deaths attributed to Alzheimer’s from 2000 to 2013.

90% of Americans age 55+ at risk for high blood pressure.

2.5 Million. The number of older adults with a substance abuse problem.

7 Million. The number of older Americans who suffer from depression but do not receive treatment.

11 Million. The number of Americans 65 and older who are living alone,…

All the Ways We Care: Taking Care of Your Golden Years with Comprehensive Medical Services

It’s just a fact of life. As we grow older, we’re more likely to have health problems. Take heart disease, for example: 83 percent of heart attacks occur after age 65. The risk of cancer also increases with age: 80 percent of cancers are diagnosed after age 55.

Facing these new health challenges requires access to a comprehensive range of medical services, technology and expertise. At Main…

You Can Regain Control

Don’t Allow Urinary Incontinence to Steal Your Confidence.

Going once? Going twice? Going to the bathroom way too often or having a hard time controlling your bladder?

You may have a condition called urinary incontinence. And you’re not alone. More than 50 percent of American seniors have struggled with urinary incontinence. The two most common types of loss of bladder control ar…

Are You at Risk for Diabetes?

One in four
If you’re over the age of 60, those are the odds that you have diabetes, which can cause serious medical problems for your eyes, ears, kidneys, nerves and feet. For example, hearing loss is twice as common for seniors with diabetes. There’s also an increased risk for high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.
With diabetes, your body does not make enough insulin or does…

Live it Out: Four Ways That May Help Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

Of the top 10 causes of death, Alzheimer’s is the only disease that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. That should provide plenty of motivation to lower your risk for dementia by following these four simple recommendations.

Keep Moving

Physical activity such as walking or swimming increases the supply of oxygen to the cells.
As a result, many experts believe getting plenty of…

A Message From Our CEO: Dementia Comes Into the Light

“Old age ain’t no place for sissies.”—Bette Davis

If you’re old enough to remember the actress Bette Davis, you’re probably old enough to appreciate her quote. Growing older brings with it a new set of health challenges for most people—including the real possibility of Alzheimer’s. Thanks to Kimberly Williams-Paisley and other celebrities like Glen Campbell, people are becoming…

An Interview with Kimberly Williams-Paisley: Where the Light Gets In

Kimberly Williams-Paisley reveals both the struggles and the lessons learned from her mother’s dementia.

CHRISTMAS 2005. Kimberly Williams-Paisley, her husband, sister, brother and in-laws were sitting together on a single bed in her parent’s house. They had gathered to hear some bad news.

At the age of 62, Kimberly’s mother, Linda, had been diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia…

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