Stroke in the Elderly

  • Why Coffee Lowers Stroke Risk and Soda Raises It

    We've known for a long while that sodas, especially the sugary ones, carry all kinds of health risks. A new study shows that stroke is now on that list. But coffee? Drink up!

  • 5 Steps to Slash Your Stroke Risk in Half

    Research highlights the power of five steps that could slash an adult's stroke risk in half. Check out the list of simple lifestyle interventions for stroke prevention.

  • 4 Unexpected Stroke Side Effects

    Stroke side effects range from the familiar--speech problems and partial paralysis--to the surprising. Discover 4 lesser-known stroke side effects.

  • Beat It: Post-Stroke Speech Recovery through Music

    To assist in post-stroke speech recovery, the healing power of music may have its roots in rhythm and long-term memory, according to recent research.

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  • Depression May Elevate Stroke Risk in Older Women

    Depression is not uncommon among the elderly. However, research suggests that this psychological disorder may increase the likelihood that an older woman will have a stroke.

  • Positive People May Have Reduced Stroke Risk

    Optimism is a personality trait that has been linked to a variety of health benefits. Now, researchers have discovered that those who look on the brighter side of life are less likely to have a stroke.

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  • Painkillers and Heart Disease: Proceed With Caution

    If you're at risk for heart attack or stroke, be careful how you use over-the-counter painkillers.

  • Sweating Out the Risk for Silent Strokes

    Silent strokes indicate that a person may be at risk for a serious stroke. Recent research has shown that exercise can help stave off these types of strokes.

  • Night Strokes Not Being Treated With Most Effective Medicine

    One in seven people who have strokes wake up in the morning with their symptoms already present. Even if these people are immediately rushed to the hospital, they will be ineligible to receive the most effective treatment for their condition.

  • Stroke Survivors: Why Rehabilitation Makes Life Easier

    When an elderly loved one has a stroke, it can be shocking how much damage is done so quickly. Depending on the part of the brain affected, your loved one may be unable to speak or walk, so rehabilitative services are essential to their recovery. Stroke rehab and recovery services help survivors improve their ability to walk, speak and manage day-to-day life.

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  • Can Dementia Be Fatal?

    On its own, dementia doesn’t normally cause death. As it progresses, however, the condition can increase vulnerability to life-threatening infections.

  • Rapidly Progressive Dementia: Understanding Causes and Creating a Plan for Care

    Rapidly progressive dementias develop quickly over days, weeks, or months, causing a sharp decline in memory, thinking, and behavior.

  • Caring for a Loved One on Blood Thinners

    Blood-thinning medications are life savers, but there are many lifestyle changes that must be made when taking them. However, the responsibility for implementing these changes and ensuring a senior’s compliance typically falls to their family caregiver.

  • A Trip Down Dementia’s Ever-Darkening Road

    It was a September day in 2008 when my husband and I began our trip down dementia's ever-darkening road.

  • How Winter Can Wreak Havoc on Your Heart

    Heart symptoms should never be taken lightly, especially during the winter months. Use these 6 strategies to protect your heart from the effects of chilly weather and decadent holiday foods.

  • Hidden Fat Deposits Predict Hardened Arteries Better than Visible Body Fat

    Individuals who maintain a relatively healthy body weight may still be at risk for dangerous cardiovascular diseases, highlighting the importance of healthy lifestyle choices and a proactive approach to medical care.

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  • Rehabilitation Centers for Elderly Stroke Victims

    Strokes are devastating health events that can leave elderly loved ones permanently disabled. After a senior has a stroke and is released from the hospital, a good rehabilitation center may be the key to their recovery.

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