Alzheimer's disease and dementia could be treated with victoza

Victoza: Implications for New York Alzheimer’s Patients

A group of researchers from Lancaster University has made a groundbreaking discovery. A drug used in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes could likewise reverse memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients. Accordingly, the scientists treated transgenic mice with liraglutide. This injectable drug, also known as Victoza, can control glucose levels in Type 2 diabetic patients. However,…

Mother and daughter in a Manhattan park. Age in place in Manhattan.

New Laws That Help Seniors Age In Place In Manhattan

Healthcare is one of the biggest barriers preventing seniors from staying in their homes. Mobility issues, transportation challenges, and lack of a supportive network make treatment plans impossible to follow. In fact, 38 percent of Medicare recipients report difficulties meeting their healthcare needs. However, seniors still prefer to play an active role in the healthcare decision-making…

New York Senior Book Review

Why Do You Think I Call You Mama? A Journey Through Dementia | New York Senior Book Reviews

Dementia is a cruel disease. The often slow descent into irreversible mental decline is horrific and traumatizing. Challenges abound at every stage, and not surprisingly, caregivers are at the forefront of the battle. To make matters worse, there’s no known cure for Alzheimer’s. For caregivers, hope often proves elusive. Fortunately, there are many books on…

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Product Watch: 3 Devices For Seniors in Brooklyn And Their Caregivers

Seniors are often more tech-savvy than they are given credit for. In fact, technology use among seniors has sky-rocketed. Today, seniors live more digitally-connected lives than ever. According to the Pew Research Center, 4 in 10 adults 65 years and older report owning smartphones. Additionally, almost 70% of seniors use the Internet today. That’s a…

Ways To Stop The Financial Exploitation Of New York Seniors

5 Ways To Stop The Financial Exploitation Of New York Seniors

Did you know that elder financial exploitation was one of the top 10 consumer scams targeting seniors in 2017? In fact, the SEC reports that seniors who develop Alzheimer’s or other neurocognitive diseases are most vulnerable to financial exploitation. In this article, we explore 5 constructive ways to stop the financial exploitation of seniors in…

Assisting Brooklyn Seniors With Treatment Decision-Making

A Caregiver’s Guide: Assisting Brooklyn Seniors With Treatment Decision-Making

Seniors often have a difficult time adjusting to the reality of aging. As a caregiver, you are responsible for filling in the gaps and protecting your loved one’s interests. You are certainly energized and ready for the task. Yet, you find yourself grappling with increasing challenges in a daily battle for normalcy. The roles have…

7 Ways for Staten Island Seniors to Beat Holiday Blues

7 Ways To Help Staten Island Seniors Beat The Holiday Blues

As the leaves turn and winter approaches, many of us anticipate the holiday season with joy. We reminisce about the year and look forward to family gatherings. We also browse the Internet for gift ideas, thumb through our favorite recipes, and put on holiday music. Yet, for many, the holiday season inspires loneliness, sadness, and…