Month: January 2012

Keeping brain sharp may ward off Alzheimer’s protein

http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/hub.1326407570.htmlPeople who challenge their brains throughout their lifetimes — through reading,  writing and playing games — are less likely to develop protein deposits in the brain linked with Alzheimer’s , U.S. researchers said on Monday. Check out the full story, here.  

ER Visits Risky…

http://seg.sharethis.com/getSegment.php?purl=http%3A%2F%2Fhomecarelittlerock.wordpress.com%2Fwp-admin%2Fpost-new.php&jsref=&rnd=1327423396580 “Elderly patients who have visited an emergency department (ED) are three times more likely to develop respiratory or gastrointestinal infections in the week following their return to a long-term care facility…” This article is from a study conducted in Canada about residents of long term care facilities who have emergency room visits and then return home only to experience follow on issues.