Study Outlines Risk Factors for Frequent Falls in Parkinson’s Patients

Study Outlines Risk Factors for Frequent Falls in Parkinson’s Patients

By Jose Marques Lopes, PhD Motor fluctuations, treatment with antidepressants, disease severity, and deep brain stimulation (DBS) are among the risk factors that contribute to frequent falls in patients with Parkinson’s, a large-scale study reports. According to researchers, identifying predictors that put Parkinson’s patients at the greatest risk for falls can aid in early intervention to prevent these…

Old Long-Term-Care Policies Hurt Company Profits

Prudential and MetLife post gains in adjusted operating earnings Prudential Financial’s second-quarter profit tumbled nearly 60% from a year ago in the latest quarter. PHOTO: VICTOR J. BLUE/BLOOMBERG NEWS By Leslie Scism Prudential Financial Inc.’s second-quarter net profit tumbled nearly 60% from the year-earlier period as it bolstered its reserves for long-term-care insurance policies in a product line…

How to Prevent Parkinson’s – Eat fish?

Published Tuesday 24 April 2018 By Tim Newman Fact checked by Jasmin Collier According to the latest research, a chemical commonly found in fish might prevent Parkinson’s disease. The team also unearth a unique mechanism that could help design better drugs to attack neurodegenerative diseases. A fish-heavy diet may help to prevent neurodegenerative conditions in later life.…

Scrutinizing Medicare coverage for physical, occupational and speech therapy

Medicare coverage for physical, occupational and speech therapy

Scrutinizing Medicare coverage for physical, occupational and speech therapy By Kaiser Health News For years, confusion has surrounded the conditions under which older adults can receive physical, occupational and speech therapy covered by Medicare. Services have been terminated for some seniors, such as those with severe cases of multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease, because therapists said they…

Senior Care Expert Mitchell Abrams Interviewed by B96 FM Chicago

WBBM-FM 96.3 Chicago’s “Chicago Connection Show” with on-air radio personality Rebecca Ortiz features a compelling interview with Senior Care Expert Mitchell Abrams. In typical fashion, the show’s star, Rebecca walks leads Abrams through a great Question & Answer session that covers important topics including how to find the best home care service provides, what to look…

What happens during a stroke

New program improves care for stroke patients

Technology turns ambulances into ERs, reduces door to needle time By Erin Weeks eweeks@independenttribune.com 704-789-9131 Ambulances in Cabarrus County will soon have the technology to connect stroke patients with neurologists while on their way to the hospital, cutting out a time-consuming step in the emergency room and effectively improving patient care. County commissioners approved the…