People with dementia need more support to manage their medication
Study reveals patients often struggle to manage their drug regimeCommunity pharmacists could be used more to support patients and carersSome carers find the responsibility of their role stressful
Study Finds Association Between Eating Hot Peppers and Decreased Mortality
Like spicy food? If so, you might live longer, say researchers at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, who found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality – primarily in deaths…
Antidepressant use increases hip fracture risk among elderly
Antidepressant use nearly doubles the risk of hip fracture among community-dwelling persons with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The increased risk was highest at the beginning of antidepressant use and remained elevated even 4 years later. The…
Benzodiazepines and related drugs increase stroke risk among persons with Alzheimer’s disease
The use of benzodiazepines and benzodiazepine-like drugs was associated with a 20 per cent increased risk of stroke among persons with Alzheimer’s disease, shows a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland. Benzodiazepines were associated with a similar risk of stroke as benzodiazepine-like drugs.
Play an instrument? You probably react faster, too
Researchers at UdeM’s audiology school find that musicians have faster reaction times than non-musicians – and that could have implications for the elderly.Could learning to play a musical instrument help the elderly react faster and stay alert?
Living close to major roads linked to small increase in dementia risk
Dementia is more common in people who live within 50 metres of a major road than those who live further away, according to a study looking at 6.6 million people published in The Lancet. However, the study found no link between traffic exposure and Parkinson’s…
Livelife Rehabilitation Centre
LiveLife introduces a new concept in private medical care on the Maltese Islands. As the first private physical rehabilitation centre we aim to set the highest standards in rehabilitation through state of the art equipment and quality care given by a multidisciplinary team that offers…