Recent Texas Study Analyzes Falls in the Elderly

Recent Texas Study Analyzes Falls in the Elderly

Year after year, falls remain the top cause of injury and death in the elderly and a leading cause for long term care. Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin set out to understand the exact science behind a fall in an attempt to further research that can identify ways to prevent such an occurrence from happening.

Study Procedures

The study, mentioned in a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, involved tracking healthy people as they walked and ran on a treadmill in order to …

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UT Dallas Study Shows Brain Training Can Improve Cognitive Health

UT Dallas Study Shows Brain Training Can Improve Cognitive Health

New research from the University of Texas at Dallas shows that brain training can improve cognitive health and even reverse cognitive decline.

Enhanced Brain Functions

In a recent study, scientists put patients in complex “directed brain training” for 1 hour a week for 12 weeks. What they saw was significant changes in three specific brain functions:

– an increase in global and regional cerebral blood flow

– greater synchrony in important brain networks

– increased white matter integrity (wiring in brain that helps information travel)

As we age, our brain function …

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Medicare Won’t Pay for Long Term Care

Medicare Won’t Pay for Long Term Care

Most of us know someone who has needed long term care services at one point or another. Whether it was a grandparent, friend, or simply an acquaintance, it isn’t hard to recognize that long term care often has emotionally and financially devastating effects on families.

Too often, people assume that Medicare will pay for their long term care if something ever happens. When a real medical emergency arises, they find themselves scrambling to find a new plan after being told the truth: Medicare won’t pay for …

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Austin Named Top Retirement City in US

Austin Named Top Retirement City in US

Retirement is a time to relax and enjoy yourself, and Austin, Texas is one of the top spots to do just that, according to recent rankings.

Cities Gain Popularity Among Seniors

 

The annual list released by Where to Retire magazine, “America’s 100 Best Places to Retire”, includes a number of metropolitan areas that appeal to soon-to-be retirees. More seniors are opting to move into cities in order to enjoy their retirement to the fullest, and Texas is at the forefront of this movement. The city of Austin …

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Long Term Care Insurance Helps Texans Remain in Their Homes

Long Term Care Insurance Helps Texans Remain in Their Homes

A recent report ranked Texas as the state with the worst nursing homes in the country, causing people all across the state to rally in support of improving the many long term care facilities in the Lone Star State.

As many people fight to find quality nursing homes and improve the standard of care statewide, others are turning to different solutions to receive their long term care.

Home Sweet Home 

Long term care brings about a lot of changes, physically and emotionally. Whether you need care from a …

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