NEW YORK, March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CaringKind (formerly known as the Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter) and Healtheo360 today announced a partnership to provide a virtual support group to the more than 250,000 New York City residents affected by a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or a related dementia and their families. The partnership will build on Healtheo360's Virtual Social Therapy® program and digital media platform to help relieve caregiver stress, communicate resources and strategies and provide access to clinical trial enrollments.
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Did you know that women in their late 30s and 40s have a higher chance of giving birth to babies with chromosomal disorders? As a woman's age increases, so too the risk of genetic conditions. March is the month of trisomy awareness. By improving the public’s knowledge on trisomy and gathering those affected by it, we can provide the support needed through advocacy.
Just like your physical health, there are ways to improve your mental wellbeing. Having good mental and emotional health can improve our outlook and physical health. As we observe World Mental Health Day 2014 on October 10th, here are 5 ways you can boost your mental wellbeing today!
Take care of yourself. Few people are aware of the close relationship between our mental and physical health. Studies that looked at the diets of people with depression revealed that their nutrition tends to be inadequate. Making healthier food choices can, on the other hand, give you more energy, improve your mood and can help your recovery. Read this article for more tips on developing and maintaining a healthy diet.
Manage your stress. In its extremes, stress can be debilitating. Being aware of what triggers your stress and how you react to it can help you map out strategies to deal with it more effectively. Everyone is affected differently by stress and how we react to it may be different from person to person. You may find that practicing relaxation breathing, yoga or meditation help you manage stress better.
Take time to rest. Getting insufficient sleep can have negative effects on your overall health. Feelings of fatigue can overwhelm you and cause further mental or emotional stress, feeding the stress-cycle that can develop from irregular sleep. By setting aside time for rest, you can recharge and refresh your body and mind. If you have a to-do list, consider adding a ‘Do nothing’ and allow yourself time to focus your mind on something fun, like reading or other activities you enjoy doing.
Make something. Do something. Taking up a hobby or participating in a regular group activity improves your mental fitness, builds your confidence and helps you develop new skills. This in turn gives you a sense of accomplishment and progress.
Ask for help. I often heard the phrase ‘no man is an island’ said to kids and adults alike when I was younger. What it means is that we shouldn’t have feel isolated or avoid everyone. Our family, friends or health professionals care for us and we can ask them for help when we need it. Everyone experiences bumps while on the journey of life and the people close to us can help. Sharing what is causing you stress with them can help you by putting things into perspective. This supportive structure made up of family, friends, mental health professionals can give better understanding and compassion for what you're going through. This in-turn can reduce your feelings of isolation, improve recognition of the early signs of mental health problems.
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A NYU medical research team has uncovered a mechanism hat instigates inflammation Alzheimer’s atherosclerosis and type-2 diabetes. Published in Nature Immunology, the findings suggest that there is a shared biochemical thread between the two diseases and that new methods of therapy could successfully manage the chronic inflammation in these diseases without damaging the body’s immune system.
German and UK-based researchers have recently affirmed that a protein, well established for the role it plays in the development of Alzheimer’s disease also, controls muscle development and leads to incapacitated movement in mice when the protein was treated with inhibitors or absent. Published in The EMBO Journal, the results suggest that medication, currently in development, that targets the beta-secretase-1 protein, may produce side effects that may impede movement.
When health care policy in America is discussed, the focus immediately shifts to the question of how the bills should be covered and who should cover them, bypassing a bigger, more important question: Why are our bills so high in the first place?
As if you needed another reason to watch your diet, exercise routine, and engage with heart disease support groups, a new study conducted by Wake Forest Baptist has demonstrated that people living with type 2 diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease are more likely to rapidly loose cognitive functions compared to others. Lead author of the study, Dr. Christina E. Hugenschmidt, Wake Forest Baptist’s gerontology and geriatric instructor has stated that the results collected from Diabetes Heart Study-Mind (HS-MIND) proposes that cardiovascular disease plays an integral role in cognitive problems and deterioration, before it makes itself clinically appreciable in patients. The research has been published online (before print) in the Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications.
Findings recently published in The Journal of Pediatrics have demonstrated that obese teenagers who were lowered their BMI (body mass index) by at least 8 percent observed improved insulin sensitivity. Insulin sensitivity is a fundamental metabolic variable that relates to eventual development of type 2 diabetes.