ElderCarelink Blog

Medical Identity Theft Rapidly Increasing As People Have Lost Health Insurance

by Carol Bursack
June 5th, 2010 at 4:34 am

When I had my last checkup at a clinic I’ve patronized for years, the woman at the desk took my picture. I was a little surprised, but she said they’d been trying to get all of their patient’s pictures on the charts for years, but only recently gotten really serious about it. Read more »

Java Lovers Rejoice! Collection of Studies Shows Caffeine Good for Brain

by Carol Bursack
June 1st, 2010 at 1:01 am

Wow, am I loving this news! As my little coffee bean grinder whines away, I know I’m preparing a health food. I’ve followed studies on caffeine and Alzheimer’s for the last several years. The results have been promising. Studies showing the effects of caffeine on Parkinson’s have a also shown positive results. Read more »

Elders and Falls: Irregular Medication Increases Risk

by Carol Bursack
May 29th, 2010 at 1:01 am

Most of us know that some medications can cause dizziness, which in turn can cause a fall. Some blood pressure medications can lower the blood pressure too quickly, and a person take a tumble. However a recent edition  of Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological and Medical Science ran an article Read more »

Study Shows Brain Plaques May Not Be Villain in Alzheimer’s: Back to the Drawing Board?

by Carol Bursack
May 18th, 2010 at 1:01 am

According to an article on Reuters titled “New theory of Alzheimer’s explains drug failures,” the long-held theory that has many drug companies scrambling to be the first to come up with a drug to prevent or cure Alzheimer’s may be flawed.

Worse than flawed, actually. Read more »