Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer's

Report published in the Archives of Neurology suggests that staying cognitively active over a lifetime may reduce your risk of Alzheimer's Disease.

According to study author Susan Landau, a research scientist at the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at UC Berkeley, "we think that cognitive activity is probably one of a variety of lifestyle practices -- occupational, recreational and social activities -- that may be important."

In the United States, more than 5 million people have Alzheimer's disease, and it is now the sixth-leading killer in the country, according to the researchers. No cure exists for the neurodegenerative condition, but a draft of the first-ever National Alzheimer's Plan released last week laid out plans by the federal government to have effective treatment by 2025.

Monday, January 23, 2012

International Essential Tremor Foundation

ElderStore recently became a member of the International Essential Tremor Foundation.  If you or a loved one have tremors, check out their website, it is full of helpful information.  Membership provides newsletters, reports and brochures with up to date information on Essential Tremors.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Panache Laundry Cart

NEW at ElderStore - Lightweight, folding, rolling laundry cart!

ElderStore has been searching for a folding laundry cart for quite some time. And now we finally have the Panache Laundry Trolley.

Easy as One, Two Three - unfold your laundry cart, set your laundry basket inside and roll to the laundry room - no more carrying laundry baskets!

Easy rolling laundry cart holds the basket at just the right height.  The high quality, lightweight, laundry cart is designed to hold most square, oval and round laundry baskets.

The cart weighs just a bit over 8 pounds. The laundry cart folds flat (except for the wheels) for easy storage when not in use.

You can purchase this cart here or here.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Why Some People Live to 110 or Longer

HealthDay News reported on a new study by a team of U.S. researchers who found that people who live to 110 or loonger have as many disease related genes as everyone, but they may also have genetically inherited protective genes as well that help them live long lives.

The team of U.S. scientists noted that supercentenarians, as they are called, are extremely rare, with only one per 5 million people in developed nations. There is growing evidence that genetics play a major role in living to such an old age.