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New 3G Device Coming To Market Which Can Detect Strokes

by Richard Kuehn on 12/28/22

I read a story saying that every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke, a shocking statistic.  Some are massive and easy to recognize.  Others are small and can be undetectable.  A recent study of in-hospital strokes found that most go undetected for more than four hours, which can be very dangerous.  Thankfully, there is a new product coming to market in 2023 called Neuralert, which the FDA designated a breakthrough device last year.  The pair of smart wristbands use a proprietary algorithm to track arm asymmetry or weakness, common symptoms of a stroke.  Neuralert can detect symptoms in as little as 15 minutes, and automatically alert medical staff.


We are proud to have been approved for a grant from the Walmart Foundation

by Richard Kuehn on 11/16/22

This is the second first time grant from a seller of goods, not your traditional foundation.  The other was Carmel Realty.  Thank you to both!

The American Association for Retired Persons, or AARP, has recently launched a free newsletter called AARP Veteran Report. It is free and comes out twice per month celebrating the contribution oveterans to our country and our communities. The newsletter

by Richard Kuehn on 11/06/22

The American Association for Retired Persons, or AARP, has recently launched a free newsletter called AARP Veteran Report.  It is free and comes out twice per month celebrating the contribution oveterans to our country and our communities.  The newsletter will cover issues such as health, money, work and benefits.  To subscribe, go to www.aarp.org/VeteranReport.

Keeping Blood Pressure Low Reduces Alzheimer’s And Dementia Risk

by Richard Kuehn on 11/03/22

Scientists know that having high blood pressure, particularly between the ages of 40 and 65, increases the risk of developing dementia later in life.  Until now, it was not clear whether monitoring your blood pressure at home and then getting on meds to control it if it is high was helpful in reducing dementia in older adults.

"What is so exciting about our study is that the data shows that those people who were taking the blood pressure lowering medication had a lower risk of a dementia diagnosis than those taking a matching placebo," said Ruth Peters, an associate professor at the University of New South Wales in Australia, who is also a senior research scientist at Neuroscience Research Australia, a nonprofit research organization, told KSBW News.

The new study, which was published recently in the European Heart Journal, looked at 28,000 older adults (with an average age of 69) who all had a history of hypertension.  It found that a drop of about 10 mm/HG on the systolic and 4 mm/HG on the diastolic blood pressure reading at 12 months significantly lowered the risk of a dementia diagnosis.

In addition, as blood pressure dropped, so did cognitive risk, which held true to at least 100 mm/HG systolic and 70 mm/HG diastolic.  When sex, age or history of stroke were taken into account, there was no difference in outcome.

1 In 10 Seniors Have Dementia, New Study Shows

by Richard Kuehn on 10/24/22

A new study, which was published in the journal JAMA Neurology, found that one in 10 Americans over the age of 65 have dementia, while 22% experienced mild cognitive impairment.   It studied nearly 3,500 people via interviews and neuropsychological tests on a randomly selected sample of seniors between June of 2016 and October of 2017.  15% of those who identified as black tested positive for dementia, while 22% had mild cognitive decline.  10% of those who identified as Hispanic had dementia, while 28% had mild cognitive impairment.  This compares to 9% of white people who had dementia and 21% had mild cognitive impairment.


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