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Study Reveals Link Between Alzheimer’s & Bacteria | Science & Tech – BabaMail

Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that affects one in ten people over the age of 65. As of today, there’s no known cure, and scientists still don’t fully understand every aspect of this disease. However, groundbreaking new research, published in ‘Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience,’ promises to be the next step forward, and will hopefully lead to a cure before too long.

The research shows that the onset of Alzheimer’s could be the result of bacteria bypassing the brain’s defences and infecting the neurons. Scientists studying the brains of deceased donors found that the type and quantity of bacteria differed between healthy brains and those with Alzheimer’s.

The researchers, from the UK’s University of Bristol, think that there may be a link between neuroinflammation and these newly-discovered bacteria populations. David Emery, one of the researchers, said that, ” Alzheimer’s brains usually contain evidence of neuroinflammation, and researchers increasingly think that this could be a possible driver of the disease, by causing neurons in the brain to degenerate.” Furthermore, he believes that “Neuroinflammation in the brain may be a reaction to the presence of bacteria.”

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AGING PARTNERS EVENTS JULY 10 THROUGH JULY 16

Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the general public to attend a variety of senior-focused activities and classes in Lincoln and Lancaster County from July 10 through 16:

Monday, July 10

  • Contemporary Yoga, Cotner Center Condominium – 9 a.m.
  • Musical performance by The Clefs, Downtown Senior Center – 10:30 a.m.
  • Tai Chi (Continuing 24 Form), Cotner Center Condominium – 10:30 a.m.
  • BINGO, Firth Senior Center – 12:30 p.m.
  • 10-point Pitch, Northeast Senior Center – 12:30 to 3 p.m.
  • Dynamic Movement, Cotner Center Condominium – 2 p.m.

Tuesday, July 11

  • Active Living Every Day workshop, “F” Street Recreation Center – 9:30 a.m.
  • Chair Tai Chi, Aging Partners Health and Fitness Center – 9:45 a.m.
  • BINGO, Lake Street Senior Center – 10 a.m.
  • BINGO, Belmont Senior Center – 11:30 a.m.
  • Tai Chi class, Lake Street Senior Center – 12:30 p.m.
  • Tai Chi class, Gateway Vista – 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 12

  • Senior Health Promotion UNMC Health Clinic (foot care only), Vermeer Education Center – 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • BINGO, Northeast Senior Center – 10 a.m.
  • BINGO, Downtown Senior Center – 10:30 a.m.
  • BINGO, JoAnn Maxey Center – 11:30 a.m.
  • 10-Point Pitch and Bridge, Northeast Senior Center – 12:30 to 3 p.m.
  • BINGO, Hickman Senior Center – 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 13

  • Senior Health Promotion UNMC Health Clinic (foot care only), Downtown Senior Center – 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • “Surfing the Internet” introductory class, Northeast Senior Center – 9:30 a.m.
  • Musical performance and karaoke with Jimmy Mack, Downtown Senior Center – 10:30 a.m.
  • Blood pressure screenings by Good Samaritan nurses, Bennet Senior Center – 11 a.m.
  • Tai Chi class, Lake Street Senior Center – 12:30 p.m.
  • Tai Chi class, Gateway Vista – 1:30 p.m.
  • “Dinner and a Show” featuring Jimmy Mack, Cotner Center Condominium – dinner at 5:30 p.m., show at 6:30 p.m. (call 402-441-7158 by July 11 for reservations)

Friday, July 14

  • Musical performance by August Moon, Northeast Senior Center – 10 a.m.
  • Chair Yoga class, East Lincoln Christian Church – 11 a.m.
  • Move More Lincoln Movement and Music “Feeling Fit” class, Jayne Snyder Trail Center – noon
  • BINGO, Waverly Senior Center – 12:30 p.m.
  • Musical performance by Countryfied, Waverly Senior Center – 12:30 p.m.
  • 10-point Pitch, Northeast Senior Center – 12:30 to 3 p.m.

 

Saturday, July 15

  • Saturday BINGO, Northeast Senior Center – 10 a.m.

Senior Center Meal Schedule (reservations required two working days in advance):

  • Belmont Senior Center (402-441-7990):  Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.
  • Bennet Senior Center (402-416-7693):  Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon
  • Downtown Senior Center (402-441-7154):  Monday – Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Firth Senior Center (402-416-7693):  Mondays at 11:30 a.m.
  • Hickman Senior Center (402-792-2006):  Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.
  • JoAnn Maxey Senior Center (402-441-7849):  Wednesdays and Fridays at 11:30 a.m.
  • Lake Street Senior Center (402-441-7157):  Monday – Friday at 11:30 a.m.
  • Northeast Senior Center (402-441-7151):  Monday – Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Waverly Senior Center (402-416-7693):  Fridays at 11:30 a.m.

 

Location addresses:

  • Aging Partners Health and Fitness Center, 233 S. 10th St.
  • Belmont Senior Center, 1234 Judson St.
  • Bennet Senior Center, 970 Monroe St.
  • Cotner Center Condominium, 1540 N. Cotner Blvd.
  • Downtown Senior Center, 1005 “O” St.
  • East Lincoln Christian Church, 7001 Edenton Road
  • “F” Street Recreation Center, 1225 “F” St.
  • Firth Senior Center, 311 Nemaha St.
  • Gateway Vista, 225 N. 56th St.
  • Hickman Senior Center, 300 E. 3rd St.
  • Jayne Snyder Trail Center, 21st and “Q” streets
  • JoAnn Maxey Senior Center, 2032 “U” St.
  • Lake Street Senior Center, 2400 S. 11th St.
  • Northeast Senior Center, 6310 Platte Ave.
  • Waverly Senior Center, 14410 Folkestone St.

 

For information on classes or to register, call 402-441-7575.  Roundtrip transportation is available for senior center meals and activities in Lincoln only by calling the centers directly (phone numbers listed in meal schedule).  For more information on senior center events and activities, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: My Center News) or call 402-441-7158.

Aging Partners Home Page

Source: lincoln.ne.gov | Mayor > Aging Partners

4 Secrets to Slow Aging: Keeping Seniors Active

Source: 4 Secrets to Slow Aging: Keeping Seniors Active

1. Socialization is Key

Click on the link above for details

2. Let’s Stay Physical! Physical!

3. Keeping That Society Life.

4. Keeping It Real

Daily household chores and responsibilities can be a lot for anyone.

 

Remove Plaque in Next to No Time | Tips and Updates – BabaMail

A DIY Home Remedy to Remove Plaque – posted by BabaMail

Yup, you heard that right! The things that keep wounds clean and your fridge smelling fresh will also do wonders for your mouth. This mixture is our favorite because it’s made from common household items which are easy to get a hold of, it’s cheap, and there are no hidden additives or chemicals.

To make your own plaque-busting mouthwash, you will need the following:

• 1 tablespoon of baking soda
• ½ a cup of salt
• ½ cup of drug store hydrogen peroxide (1-3%)
• 1 cup of cold water
• ½ cup of warm water
• Toothpick
• Toothbrush

Method

1. Combine the salt and baking soda in a small container.

2. Run your toothbrush under some warm water, then swirl the bristle around in the baking soda-salt mixture.

3. Brush your teeth normally, and spit out the homemade paste when finished.

4.  Now to the best part – the mouthwash! This step is simple. All you need to do is combine the ½ cup of hydrogen peroxide with the ½ cup of warm water, and swish it around in your mouth for a minute or two.

5. To remove as much plaque as possible, use a toothpick on the hard-to-reach areas, and rinse the excess away with some cold water.

Repeat this procedure up to twice a week, but please remember that this DIY dental routine is not meant to replace your daily brushing and flossing. Just think of it as a fast, fun, and economical way to make plaque a thing of the past.

Source: tiphero

Source: Remove Plaque in Next to No Time | Tips and Updates – BabaMail

Fun ways to get active outdoors.

Fresh air, sunny skies – great weather is naturally tempting. Why not give in, get outside and get moving? Regular activity may help you live longer and may head off a host of diseases. It can also boost your mood and help control your weight. Here are a few ideas to help get you started:

• Walking. Start with a walk around the neighborhood. If you’re feeling adventurous, try a nearby nature trail.

• Biking. It’s great for the heart and easy on the knees. Don’t forget your helmet!

• Bean bag toss. Gather a few friends or relatives, pick your teams and enjoy.

• Garden. You don’t need to dig a whole plot. Try a few planters. Or join a community garden.

You don’t have to run a marathon to get fit. Even 5 to 10 minutes here and there helps. Just choose an activity you enjoy and get moving.

Turn your intentions into actions with My Health Reflection, an online tool that can help you make the most of your health information and lifestyle choices. This online tool could help you manage your health, set goals and track your progress.

Take one more step on the path to wellness. Sign in or register on your plan’s website and look for My Health Reflection

Source: AARP® Medicare Plans – Plan Member Account Login | from UnitedHealthcare®

Yoga At Tower Square

http://downtownlincoln.org/explore/yoga-at-tower-square.html

Free Tower Square yoga will be hosted at Lincoln’s Downtown Tower Square at 9 am every other Saturday.
All-levels welcome! Lotus Yoga Dates
May 27
June 10th, 24th –
July 8th, 22nd –
August 5th, 19th –
September 2nd, 16th

Source: Downtown Lincoln Association : Explore : Yoga At Tower Square

$400 million increase in Alzheimer’s research funding

Source: AIM | Alzheimer’s Impact Movement

Call to Congress Answered with Funding Gains at National Institutes of Health 

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 2017 – The Alzheimer’s Association, the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM) and its nationwide network of advocates applaud Congress for hearing their call and taking action in the fight to end Alzheimer’s. Today, a $400 million increase in Alzheimer’s research funding was signed into law, increasing federal funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to nearly $1.4 billion. After years of stagnant funding, this is the second year in a row the Alzheimer’s Association request for historic funding increases has been acted on by our federal leaders.

“The Alzheimer’s Association and our sister organization, the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement, represent millions of families facing Alzheimer’s disease, and we know firsthand the importance of investing in research to advance faster against this deadly disease,” said Harry Johns, Alzheimer’s Association and Alzheimer’s Impact Movement president and CEO. “This is the latest in a series of policy victories in the fight to end Alzheimer’s, but more work remains. As the leading voice for those affected by the disease, the Alzheimer’s Association, AIM, and our advocates will continue to work with Congress to ensure continued bipartisan support for urgently needed research funding increases and access to necessary care and support services.”

Today, there are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, the only leading cause of death that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. An additional 15 million Americans serve as unpaid caregivers for individuals living with the disease.

Already the nation’s most expensive disease — at a cost of $259 billion in 2017 — the Alzheimer’s Association estimates that by mid-century the number of people with the disease is set to nearly triple, and the costs of Alzheimer’s are projected to more than quadruple to $1.1 trillion. Today, funding for Alzheimer’s research at the NIH is under $1.4 billion per year. Leading experts have said a greater investment is still needed if we are to stay on the path to preventing and effectively treating Alzheimer’s by 2025.

Demonstrating the urgency of this crisis, the NIH Professional Judgment Budget commissioned by Congress has already recommended a $414 million increase in spending on Alzheimer’s disease research for fiscal year 2018.

The Alzheimer’s Association International Research Grant Program, through philanthropic support, has committed over $385 million to more than 2,500 best-of-field grant proposals, leading to field-changing

advances. According to Thomson Reuters InCites (formerly Web of Science), the Alzheimer’s Association ranks as the highest impact nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s disease research in the world, ranking in overall impact behind only the Chinese and United States governments.

Alzheimer’s Association®

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit alz.org.

Alzheimer’s Impact Movement 

The Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization working in strategic partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association. AIM advocates for policies to overcome Alzheimer’s disease, including increased investment in research, improved care and support, and development of approaches to reduce the risk of developing dementia. For more information, visit alzimpact.org.

 

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