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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.”

Read more — Source: Study Reveals Link Between Alzheimer’s & Bacteria | Science & Tech – BabaMail

July 15-30 – Keeping Tradition Alive a Living History Series

The Pioneer Homesteader: Keeping Tradition Alive a Living History Series – Homestead National Monument of America

Visit Homestead National Monument of America’s Education Center on Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to learn about how pioneers cooked using Dutch ovens. Also –

  • July 16th: Laundry Day – Learn how the pioneers made their own laundry soap and experience the way they washed their clothing.
  • July 22nd: Pottery on the Homestead – Discover how the homesteaders used clay to make items needed for their homes.
  • July 23rd: It’s a Homesteader Play Day – Learn how the pioneer children created their own toys and games from items they found around them.
  • July 29th: Pottery on the Homestead – Discover how the homesteaders used clay to make items needed for their homes.
  • July 30th: It’s a Homesteader Play Day – Learn how the pioneer children created their own toys and games from items they found around them.

“The Pioneer Homesteader: Keeping Tradition Alive, is a series of fun and educational programs that engage visitors to explore the many ways pioneers lived and played on the prairie ,” said Superintendent Mark Engler.

Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2017. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM), Facebook (HomesteadNM), and Instagram (HomesteadNPS).

Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska and 45 miles south of Lincoln. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.  Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit http://www.nps.gov/home/

EXPERIENCE YOUR AMERICATM

The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage

Homestead National Monument of America

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Older Americans Struggling With Drug Costs Don’t Ask for Help: MedlinePlus Health News

Older Americans Struggling With Drug Costs Don’t Ask for Help

Poll found roughly half didn’t, but 67 percent who did received assistance from their doctor

By Robert Preidt

Friday, June 30, 2017

HealthDay news imageFRIDAY, June 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Many older Americans who have difficulty paying for their medications don’t seek help in finding cheaper options, a new poll indicates.

“We already know that cost can keep patients from taking the drugs they need to maintain health or prevent complications, but these new data suggest that many older adults aren’t talking to their doctors or pharmacists about cost and less-expensive alternatives as often as they could,” said poll director Dr. Preeti Malani. She is a professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School.

“This represents an opportunity for patients, clinicians — as well as health systems, insurers and policymakers,” Malani added in a university news release.

The national poll of more than 2,100 adults aged 50 to 80 found that 27 percent said their prescription drug costs were a financial burden.

About 16 percent had six or more prescriptions and saw more than one doctor. These patients were the most likely to say they struggled with drug costs, the poll found.

Among the respondents who said their medication costs were a burden, 49 percent had not talked to their doctors about the issue. But doing so was effective, because 67 percent of those who talked to their doctor received a recommendation for a less expensive drug, as did 37 percent of those who talked to their pharmacists.

“Based on these findings, and other evidence, we encourage patients to speak up during their clinic visits, and when they’re at the pharmacy, and ask about ways to reduce the cost of their prescriptions,” Malani said.

“But equally, we see a need for health professionals to find ways to more routinely engage with patients about cost — especially through formal medication reviews such as the one that Medicare will cover,” she added.

SOURCE: University of Michigan, news release, June 30, 2017

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Source: Older Americans Struggling With Drug Costs Don’t Ask for Help: MedlinePlus Health News

New Medicare Cards Will Protect Against Fraud

(…) How important it is that an individual is not exposed to identity theft just because he or she is accessing these benefits. That’s why I voted in support of requiring CMS to take the appropriate steps to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards and pressed CMS on its timeline to do just that.

Source: New Medicare Cards Will Protect Against Fraud

Health Care Proposals

Health Care Proposals Are Deeply Unpopular
Among Nevada’s Largest Voting Block

Large Majorities of Older Voters Across Party Lines Oppose the Age Tax, Removal of Pre-existing Condition Protections, Medicare and Medicaid Cuts.

AARP Nevada has released new survey data highlighting the deep divide between Americans and Washington politicians over health care policies important to older Americans.

“Health care is a deeply personal issue that has a real and immediate impact on American families across the political spectrum. These survey findings are very clear – people don’t support legislation that would mean higher costs and less coverage for older Americans,” said Maria Dent, State Director of AARP Nevada. “AARP urges Senator Heller to oppose any bill that would raise premiums, price people with pre-existing conditions out of coverage, weaken Medicare and make cuts to Medicaid that would reduce services for those most in need.”

More details from the survey are below:

  • The Age Tax: 90% of Nevada voters age 50+ oppose charging older Americans five times more than others for their healthcare plan while just seven-percent support the drastic cost increase. The proportion of age 50+ voters who oppose the age tax includes 80% of Republicans, 90% of Independents, and 97% of Democrats.
  • Medicare Cuts: 85% of Silver State voters age 50+ oppose cutting funding for Medicare and increasing premiums for current and future seniors, while just 11% support the harmful cuts. The proportion of age 50+ voters who oppose Medicare cuts includes 70% of Republicans, 87% of Independents, and 97% of Democrats.
  • Removal of Pre-existing Condition Protections: 81% of Nevada voters age 50+ oppose charging people with preexisting conditions more for their coverage, while just 16% support doing so. The proportion of age 50+ voters who oppose removal of this protection includes 68% of Republicans, 79% of Independents, and 94% of Democrats.
  • Tax Breaks for Big Drug and Insurance Companies: 79% of Nevada voters age 50+ oppose providing tax breaks for insurance and drug companies, while just 14% support such breaks. The proportion of age 50+ voters who oppose tax breaks for big drug and insurance companies includes 72% of Republicans, 76% of Independents, and 86% of Democrats.
  • Medicaid Funding Cuts: 75% of Nevada voters age 50+ oppose cutting funding for Medicaid, while just 21% support the harmful cuts. The proportion of age 50+ voters who oppose Medicaid cuts includes 60% of Republicans, 77% of Independents, and 87% of Democrats.

Source: Health Care Proposals

Investment strategies David Buchanan Seminar

July 27, Thursday, 6:30 PM, or

August 1, Tuesday, 6:30 PM, or

August 3, Thursday, 6:30 PM

Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Cornhusker Room
4111 Pioneer Woods Dr. #100
Lincoln, NE 68506

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Your Host, Dave Buchanan

Dave A. Buchanan – A native of Nebraska, Dave has been assisting those in or near retirement to help achieve their financial goals since 1996. Dave has served in the armed forces for six years and after his service attended the University of Nebraska where he obtained his degree in business. Dave specializes in the unique type of financial planning required to help his clients move from their working years and into their retirement years.

Dave Buchanan is an investment advisor representative of Gradient Advisors, LLC, an SEC registered investment advisor. Dave Buchanan serves Lincoln, Nebraska and the surrounding communities and provides financial planning and asset management. Our mission is to help provide the families and businesses we serve with innovative financial strategies and planning, that result in financial clarity, security and overall financial health. Making strong commitments to our clients and building life-long relationships are tenets of success at Retirement & Wealth Solutions of Nebraska.

Retirement & Wealth Solutions of Nebraska provides investors custom-tailored investment strategies to meet short and long-term needs. We help provide full transparency in the form of separately managed accounts. Our goal at Retirement & Wealth Solutions of Nebraska is to help our clients realize their financial dreams by offering comprehensive solutions that apply both financial and insurance* solutions to achieve financial independence. As a fiduciary, Dave Buchanan is held to standards to put our clients’ interests first.

Source: David Buchanan Seminar

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.

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

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