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May 2013 - Posts


Older Adults Need to Watch Out For Anticholinergic Agents
May 29, 2013 1:19 PM by Brian Garavaglia
Acetylcholine is an important neurotransmitter found in the brain. In fact, reduced amounts of this neurotransmitter have been found to exist in the brain of those that suffer from Alzheimer's disease. Acetylcholine is an important neurotransmitter that Read More...
How High Will LTC Costs Rise?
May 22, 2013 8:53 AM by Brian Garavaglia
As the population ages, long-term care resources will be more in need. Older adults will comprise an increasingly larger portion of our total population, moving from 13 percent of our current population to approximately 20 percent over the next few decades. Read More...
Unique Exercise Program May Be Best Treatment for Those with Dementia
May 6, 2013 11:45 AM by Brian Garavaglia
A novel exercise program known as Preventing Loss of Independence through Exercise (PLIÉ) , has been demonstrated to hold possibly important benefits for those that suffer from dementia. Most forms of dementia, including dementia of the Alzheimer's type, Read More...


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    Brian Garavaglia, PhD
    Occupation: Long-term care administrator
    Setting: Sterling Heights, Mich.
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