Parkinson’s Alzheimer’s and Dementia May Have Met Their Match with This Cancer Therapy

What if there was a medication that could treat not just one, but multiple devastating diseases: leukemia, Alzheimer’s and dementia, and Parkinson’s? At Georgetown University Medical Center, researchers are hopeful that nilotinib is that medication. Now approved to be used in those with one type of leukemia, a small trial is producing great excitement in its promising results to clear the brain of toxic proteins.Georgetown’s medical director of the translational…

Crucial Differences All Family Caregivers Should Know About the Different Types of Diabetes

Contrary to popular belief, diabetes is not a one-size-fits-all disease. Because the risk factors, signs and treatments can vary significantly between type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes, the Keokuk aging care specialists at Advanced Home Health Care offer the following breakdown to make it easier to understand the differences.Gestational DiabetesGestational diabetes, as its name implies, affects only pregnant women, usually presenting at about the 24th week of pregnancy. Gestational…