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Using Your Mouth as an Indicator of Whole-Body Health

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HEALTH & FITNESS — Poor oral health is common among American adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 65 million Americans have periodontitis, the most advanced form of periodontal disease. According to Harvard Medical School, people with periodontal disease have been found to be at higher risk for cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, and dementia. Incorporating ...

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How to Manage Heart Health for Stronger Brain Health

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HEALTH & FITNESS — The same risk factors that contribute to making heart disease the leading cause of death worldwide also impact the rising global prevalence of brain disease, including stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. According to the American Heart Association’s Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2022 Update, more than 54 million people had Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in ...

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Workshop On Understanding Difficult Dementia Behaviors

OAKHURST — Are you someone who takes care of a family member with dementia-related behaviors, or do you know someone who is? If so, please note that Valley Caregiver Resource Center is planning a free workshop for family caregivers. It’s available so people can learn important strategies on how to respond and cope with the common dementia-related behaviors, including aggression, ...

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