By Elisa Brown, PA-C Senile Dementia is a disorder of aging and neurodegeneration. We usually start seeing signs of short- term memory loss at the age of 65 years. Alzheimer’s Dementia (AD) is a disease consisting of neuronal amyloid plaques and tau tangles in the brain. We usually see the onset around the same age of
Wellness Tips from our Providers
You don’t need to come in for an appointment to get great advice. Check out these posts from P3’s provider team to learn more about setting and reaching your wellness goals.
By Michael Saiyasombat, MD June is Men's Health Month. Many men view health complaints as a sign of weakness. According to a study by Harvard Medical School, the average lifespan is about 5 years longer for women than men in the United States. Compared to women, men often avoid going to the doctor, are more likely
By J. Kate Tuttle, FNP-C Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer's Disease is a progressive and irreversible form of dementia that generally effect the parts of the brain responsible for memory, thought formation, and language. According to the Centers for Dementia Control and Prevention (CDC) Alzheimer’s Disease effects roughly 5.7 million Americans and is the sixth leading cause of
By Lindsey Reynolds, PA-C As we get older, we tend to become less active for a variety of reasons. But did you know, staying active is one of the most important things you can do as you get older? Well it is! Exercise is recommended for everyone and brings many potential health benefits along with it.
By Linda Johnson, MD Mental health is a global issue for seniors. According to the World Health Organization, 15% of adults suffer from a mental disorder with depressions representing 7%, anxiety 3.8% and substance abuse 1% although this is likely too low a number as it is often overlooked or misdiagnosed. Sadly, 25% of deaths from
P3 is proud to offer a diverse group of qualified practitioners who are honored to serve our patients and are committed to quality patient care. We encourage you to learn more about the different types of providers and respect your preference for a provider with whom you are most comfortable. You are likely familiar with
By Karisa Son, NP-C Turmeric Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which may reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease, has been shown in studies to improve memory and attention in adults with mild memory loss https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/893160 https://www.ajgponline.org/article/S1064-7481(17)30511-0/fulltext Extra Virgin Olive Oil Lowers risk for stroke, mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease May protect memory and learning ability by
By Mailo Brantner, NP-C The new year is a great time to reflect. It is a perfect time for fresh outlook with new possibilities and goals. As a caregiver, it is easy to forget about yourself. Below are some great tips to help put you back on the priority list to help you cope and recharge
By Carolyn Dechaine, PA-C November is National Caregivers Month. It’s good time to honor and appreciate caregivers for all their hardwork and dedication. Remember, no one can do this alone. What or who is a caregiver? A caregiver can be a spouse, family member, friend or a licensed professional who cares for a person that is
By Theresa Brinton, FNP-BC It’s that time of year again. Coughing, sneezing, your nose is running, and maybe you are feeling a bit run down or achy. How do you know if it’s a cold or the flu? Both the common cold and the flu are highly contagious respiratory illnesses caused by different viruses. It may
Low Income Clark County Seniors Benefit from P3 Paper Goods Drive By Regina Vaccari P3 Health Partners Nevada Medical Group has a passion for serving seniors. That’s why this fall we’re teaming up with Helping Hands of Vegas Valley to help meet the needs of underserved seniors in our community. Did you know that 15
By Karisa Son, NP-C What is a pap smear? A pap smear is a cancer screening test for cervical cancer. It examines the cervical cells for pre-cancerous or cancerous changes. There is an additional test often included with the pap test, called the HPV test, which screens for the human papilloma virus which can cause cervical
By Hilary Long, PA-C As medical providers, the start of the new year is a great opportunity to remind ourselves to be more present in our own daily lives. Here are seven resolutions to take on in 2019 to improve our provider experiences: Resolve to seek a work-life balance This is often easier said than done.
By Hilary Long, PA-C There is a good chance that you know someone that is struggling with substance abuse. In 2014, 21.5 million American adults battled a substance abuse disorder. Alcohol accounted for 80% of these with 7 million struggling with drug use. One in eight people struggle with alcohol and drug use combined. Almost 8
By Hilary Long, PA-C For Thyroid Awareness Month let’s discuss the thyroid and why it is so important. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland that sits at the base of the throat. It secretes hormones that are vital in the function of virtually every organ in your body. Thyroid hormone is also critical in metabolic