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Affordable housing communities: Pros and cons of elderly housing

There are two primary ways HUD has of subsidizing rents – tenant-based and project-based vouchers. One subsidy follows the person and the other subsidy follows an apartment. Project-based vouchers were more common historically, but an over-reliance on the project-based vouchers created communities of poverty, often in inner cities.

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After the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease: So what now!!

It can’t be true. It has to be a mistake. You are really angry. It’s normal to have these feelings but the important thing is to find ways to cope, and continue to have fun and laugh. What you must understand first and foremost is that you or loved one will lose short-term memory but retain some long-term memory.

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How to stop a loved one with dementia from driving

When an individual is diagnosed with dementia, one of the first concerns that families and caregivers face is whether or not that person should continue driving.

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Dementia end stage: what to expect

By Micha Shalev During the end stages of dementia, a person will gradually become dependent on others for all their care and activities of daily living. The body becomes very frail and weak. This information will help you think about what type of care and treatment you might want before you become unable to make […]

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What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s?

By Micha Shalev About 5 million Americans, or 10 percent of those over 65 years of age, suffer from Alzheimer’s disease according to the Fischer Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation. Yet, despite the prevalence of this condition, there exists a great deal of confusion over what it is and what causes it. When a loved […]

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The safety of the person with Alzheimer’s disease

Caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer’s can be rewarding – and stressful. Home safety is important for everyone – but it carries added significance for caregivers. This is especially true if you’re caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease in your home. A throw rug or a stray toy on the steps could easily put your loved one at risk of a fall or injury.

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