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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Poll profiles American caregivers

WASHINGTON — More Americans may wind up helping mom as she gets older, but a new poll shows the most stressful kind of caregiving is...

Love can overcome life’s obstacles no matter what

Marlu Taylor looks into her husband’s face. His expression has an almost childlike innocence to it. “What did you tell me this morning? You remember?” Marlu asks Buddy.

The new reality show: An elder in an empty apartment

By Marianne Delorey I’ve never been much for reality TV, but there is one show that hits home in my profession. The show is Design...

Elder Care Resource Guide 2016 – 2017

Here is the Elder Care Resource Guide for 2016-2017:

Alzheimer’s debate: Test if can’t treat?

Here’s why it’s an issue: Many people have brain plaques, suggesting they might be developing Alzheimer’s even if they don’t have any symptoms.

More stressful to care for spouse than mom

“Your relationship changes. Life as you know it becomes different,” said Raymond Collins, 62, of Houston, who retired early in part to spend time with his wife, Karen.

Why should you pay more for cremation?

There are two reasons why you are willing to pay more for something.

Common myths of aging

By the year 2030, approximately 20 percent of the U.S. population (71 million people) will be over the age of 65 years (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Merck Company Foundation, 2007). Despite this current trend in aging, relatively few healthcare professionals are prepared with the expert knowledge necessary for caring for older adults. The purpose of this article is to discuss few common myths about aging (I am sure there are a lot more, but I will try and focus on the most important ones)

At a glance: 4 steps to guard against identity theft

The average person can take several basic steps to guard against identity theft both inside and outside the health care world. Here’s a sample...

Silent stroke leading to dementia

By Micha Shalev A stroke can be dramatic—and devastating. As part of the brain is starved of its blood supply, cells may die. If a...