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Dementia tops cancer, heart disease in cost

Dementia is among the most costly diseases to society, and we need to address this if we’re going to come to terms with the cost to the Medicare and Medicaid system.

Hybrid tricycle designed to increase mobility

Not a stranger to designing new technology to meet his needs, Janes worked out a design for the Access Hybrid to give his father a way to be active despite his declining physical health,
Marianne Delorey of Colony Retirement Homes talks about "weeding" or removing negativity from your life.

I have been an imposter

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D., Executive Director, Colony Retirement Homes   For years now, I’ve been writing about aging, but I was in my 40s.  I know...
Marianne Delorey of Colony Retirement Homes talks about "weeding" or removing negativity from your life.

Creative engagement

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D., Executive Director, Colony Retirement Homes   “There are two ways of spreading light – to be the candle or the mirror that...

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.
68% of family caregivers provide financial support to a loved one.

10 important financial tips for caregivers

By R. R. Fletcher, Contributing Writer REGION - Americans spend roughly $190 billion per year on their care recipients for out-of-pocket expenses. Closer to home, according to AARP, over...

The diagnosis is Alzheimer’s disease – So now what?

Are you kidding me, I have what?! It can’t be true. It has to be a mistake. When you or your loved one first receives a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), it can feel like the world is slipping away from you. It can be hard to move at all, much less stay positive and start making the future plans that will make the later stages of the disease easier both for you and those around you. You may also feel really very "angry.”

The Cycle of Poverty

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D. There is a growing body of research that indicates that the stressors of poverty change the brain. The brain, then, is...

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.

Caregivers struggle as Alzheimer’s takes its toll

The living room of Leslie Jorgensen’s basement in Alpine tells the story of how much her life has changed during the last five years.