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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Living alone with Alzheimer’s tough choice for all

Elaine Vlieger is making some concessions to Alzheimer’s. She’s cut back on her driving, frozen dinners replace once elaborate cooking, and a son monitors her finances.

Dementia as a global epidemic

By Micha Shalev Dementia is a mental state used to denote severe cognitive impairment which impacts daily activities and life. Alzheimer’s disease is one of...

Older adults at high risk for drug interactions

At least one in 25 older adults, about 2.2 million people in the United States, take multiple drugs in combinations that can produce a harmful drug-drug interaction.

Assisted living options: What you need to know

That may not be an ideal scenario for most retirees, given its association with a loss of independence. But it’s becoming reality for many as living in retirement for decades becomes more common.

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.

Memoir highlights caregiver’s long-term health care challenges

Decades after screen star Bette Davis famously declared that “growing old is not for sissies,” Estelle Gross expanded on the woes of the ailing aged with her lament that people live too long and die too slowly.

Making visits count

‘What do I say or do when all my loved one does is beg to go home?’ By Micha Shalev Here are some tips to try...

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...

Tips to pick the best nursing home

Finding the right nursing home for an elderly loved one is a daunting task. And it’s one most of us will face, as two-thirds of people over 65 will need nursing home care, at least temporarily.

Aging in place: A little help can go a long way

By David Crary
 VERONA, N.J. — Retirement communities may have their perks, but Beryl O’Connor said it would be tough to match the birthday surprise she...