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Oasis for Alzheimer’s sufferers to be built

The owners wanted a facility that would have the feel of luxurious hotel-style living, but with a home-like feel.

Taking your meds can save money, hospital trips

Patients not taking medicine as prescribed cost the U.S. healthcare system roughly $290 billion a year in extra treatment and related costs, research shows. One study estimated those patients pay about $2,000 a year in extra out-of-pocket medical costs.

Webcam, smartphone: The age of telemedicine

Welcome to the virtual house call. It’s increasingly getting attention in the United States as a way to conveniently diagnose simple maladies, such as whether that runny nose and cough is a cold or the flu.

Dementia complications

By Micha Shalev Why do people who have dementia become agitated? Agitation can be caused by many factors. A sudden change in surroundings or frustrating situations...

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.

As America ages, senior care options flourish

About 10 million seniors currently rely on others for daily care, such as help getting dressed, preparing meals or taking medication. That number will only increase as more of the nation’s 78 million baby boomers enter old age.

Old woman sues children for care

The drama that is playing out inside this ramshackle house reflects a wider and increasingly urgent dilemma. The world’s population is aging fast.

How to recognize signs it’s time for placement

More than 15 million Americans devote time and energy to caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, but sometimes the cost of caregiving becomes too high. Caregivers find themselves unable to bear the burden of providing home health care without suffering from stress and illness themselves. At that point, it may be time to consider whether to move a loved one into senior care if their health needs become too much to handle at home.

Finding Alzheimer’s care in far-off nations

Residents of this facility for people with Alzheimer’s disease toss around a yellow ball and laugh under a cascade with their caregivers, in a swimming pool ringed by palm trees and wind chimes.

Radio frequency technology helps locate missing elderly

The rescue is one of many similar stories shared by the company, already well known for tracking stolen vehicles, construction equipment and more recently, computer laptops.
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