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Thursday, August 22, 2019

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.

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.

Is your doctor’s office the most dangerous place for data?

Everyone worries about stolen credit cards or hacked bank accounts, but just visiting the doctor may put you at greater risk for identity fraud.

Brain pacemakers zap Alzheimer’s damage?

The research is in its infancy. Only a few dozen people with early-stage Alzheimer’s will be implanted in a handful of hospitals. No one knows if it might work, and if it does, how long the effects might last.

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...

The journey to…and back…from grief

By Marianne Delorey “I sat with my anger long enough until she told me her real name was grief.” – Author unknown. My mother went to...

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.

How family caregivers can cope with depression

By Micha Shalev What family caregivers can do to prevent depression Social support is essential. As a family caregiver you should reach out for both logistical help...

Holistic approach for elder care gaining in popularity

When it comes to serving patients in the next 20 years, that holistic approach — looking at all components of a person’s social, emotional and physical well-being — will increasingly serve an aging population.

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.”