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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

There’s help when an elderly relative’s health fails

“I needed eyes and ears closer to my mother,” said Schwartz, an only child living in Malibu. “I needed someone to handle the medical, the insurance, the financial, stay on top of the daily caregiving, so the emotional strain wouldn’t be overwhelming.”

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.

Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls

Falls in the elderly cost $30 billion yearly to treat and can send them spiraling into poor health and disability.

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.

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...

AARP’s campaign suggest ways to prepare for disasters

AARP’s Create The Good’s Operation Emergency Prepare toolkit helps individuals and groups get organized before an emergency or natural disaster takes place. The free...

Think outside the box when it comes to parent care

By Angela Rocheleau Families plan for vacations and life events, but somehow they postpone the most important plan, care for an elderly loved one during...

Dementia patients suffer dubious hospitalizations

By Marilynn Marchione One-fifth of Medicare nursing home patients with advanced Alzheimer’s or other dementias were sent to hospitals or other nursing homes for questionable...

Minimizing feelings of isolation for an Alzheimer’s sufferer

By Judith Boyko Isolation. Frustration. Solitude. Loneliness. Depression. Sadness. Heartache. Forgetfulness. For many, these are some of the words that come to mind when they...