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Monday, September 16, 2019

You have a choice when it comes to post-surgical care.

By Judith Boyko Imagine this: you’re getting ready for surgery. Your hospital bag is packed. Your family is prepared to take over your daily tasks...

When it comes to parent, child relationship everything old is new

By Marianne Delorey As a child, my parents always came to my aid when I was confronted with belittling educators. That support mattered the most...

The joys of a budget conscious summer

By Brenda Diaz During the hot summer months, many seniors choose to stay at home and retreat by watching television and reading to avoid the...

What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s?

By Micha Shalev About 5 million Americans, or 10 percent of those over 65 years of age, suffer from Alzheimer’s disease according to the Fischer...

In the know: shingles can be devastating for older adults

By Dr. David Rideout, M.D. Many people remember a common childhood illness from their past; chickenpox. Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus and comes...

Sleep problems in elderly with dementia can be treated

Age alone does not cause sleep problems. Disturbed sleep, waking up tired every day and other symptoms of insomnia are not a normal part of aging. Instead, poor sleep habits, untreated sleep disorders, medications or medical problems can contribute to sleeplessness.

How to deal with agitation in the dementia sufferer

By Micha Shalev Dementia is not an inevitable consequence of aging, but the risk of dementia increases sharply with advancing age.  Its prevalence is expected...

Bathtub designs remain the same, but there are differences

By Jim Doherty 1. What is the most dangerous room in the house? The bathroom — especially for the elderly, who are restricted with limited reach...

Medication safety: How to avoid bad reactions

By Jeannette Sheehan Medications can have so many rewarding benefits to our bodies. There are pills to relieve everything from head pain to stomach aches....

What is the treatment for Alzheimer’s disease?

By Micha Shalev, MHA CDP CDCM Alzheimer's is a terminal disease. This means it has no cure and will end in death. However, there are...