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Sheryl Sigel of North Grafton serves as a caregiver to her mother, Elaine Kulberg, who is in her nineties. Photo/Submitted

Many adults over sixty serving as caregivers for their very elderly parents

By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer REGION - People today are living longer lives, thanks to advances in science and medicine. While this is a positive...

A cause of memory impairment rarely suspected

By Micha Shalev When life’s challenges include memory loss or dementia, your perceptions, relationships and priorities inevitably shift. Changes to our sleep patterns naturally occur...

What is a rest home? Part 2

By Micha Shalev One of life’s greatest challenges is deciding when a loved one is no longer capable of living independently. Often, a time of...

How observation versus admission affect Medicare patients

By Micha Shalev Hospitals have the ability to classify Medicare patients as an observation admission during the patients’ stay. Observation admissions are apparently paid at...

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...

Affordable housing lingo can be confusing

By Marianne Delorey Q: Oh, so you’re in affordable housing? Do you have LIHTC?  A: No, I have 236 with S8 overlay.  Q: Are you at 30...

Aging healthfully can add quality of life to your years

By Judith Boyko Advances in medicine enable us to live longer than our ancestors did. In the mid-1800s, for example, one’s mid-30s was the typical...

Things to consider when choosing a facility

By Kate Oosterman Choosing a care facility for a loved one is not easy, and with all of the many options available, it may seem...

Common myths of aging

By Micha Shalev Like any form of bias, ageism has led many of us to make false assumptions about seniors. Many of these myths may...

Elder health Q&A: Dementia

By Dr. Jenny Chiang Q:  What is dementia? Dementia is a general term used to describe a brain disease that affects a person’s ability to think...