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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Skin cancer primer: Testing and lifestyle key to success

By Judith  Melanoma. Basal, Squamous and Merkel cell. Lymphoma. Kaposi Sarcoma. There’s an alphabet soup of skin cancers, but what are they? According to the Mayo...
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...

Preparing for the loss of a dementia sufferer

By Micha Shalev From many years in this business I found out way too often that adult children caring for a parent diagnosed with dementia...

Palliative care improves quality of life

By Judith Boyko More than 1.5 million people in our country die each year as a result of chronic illness. According to “America’s Care of...

Alzheimer’s Disease: How to manage behaviors

By Mary Macary Demakes In Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive capabilities are gradually lost yet the unaffected areas of the brain can be stimulated. Alzheimer’s can produce...

Protect your elderly parents from scammers

By Micha Shalev Adult children and caregivers play an important role in helping older people avoid scams. Unfortunately, scammers often prey on lonely seniors looking...

Alzheimer’s disease and religious belief

By Micha Shalev The United States is currently experiencing the early stages of what is expected to be an epidemic of Alzheimer’s dementia. It is...
Micha Shalev, MHA CDP CDCM

Keeping our parents a little longer at home

Providing a safe environment By Micha Shalev, MHA CDP CDCM It is a given that most elderly people want to stay in their home and not...

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...

When is a dementia sufferer ready for a long-term care facility?

When the caregiver can no longer cope with the physical and mental demands of caregiving, he or she should first consider support services.