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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.

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...

Should children be forced to visit mom and dad?

By Marianne Delorey China has enacted a law to help contend with the demands of caring for an aging population. Children are now required by...
68% of family caregivers provide financial support to a loved one.

10 important financial tips for caregivers

By R. R. Fletcher, Contributing Writer REGION - Americans spend roughly $190 billion per year on their care recipients for out-of-pocket expenses. Closer to home, according to AARP, over...

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...

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....

Learning about the benefits of vitamin D as we age

By Jeannette Sheehan Our bodies do some incredible things. One thing you might not be aware of is the ability of our body to convert...

Understanding the help you need as a caregiver

By Micha Shalev About 44 million people, roughly 19 percent of the U.S. adult population, provide unpaid care to someone who is age 50 or...

Verbal communication with Alzheimer’s sufferers

By Micha Shalev As the Alzheimer’s disease progresses, the person with Alzheimer’s disease may develop problems in expressing what he is thinking, his needs or...

Tips for effective communication with memory impaired loved ones

Both family and paid caregivers may overlook various barriers to effective communication with impaired older adults and consequently misinterpret verbal and behavioral messages.