Sundown syndrome is characterized by agitation and confusion which peaks during late afternoons and evenings.

Sundown syndrome affects majority of adults with dementia

By Sharon Oliver, Contributing Writer REGION - Before people became familiar with Alzheimer's or dementia due to a loved one being stricken with either disease,...
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...

Common types of dementia and their unique characteristics

By Micha Shalev Dementia is caused by various diseases and conditions that result in damaged brain cells or connections between brain cells. When making a...

Why Alzheimer’s suffers, rummage, hide and lose things

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By Micha Shalev Alzheimer’s suffers my have a tendency to rummage through the belongings of others. They may also have a tendency to hide or...

Navigating the different levels of long term care

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By Micha Shalev Nearly half of all Americans will need long term care at some point. One in five over the age of 50 is...
Mike Festa of AARP Massachusetts announces AARP's job search help.

Become a volunteer advocate for AARP Massachusetts

  By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts   Attend one of our caregiving and retirement security events AARP Massachusetts is working to ensure you have the health...

Sleep problems in individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease

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By Micha Shalev Persons with Alzheimer's disease often appear to sleep less or sometimes, more. Sleep problems may be caused by pain, medication, lack of...

Help for caregivers

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By Catherine Walsh, Marketing Communications, Intercity Home Care Each January arrives with a feeling of fresh possibility and renewed optimism. We feel grateful for the things...

The aging in place concept promotes quality of life for a frail elder

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By Micha Shalev The phrase “home is where the heart is” captures the sentiments of many older adults when it comes to making choices about...

How to visit with Alzheimer’s, dementia sufferers

By Micha Shalev If you’re headed out to care for or spend some time with a friend or family member who’s is the middle stages...