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Tuesday, July 5, 2022

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...

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.

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...

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....

Altering perceptions when caring for a dementia sufferer

By Micha Shalev We know that cognitive and memory impairments can change how a person thinks, acts and/or feels. These changes often present special challenges...

Getting your parents to sit down and say ‘yes’

By Marianne Delorey I have been in elder care for over 25 years. I have studied the psychology and economics of aging. I know 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...

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: It’s impact on the patient and the family

Alzheimer's disease is a neurological disorder which gradually destroys or impairs the individual's brain cells. It creates problems in thinking, remembering, and the ability to perform what once were simple tasks such as taking a bath, driving a car, or writing a check. Alzheimer's disease affects more than four million people. Most are 65 years of age and older with a dramatic increase in the incidence of the disease in the 80-plus population.

Being organized can make life easier

By Marianne Delorey Because life is short, even a task like organization should have priorities, and this is the time to take simple steps that...