Dementia Information — Just the Facts

There is a lot of dementia information floating around, but this article will stick to the proven facts, including what the stages look like and who is more likely to get it. Dementia should not just be an acceptable part of growing old. Many elderly adults’ live long productive lives without every experiencing any of […]

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Home Solutions for Seniors Living Alone

(NewsUSA) – Accidental falls make up the majority of hospital visits for seniors living alone. Despite the healthy desire to be independent and self-reliant, living alone presents challenges for older adults or those losing their mobility. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, nine out of ten Americans over age 60 want to stay independent […]

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Caring for Someone with Prostate Cancer – Learning the Signs of Progression

(BPT) – “When dealing with my husband Glenn’s cancer, I have learned a few things,” said Penni D., a caregiver, and wife of a patient living with advanced prostate cancer. “I enjoy the good days together even more and don’t waste time worrying about the future – we take each day as it comes.” Like […]

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The rising burden of Alzheimer’s disease on health costs, caregiver health and 65+ population

(BPT) – Kristen Beatty’s 78-year-old father, Ray, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s about 10 years ago. Since then, he has developed a sense of paranoia, insomnia and the delusion that people are stealing from him. Though Beatty and her brother constantly reassure their father to allay his fears, the daily struggle can take its toll. Beatty’s […]

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