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Category: Caregiving and Risk Factors

Alzheimer’s Care Costs Far More Than Heart Disease or Cancer Care
Medical care for elderly people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in the last five years of life…
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Obesity at Midlife May Speed Alzheimer’s Onset
Various studies suggest that being overweight at midlife increases your risk of developing Alzheimer’s in old age. Now, a new…
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Hello from my mom
By Patsy Robinson TimbsCaretaker My name is Betty Jane Howard. My birth date is July 21, 1934. I am…
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Easing the Behavior Problems of Alzheimer’s Without Drugs
Agitation, aggression, irritability and other behavior problems are a common feature of Alzheimer’s and present unique challenges for family members…
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When Alzheimer’s Leads to Legal Wrangles
Memory loss is the best-known symptom of Alzheimer’s disease. But the illness can also lead to poor judgment and changes…
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Coordinated Care Lets Alzheimer’s Patients Stay at Home Longer
Elderly men and women with Alzheimer’s and other serious memory problems who got home visits and care assessments from a…
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Alzheimer’s Care
Alzheimer's disease is a chronic illness. Its course may range from a few years up to 20 years. Alzheimer's symptoms…
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Reddit community helps find missing mom with Alzheimer’s
A Reddit user posted a plea on the link-sharing site Tuesday after his mother, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, disappeared…
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Buddy Programs Pair Medical Students with People with Alzheimer’s
Programs that pair medical students with people with Alzheimer’s are gaining popularity at medical schools across the country. By allowing…
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Alzheimer's Causes on Risk Factors
Alzheimer’s Research on Causes and Risk Factors
What causes Alzheimer’s? We still don’t fully understand what causes Alzheimer’s disease, but scientists are zeroing in on the answers.…
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Rhode Island Extends Paid Work Benefits to Caregivers
An innovative new law in Rhode Island, the Temporary Caregiver’s Insurance law, provides for paid time off for workers who…
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In the Age of Bountiful
When you are paying attention, you can really learn a lot. But you have to be willing to really look,…
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24 Hours With Dementia: A Carer’s Day
In July Norman McNamara told what it was like to live with dementia. Today Norrms’ life partner and carer,
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On the road raising awareness every day
A World First !! (if its not, please correct me) This is what happens when you talk face to face…
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Three Ways to Talk to People Living with Alzheimer’s
For people living with Alzheimer’s it is often difficult, if not impossible, to begin a conversation or engage with another…
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The Soaring Costs of Alzheimer’s Care
As a generation of baby boomers continues to grow older, costs of care for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of…
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Activity Directors: The Unsung Heroes
Since I specialize in Alzheimer’s care, you can imagine that I frequent quite a few nursing facilities. I often have…
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Finding Dementia Sufferers Who Get Lost While Driving
Various methods may help boost success in finding drivers with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia who get lost,…
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Long-Term Planning: The Will and Beyond
The Will and Beyond Now is the best time to plan for the distribution of your wealth, and a will…
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Caregiver Voices: A Moment in Time
A Moment in Time I have a sister whom I love with all my heart and I have a best…
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Promoting Independence With Alzheimer’s Care
Independence can be an important part of living with Alzheimer’s disease. But some caregivers may be inadvertently undermining the independence…
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Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation Receives Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, for the 7th time
Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation Receives Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, for the 7th time New York, NY
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What the Health Care Ruling Means for Seniors
News that the Supreme Court left standing the major provisions of the health care overhaul means that many of the…
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Family Gatherings and Alzheimer’s
The activity and festivities during Passover and Easter pose special challenges for families coping with Alzheimer’s disease. The hurried pace…
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