Tag Archives: quality of life

Home-Based Training May Benefit Alzheimer’s Patients and Caregivers

A home care program that used nurses and occupational therapists to aid people with Alzheimer’s in their homes brought benefits to patients as well as those caring for a loved one with the disease, researchers report. The benefits of such … Continue reading

How to Find and Select an Elder Law Attorney

By Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., Certified Elder Law Attorney If you have a family member with Alzheimer’s disease, there are many issues that need to be addressed. Often, legal issues take a backseat to medical issues, quality of care, caregiver … Continue reading

Suggesting a Memory Screening

By Kevin Gault It can be a touchy moment: You notice changes in a loved one’s cognitive abilities, want to suggest screening for possible memory deficit, but aren’t sure how to go about doing that. If that sounds like a … Continue reading

How Education May Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

Researchers have noted that extra years of schooling during youth can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s in old age. As a group, for example, those with a college degree are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s than those with only an … Continue reading

Medicare

What is the difference between Medicaid and Medicare? This is a very common question. Medicaid is a type of government program that offers health insurance to people with limited incomes. It is available to people of all ages, including children, … Continue reading

What Medications are Available to Treat Behavioral Problems?

What types of behavioral problems might be expected? In later stages of the disease, people with Alzheimer’s might experience distinct changes in behavior or personality. In fact, the first recognized case of Alzheimer’s, back in 1906, was in a patient … Continue reading

Paying For Healthcare

Many financial issues arise when you are responsible for a loved one’s care. These may be new to you and can often be confusing. In this section, we will provide you with information that will help you understand your options … Continue reading

The Science of Caring

While searching for the cause and developing a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, the Fisher Center Foundation is also funding projects to support the many family members and friends who are on the front lines of caring for the more than … Continue reading

Improving The Quality Of Life For Alzheimer’s Patients

Most Alzheimer’s disease patients show some signs of agitation and as Alzheimer’s disease progresses through its later stages, as many as 75% of patients begin to exhibit aggressive or agitative behaviors, which are often treated with potent antipsychotic drugs. While … Continue reading

How to Find and Select an Elder Law Attorney

If you have a family member with Alzheimer’s disease, there are many issues that need to be addressed. Often, legal issues take a back seat to medical issues, quality of care, caregiver issues, respite and the like. However, properly addressing … Continue reading