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Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease | National Institute on Aging

September 10, 2012

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  Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging This comprehensive, 104-page handbook offers easy-to-understand information and advice for at-home caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease. It addresses all aspects of care, from bathing and eating to visiting the doctor and getting respite care. via Caring for […]

Loneliness Linked to Serious Health Problems and Death Among Elderly | ScienceBlog.com

June 21, 2012

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Aging doesn’t have to mean moving away from  people and places we know.  Keeping patients at home for longer periods while avoiding loneliness is one of our specialties.  Enjoy the article and see our information below it. _____________________________________ Loneliness — the unpleasant feeling of emptiness or desolation — can creep in and cause suffering to […]

U of Michigan News Service | Answer isn’t always on the ‘tip of the tongue’ for older adults

June 18, 2012

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ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Has your memory failed you today, such as struggling to recall a word that’s “on the tip of your tongue?” If so, you’re not alone. New University of Michigan research indicates that “tip-of-the-tongue” errors happen often to adults ages 65-92. In a study of 105 healthy, highly-educated older adults, 61 percent reported this […]

Older adults may need more vitamin D to prevent mobility difficulties | Health, Medical, and Science Updates

May 30, 2012

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Newswise — WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – May 29, 2012 – Older adults who don’t get enough vitamin D – either from diet, supplements or sun exposure – may be at increased risk of developing mobility limitations and disability, according to new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. “This is one of the first studies to […]

Diabetes interventions work, even in older adults.

May 3, 2012

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This is great news for all those with diabetes, particularly the elderly. If you have trouble managing your diabetes or know someone that does ask for help. This disease is a serious one that can result in very serious complications that can lead to an early death. Let someone know you are struggling, Medicare may […]