Helping Your Parents Without Pulling your Hair Out: Hiring a Professional Geriatric Care Manager

If you are a long distance caregiver taking care of your parents or other family, a Professional Geriatric Care Manager can be a lifesaver! We developed this primer to help those long-distance caregivers that are considering hiring a Professional Care Manager to help manage the care of their loved ones that live at a distance.

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Personal Sound Amplification Products Can Help Seniors Hear Better

If you or a loved one is reluctant to get a hearing aid, there are dozens of “personal sound amplification products” (PSAPs) that can help.

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A Caregiver’s Guide to Planning a Funeral

Here’s what I’ve learned in shopping for my wife’s funeral services: Start early, but don’t rush it. Each decision triggers more decisions. And the costs climb quickly.

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Hearing Loss Might Make Elderly Feel More Isolated

Many elderly people tend to be less outgoing the older they get, but those with hearing loss may become even more socially isolated.

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What the Social Security COLA Means to Seniors

Despite a narrow brush with a new reduction to Social Security benefits, seniors will not see the proposed move to a more conservative cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, in 2014.

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Do Brain Workouts Work? Science Isn’t Sure

A series of studies in recent years has suggested that certain types of game training can improve a person’s cognitive performance.

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Alzheimer’s Disease A Deadlier Threat Than Previously Thought, Study Finds

With the number of people living with dementia expected to double to 65.7 million by 2030, no one doubts the seriousness of Alzheimer’s.

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Tips and Support Services for Family Caregivers

Taking care of an elder loved one over a period of time can be incredibly taxing, both physically and mentally. Fortunately, there are a number of tips and services you can turn to that can help lighten the load.

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Tax Help In Caring For an Aging Parent

They took care of you for years. Now it’s your turn.

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Taking Care of Your Heart

Heart disease is the biggest killer of American women and men. But, it’s also a preventable disease in many cases.

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Medical Services Medicare Doesn’t Cover

Medicare won’t pay for your eyeglasses, hearing aids or many other services many elderly people need.

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When They Don’t Know They Are Ill

A common consequence of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other brain disorders is called anosognosia, and it leaves people unaware that they are compromised by illness.

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Can Eating Fish Keep Alzheimer’s At Bay?

A diet rich in fish has been touted as a way to improve brain health, but research results on its effectiveness have been mixed.

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Researchers Aim to Speed Cures to Patients

Hoping to speed development of treatments for cancer, Alzheimer’s and other diseases, scientists are testing new methods to research promising medications.

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More Financial Fraudsters are Targeting Seniors

Financial fraudsters have long preyed on the elderly. But with roughly 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, the elderly population is growing so quickly that instances of financial fraud affecting the elderly are becoming ever more common.

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3 Things to Know When Hiring a Home Health Aide

So what do you need to know should you ever need the services of a home health care provider?

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How Seniors Manage to Adapt

Many older adults want to live independently, without relying on assistance from others, for as long as they can. But how often does that actually happen?

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Exercise Seems to Ease Parkinson’s-Related Depression

A long-term exercise program may help ease depression in people with Parkinson’s disease, according to a new, small study.

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Long-Term Care Insurance: Peace of Mind at a Price

If you ask what most people fear most in retirement, it’s being a burden. Long-term care insurance can alleviate that fear, but it doesn’t come cheaply.

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Deciphering the DNA of Alzheimer’s Patients

Data that details every gene in the DNA of 410 people with Alzheimer’s disease can now be studied by researchers.

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Speaking Two Languages May Delay Dementia Symptoms

Speaking two languages may help delay the damage of dementia, a new study suggests.

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