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.
CONTINUE READING Helping Your Parents Without Pulling your Hair Out: Hiring a Professional Geriatric Care Manager
Below is an excerpt from a recent article in the Miami Herald that Amy was interviewed for! Click the link at the end for the full article.
CONTINUE READING Flexible Work Schedules Help Men Who Care For Parents
We already know that a diet high in saturated fat isn’t good for our health in general, but according to this recent study, it may also affect the brain’s ability to stave off Alzheimer’s.
CONTINUE READING Saturated Fat May Make the Brain Vulnerable to Alzheimer’s
Day care centers for people with Alzheimer’s disease can give their spouses and other family caregivers a much needed source of stress relief, a new study suggests.
CONTINUE READING For Alzheimer’s Caregivers, a Much-Needed Break
If you are considering moving an aging parent in to live with you, there are several things to consider for everyone involved
CONTINUE READING Moving Parents In With You
Well, is this what it is coming to? As our elderly population increases, home care help will need to increase by 70% in order to care for everyone. This is a tall order, but are robots the answer?
CONTINUE READING Helper Robots to Care For the Aging?
Poor oral health is a clear indicator of overall health, and studies have shown that poor oral health and gum disease are related to diabetes, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, and Macular Degeneration.
CONTINUE READING Poor Oral Health Linked to Chronic Disease
How can the technology of today help with keeping seniors engaged?
CONTINUE READING Keeping Seniors Connected
Concerns are increasing over the nation’s ability to afford Alzheimer’s care and support systems.
CONTINUE READING As Alzheimer’s Rates Soar, Concern Rises Over Costs
Since the start of the 21st century, Americans have made great progress in controlling high blood pressure, though it remains a leading cause of heart attacks, strokes, congestive heart failure and kidney disease.
CONTINUE READING Keeping Blood Pressure in Check
The financial burdens on middle-aged caregivers — the so-called “sandwich generation” — are increasing, a new survey finds.
CONTINUE READING More Middle-Aged Adults Care for Kids and Aging Parents
There are currently three main flu strains circulating nationwide. H3N2 is the predominant one. It appears to be especially dangerous for the elderly.
CONTINUE READING Flu Attacking Elderly at Historically High Rates
For some elderly patients, a hospital stay may actually cause new health problems, making them sick enough to be readmitted within days or weeks of discharge.
CONTINUE READING Patients May Suffer From ‘Post Hospital Syndrome’
From grapefruit to calcium to licorice, some foods and their nutrients can interfere with the way your medicines work.
CONTINUE READING Grapefruit Not The Only Food That Can Affect Medication
Beta blockers, a venerable class of blood pressure drugs that has fallen from favor in recent years, may help protect the aging brain against changes linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
CONTINUE READING Beta Blockers May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk, Study Finds
Each year the Better Business Bureau investigates thousands of scams, from new schemes that take advantage of current events to old ploys used time and again to bilk people.
CONTINUE READING Top 10 Scams of 2012
This month, the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging released a report examining how five nations — the United States, Australia, France, Japan and Britain — are responding to growing numbers of older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
CONTINUE READING United States Lags in Alzheimer’s Support
There are both pros and cons when deciding to choose a Medicare Advantage plan versus keeping Original Medicare along with a Medicare Supplement.
CONTINUE READING Which Should You Choose-Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan?
This year’s influenza season got off to an early start, and it’s ramping up as peak flu season nears. It’s not too late to get vaccinated.
CONTINUE READING Flu Cases Rise Across the U.S.
The Internet Crime Complaint Center claims that 35% of identity theft complaints come from those aged 50 or older.
CONTINUE READING 9 Ways to Protect Seniors From Identity Theft
In a finding that could undermine many New Year’s resolutions, a new government study shows that people who are overweight are less likely to die in any given period than people of normal weight.
CONTINUE READING A Few Extra Pounds Won’t Kill You—Really