Grumpy Care Receivers

Having a chronic disease that causes discomfort, pain and loss of independence can make the best of us grumpy and negative. Caring for someone struggling with a chronic condition can definitely take its toll.

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Caregiving From Afar

As lifespans lengthen and the number of seniors rapidly grows, more Americans find themselves in precarious position, struggling to care for an ailing loved one from hundreds or thousands of miles away.

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New Insight Into Aging Brains

Nearly a quarter of the changes often seen in a person’s intelligence level over the course of a lifetime may be due to genes, a proportion never before estimated, new research shows.

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Path Is Found for the Spread of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease seems to spread like an infection from brain cell to brain cell, two new studies in mice have found. But instead of viruses or bacteria, what is being spread is a distorted protein known as tau.

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How to Select an Agency When Hiring In-Home Help

To learn about using our free Care Advisor service for senior home care, and access our Provider Network of licensed, insured agencies, visit us at Advocare.

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How Exercise May Keep Alzheimer’s at Bay

Alzheimer’s disease, with its inexorable loss of memory and self, understandably alarms most of us.

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GPS Devices in Shoes a Growing Solution to Wandering Alzheimer’s Patients

Caregivers are increasingly turning to miniature 2-way GPS embedded in shoes to monitor the location of senior citizens afflicted with Alzheimer’s.

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Alzheimer’s Heaps Unparalleled Stress on Caregivers

70% of Alzheimer’s patients live at home and are being cared for by about 15 million unpaid family members and friends.

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Reasons to Give Up Driving in the Senior Years

As a combination of aging baby boomers and medical advances that make living longer a reality for many, there will come a time when those who live long lives will have to make some tough decisions about driving—or rather, not driving.

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When You Lose Your Temper: Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

All caregivers “lose it” sometimes. We lose patience. We yell. We have your basic meltdown. Even the most mild-mannered among us get just plain angry.

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9 Common Alzheimer’s Myths

Dementia is not a normal part of aging.

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Know the Signs of Alzheimer’s

Knowing the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease is important because it may lead to an early diagnosis, experts say.

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