Busy Brains Delay Alzheimer’s Symptoms But Not the Disease

By |2017-06-10T18:12:12+00:00July 29th, 2016|Senior Care, Making Life Better|

Keeping an active mind with intellectual pursuits in midlife may delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease symptoms, but it does not appear to prevent the physical changes in the brain for most people, a new study finds. "Studies have shown that it reduces the onset of symptoms," said lead author Prashanthi Vemuri of the Mayo [...]

Budgets Strained, States Move More Patients Out of Nursing Homes

By |2017-06-10T18:12:12+00:00July 27th, 2016|Senior Care, Making Life Better|

Barre Dowd now lives in his own apartment, with a little help from housing specialist Jeanette Conway, left, and case manager Maria Haddad, right. State health officials say we’re spending too much on nursing homes. Instead, they say, we could be caring for people, for less money, at home. There’s a new effort to do [...]

Seized by Alzheimer’s, Then Love

By |2017-06-10T18:12:12+00:00July 25th, 2016|Senior Care, Health Care|

Institutionalized patients, including those with Alzheimer’s, sometimes find new romance. (Marko Georgiev/The New York Times) Sometimes Alzheimer’s disease means losing a loved one twice. As the disease ravages the brain and erases memory, patients who have been married for years, even most of their lives, may stop recognizing their spouses. And sometimes, in a phenomenon [...]

Delayed residence opening keeps Clarenville couple separated

By |2017-06-10T18:12:12+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Senior Care, Making Life Better|

Margaret Randell longs for protective care facility to open while husband waits in St. John’s CLARENVILLE, N.L. — Every couple of weeks, Margaret Randell comes to the site of the yet-to-be-opened protective care community residence in Clarenville and peers in through the window. Other news She’s waiting for her husband to be transferred to the [...]

Aging in Place

By |2017-06-10T18:12:12+00:00July 13th, 2016|Senior Care, Making Life Better|

When I asked the other three members of my walking group, all of whom are in their mid to upper 70s, whether they had any concerns about future living arrangements, they each said they had none despite the fact that, like me, they live in multistory private homes without elevators and, in two cases, without [...]

9 Signs Your Parent Needs Help

By |2017-06-10T18:12:13+00:00July 8th, 2016|Senior Care, Safety|

By 2025, the elderly population (both in the United States and globally) is expected to double, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This means that many of us will be dealing with senior-aged parents -- something that you may not be completely prepared for. As they age, your parents will begin to need more and [...]

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