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Everyone Needs a Vacation—Especially Family Caregivers!

June 25, 2018 — Summer is here, and people are looking forward to hitting the road or taking to the skies for a getaway. What’s your favorite vacation? A week at the beach? A camping trip to a beautiful wilderness area? Taking the kids to Disneyland? Exploring a city where you’ve never been before? If you’re a family caregiver,... Read More

When Your Loved One With Dementia Lashes Out

April 27, 2018 — As Mom’s Alzheimer’s disease progresses, the family are sometimes shocked by her behavior. Formerly the most gentle and calm of women, Mom has been making angry accusations and yelling at family members, even young grandchildren. Last week she threw a clock on the floor because she couldn’t read the time. People who have never had... Read More

Seniors Often Overlook One Way to Lower Their Drug Costs

April 27, 2018 — The cost of prescription medications is skyrocketing, and this can hit older adults especially hard. Seniors take an average of 14 different medications each year, and taking these drugs as recommended can make all the difference in managing their various health conditions. Yet more and more seniors report that they split pills, skip doses, or... Read More

Older Eyes: What’s Normal, What’s Not?

October 6, 2017 — More than 142 million Americans are age 40 and older, and it is around age 40 that many people start to notice changes in their eyesight that increase as they get older. By 2030, it is predicted that more than 90 million people will be age 65 and older; one in six of these people... Read More

Alzheimer’s Experts Confirm the Role of Diet

October 6, 2017 — For years, nutritionists and neurologists have been examining the link between the foods people eat and the risk of developing dementia. At the recent 2017 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, experts presented evidence from four major studies that help firm our understanding of dietary choices that protect the brain. In a resolution statement at the conference,... Read More

An Exercise Lesson from Our Ancestors of Long Ago

September 13, 2017 — When we look at fossils of early man, we might be in awe of their heavy, powerful bones. Yet research from University of Cambridge in the UK reveals the surprising truth that our own bones have the potential to be just as strong. The research team found that human hunter-gatherers of 7,000 years ago had... Read More