Category Archives: Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Blood Test May Have Power to Predict Alzheimer’s

If a blood test could tell you whether you would get Alzheimer’s would you take the test? Would you want to know? I think I would so I could make proper arrangements. That may soon not be just a hypothetical … Continue reading

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Study: Memory May Fail Earlier in Mexican-Americans

Goodness, here’s something I would have never guessed — Hispanics may be more prone to memory failure than non-Hispanics. At least according to a recent study, which used the term Mexican-Americans, rather than the more generic Hispanic. The study was … Continue reading

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Three Key Factors for Preventing or Delaying Dementia

This guest post is from Adam Page, who worked as a health care administrator in a large urban hospital for 20 years. Now retired, he writes about the industry for a number of sites. According to the World Health Organization, the number … Continue reading

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GPS Gadgets Let You Track Your Kid, Elderly Loved One, or Car

One of the greatest fears of families with a member who has dementia is that the person will walk or drive away and just never return. This is less a concern when the family member is in assisted living than … Continue reading

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Ten Warning Signs That Can Indicate Alzheimer’s

How do you know when a family member or close friend might have the beginnings of Alzheimer’s or dementia? There is no one sure way to know, but a recent article in the Dallas Morning News listed ten indicators. Be … Continue reading

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Are You Prepared for What You’ll Find When You Visit Your Parents this Holiday Season?

Warning Signs that a Person Needs Daily Assistance & Tips for Planning for It The holidays and their aftermath are the busiest time of year for long-term care admissions, says expert Chris Orestis. “Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, families get together … Continue reading

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Increase in Alzheimer’s Creates Strain On Caregivers

Here’s a subject I’ve written about before — the increasing number of seniors with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia is going to put a huge burden on caregivers over the next 20 years or so. The topic was covered … Continue reading

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U.S. to Include Home Care Aides in Wage and Overtime Law

It may surprise some people to learn that home health care aides are not covered by the federal minimum wage laws or by overtime pay laws. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. Overtime pay is required for … Continue reading

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Study Seeks Super Agers’ Secrets; First Clues Show They Have Remarkably Young-Looking Brains

Are you a “super ager”? I know I’m not. These lucky people seem to have brains that are younger than their chronological age. At least that’s what researchers are trying to prove, according to an article in the Minnesota Star … Continue reading

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Scientists Find Clue to Age-Related Memory Loss

There is potentially good news for those who are worried about getting Alzheimer’s disease. Maybe age-related memory loss could be reversible. Here are the opening paragraphs of an Associated Press article: Scientists have found a compelling clue in the quest … Continue reading

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