Tag: elder care

Difficult Diagnosis
06 Nov

Why Staying Positive After a Difficult Diagnosis Can Positively Affect Health

Have you ever felt yourself ramping up to bubble over with unrestrained laughter, at the most ill-timed moment – in a packed elevator, a hushed waiting room, or a religious service? Although there are, obviously, occasions when we must stamp down the silliness, writer Jane Heller says that, “Humor can keep us balanced, even in […]

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05 Aug

Myth Busters: Assumptions About Aging

With over 900 million adults age 60 or older currently worldwide, and this number expected to grow to 2 billion within the next 20-30 years, the aging population is exploding. So how is this impacting demographics worldwide? Take a look at some of these assumptions and the realities behind them: Developed countries will be hit […]

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17 Jun

Encouraging Parents to Accept a Helping Hand

There may come a time when adult children have to step up and take on a part of the parental role for their parents. To make the transition a smooth one and to help senior parents accept a helping hand, follow these four tips: Rule out cognitive function issues first. As people age, it’s common […]

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15 Jul

Astonishing Link Between Cynicism and Alzheimer’s Disease

According to a report from the Alzheimer’s Association, as many as 5.4 million Americans today are living with Alzheimer’s, and that number is predicted to increase to 16 million by mid-century. While there’s still a lot to be learned about the disease, some surprising new evidence is pointing to a link between cynicism and a […]

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26 Mar

Senior Gamers: Detecting Alzheimer’s Disease via a Video Game

Video games have been getting a lot of press over the last several years, not just for their entertainment value, but for their cognitive benefits as well. And now the world’s largest pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, is hoping to find out if video games can detect and track the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

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25 Feb

Understanding and Managing Hoarding in the Elderly

Hoarding is a delicate, psychological issue that often affects elderly individuals. Many people do not understand or know how to deal with hoarding properly. The immediate reaction is often to begin throwing out perceived junk. This, however, can upset the hoarder and exacerbate the problem. The key is to help the person who hoards understand […]

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11 Feb

Warning Signs that Care is Needed: Money Problems

No one likes to talk about money. It’s a very personal issue, and everyone has the right to spend their money how they see fit, even if they make some mistakes with it. However, when someone’s finances get off track, it can often be embarrassing and cause the person to hide money-related problems from their […]

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04 Feb

The Telltale Signs that Care is Needed

Admitting the need for help at home is difficult, especially for highly independent seniors. Because of this, family members, neighbors, and loved ones may not be aware that it is time for some extra help to maintain a healthy and safe home environment. Knowing and watching for signs that could indicate extra assistance is needed […]

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