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Honesty May Not Always Be a Doctor’s Policy Is your elderly loved one’s doctor being completely truthful with you? Are you sure? A new study, led by researchers from Harvard Medical School, indicates that some doctors refuse to tell their patients the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Results showed that…

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Patient-Doctor-Caregiver: Demystifying the Dynamic Caregivers agonizing over the question of whether or not they should accompany an elderly loved one to the doctor often weigh the desire to become more educated about a senior’s care with not wanting to unnecessarily step on the toes of the elder or their doctor. A recently…

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Most Heart Attack Sufferers Won’t Take Their Meds, Even When They’re Free Would you be more likely to take medicine for a chronic health condition if you didn’t have to pay for it? New research from scientists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital has shown that, for many people with heart disease, the…

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Financial Stress Alters Elderly Drinking and Smoking Habits New research indicates that financial stress may be compelling certain groups of elderly to drink and smoke more while simultaneously encouraging other groups to drink and smoke less. The study found that 16% of older Americans experienced increasing amounts of financial strain over a…

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Seniors Missing Out on Billions in Benefits A good portion of seniors and their caregivers could use some help paying for food, heating, health care, and other life essentials, but many have little—if any—knowledge of how much financial aid they can actually get. And, in this case, what you don’t know may…

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A Closer Look at a National Alzheimer’s Plan Proposal 2012 may be the year the Mayan calendar ends, but 2050 might be the milestone we should really be afraid of. According to William Thies—Chief Medical and Scientific Officer of the Alzheimer’s Association—that is the year the Alzheimer’s disease epidemic is set to…

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For Patients and Caregivers, Study Could Open Door to Doctor’s Thoughts What would happen if you knew what a doctor really thought about your elderly loved one’s health? Would it scare you? Prompt you to ask more questions? Would it help you take better care of them? These are some…

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Medicare Open Enrollment May Be Over, But Seniors Still Have Options Open Enrollment for Medicare may have ended almost two weeks ago, but seniors can still switch plans, provided that the plan they’re switching to meets certain requirements. Some seniors may be surprised to hear that they can still change…

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Super Committee Failure Puts Elderly and their Doctors in Tough Spot The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction’s failure to complete its primary directive of coming up with a recommendation on how to cut the national deficit by $1.5 trillion will have wide-ranging effects on every American—including caregivers and their elderly parents….

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No Gym Necessary: Daily Activities Can Improve Balance, Foil Falls in Seniors Older adults don’t necessarily have to hit the gym to improve their balance and prevent falls—they just need to get a bit creative when it comes to performing everyday household actions, according to the results of a new study from…