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Majority of Global Alzheimer’s Cases Go Untreated | Rochester, MI

Alzheimer’s disease impacts people around the globe, in every country, but that doesn’t mean victims of the disease are receiving the treatment they need. According to a new study, in some low-income countries, as many as 90% of dementia cases are thought to go undiagnosed, and thus untreated. Alzheimer’s Disease International…

When It Comes to Caregiving, Personal Connections May Trump Family Ties in Sterling Heights, Michigan

Some caregivers are thrust into their role—forced to care for a family member, regardless of whether that family member was abusive or absent during the caregiver’s life. Traditionally, it has been the duty of adult children to care for their elderly parents. But, for those with the opportunity to pick who…

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Smaller Flu Shot Needle Is Available….But Not For Seniors A new method for the flu shot vaccine has become available to those people looking for a flu-free year. For most of the population, a quick pinprick will be offered as an alternative to the traditional arm-muscle injection, but, as Fox…

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Multiple Medicare Advantage Choices Confound Seniors When it comes to health care choices for the elderly, less is more, according to a recent study reported in the Harvard Gazette. The study, conducted by researchers from Harvard Medical School, is set to be published in the September issue of Health Affairs….

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 Doctors Encouraged to Discuss Care Options, and Goals With Patients and Caregivers Increased communication between doctors, patients, and their caregivers, may lead to better outcomes for people suffering from heart failure, according to a recent report. Released by the American Heart Association (AHA), the article encourages doctors to have frank discussions…

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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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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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On January 1, 2016, Posted by , In Caregivers,Medicare, By ,, , With No Comments

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…