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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 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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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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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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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…

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Study Identifies and Examines Elements of Senior Well-Being Over the next 20 years, the number of people over age 65 is set to nearly double—reaching the 72 million mark by the year 2030, according to a recent federal analysis. The report, “Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators of Well-Being,” was prepared…