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 Where to Find the Cheapest Long Term Care in America The price of long term care for aging adults continues to rise, with assisted living and nursing home costs increasing more rapidly than the cost of hiring an in-home caregiver, according to Genworth’s 2015 Cost of Care study. Here are…

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Treatment for Depression is Key to Managing Diabetes A recent University of Michigan study has discovered that people who have depression in addition to diabetes will see improvement in the physical symptoms caused by diabetes if they undergo treatment for their mental disorder. There are an inordinate number of individuals…

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 Hoarding Behaviors Worsen With Age Recent research has indicated that hoarding, a relatively common disorder among the elder community, gets progressively worse as a person gets older. Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco conducted a study that discovered that a whopping fifteen percent of depression-stricken older adults engaged…

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 Caregivers and Elders Might be the Deciding Factor in 2012 Election The future of Medicare is a much-debated topic in Washington right now – and one that the 50+ demographic, which includes millions of caregivers and their elderly parents, are intensely concerned about. Their highly-charged emotions could sway the 2012…

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 Night Strokes Not Being Treated With Most Effective Medicine Imagine that an elder you are caring for wakes up one morning and has trouble getting out of bed because their right side is numb. They might even have trouble communicating what is wrong because they can’t seem to formulate coherent…

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Medicare Prescription Drug Donut Hole May End Up Costing Recipients Is the donut hole closing fast enough for all Medicare beneficiaries? In 2011, many Medicare recipients could hit the Medicare prescription drug donut hole faster, and pay more out-of-pocket on their way to the donut hole if they don’t have…

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Tele-Caregiving: ‘Be There’ for an Elder Without Physically Being There The innovation of tele-caregiving- -the use of technology to monitor and communicate with an elder in their own home- -is poised to revolutionize the way elders with declining health are cared for. What is tele-caregiving? In a tele-caregiving situation, strategically…

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 Danger of Falling Greater for Elders Due to Reduced Mental Motor Skills An increased vulnerability to falling is an unfortunate occupational hazard of being an elder. Though there are many things that can cause an elder to fall (medications, surgeries, and impaired vision to name a few), a recent study…

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 Perplexing Prescription Labels Confound Caregivers and Doctors Alike In an effort to reduce their liability and cover ALL of the bases, drug companies often list every possible side effect of their medications on the labels and inserts that come with the drug. Proper management of an elder’s prescription medication can…

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Alzheimer’s Caregivers Six Times More Likely to Develop Dementia While it may seem cruelly ironic, studies have indicated that people who act as caregivers for loved ones (particularly loved ones) with Alzheimer’s have a heightened risk for developing dementia themselves. On average, it is estimated that this increased risk translates…