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Brain Health and Home Care Our understanding of brain health has grown by giant leaps over the past few decades. Sophisticated new imaging technologies allow researchers to observe the working of the brain in ways that would have seemed like science fiction only a few years ago. This research has…

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Celine Dion: Singer, Spousal Caregiver, Example of Strength Celine Dion has received a great deal of attention recently as she plans to resume her regular performances in Las Vegas later this week. Around this time last year, Dion announced a hiatus from her Vegas shows and cancellation of her tour…

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5 Healthy Foods to Fight Inflammation 1. Cocoa Cocoa contains anti-inflammatory compounds called flavanols, substances that reduce both blood clotting and inflammation in the body. Enjoying a cup or two of hot cocoa per week can help reduce inflammation, particularly if it’s made with skim or low-fat milk to keep…

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Choosing a Power Wheelchair When it comes to choosing a power wheelchair, what is the best method? In today’s world, there are many different types of power wheelchairs to choose from. Motorized wheelchairs come in many different weights, sizes, materials, and functions; and it is often difficult to decide which…

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Caregivers for the elderly are contributing more unpaid labor to society than two years ago, and that’s straining families to the breaking point, according to a new report from the AARP Public Policy Institute. According to the report, in 2009 about 42.1 million caregivers helped an elderly person with daily activities like bathing…

Medicare Drug Plans Change Coverage for Alzheimer’s Medications

All Medicare prescription drug plans made changes for 2012. Anyone enrolled in a drug plan in 2011 should have received a letter explaining what changes were made for 2012. For example, the change that is most relevant to people with Alzheimer’s disease is that most plans have either taken Aricept off their lists of…

November Marks Alzheimer’s Awareness and Commemorates Family Caregivers

Every month brings an “awareness month” of some type. From Glaucoma Awareness in January, Nutrition Month in March, and Breast Cancer Awareness in September, every worthwhile cause devotes a month to raising awareness and involving the public in helping to further the cause, whatever that cause may be. For AgingCare.com…

Franklin, MI Caregivers – Many Nursing Homes Not Prepared for Emergencies

Is your loved one’s nursing home fully prepared for a natural disaster? According to a recently released report form the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the answer to this question is likely to be a resounding; “No.” An in-depth investigation into 24 nursing homes in some of the nation’s…

Three Pieces of Legislation Every Caregiver Should Be Aware Of

A few weeks ago, AgingCare.com attended the Assisted Living Federation of America’s (ALFA) Advocacy Fly-In in Washington D.C., which addressed several hot-button issues of senior care. Increasing government officials’ awareness of elder care issues was the primary purpose of the event, and three particular pieces of legislation featured prominently in…

The Simple Way Elders Can Save During Open Enrollment

For aging adults living on fixed incomes, every penny counts. But the majority of elders on Medicare appear to be leaving hundreds of dollars on the table, according to a new analysis. Little more than five percent of seniors succeed in selecting the ideal Medicare prescription drug benefit plan (Part D),…