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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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Sleep Disorders In The Elderly Many active senior citizens are missing out on a decent night’s sleep. Persistent lack of sleep saps energy and has a negative impact on daily events. Over time insomnia and other types of sleep dysfunction will steal the ability to enjoy life. It is essential…

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Know Your Rights When Receiving Home Care Services Federal law requires that all individuals receiving home care services be informed of their rights as a patient. Following is a model patient bill of rights the National Association for Home Care (NAHC) has developed, based on the patient rights currently enforced…

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Tips For The Elderly Living Alone For many elderly people, living alone can be a scary and confusing new experience. Some have never lived alone before and have always relied on others to take care of finances, home security, and housekeeping. Others are struggling with health and mobility issues that make daily living difficult….

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Promising Advances in Alzheimer’s Detection and Prevention In a world where the average person is living a longer (if not necessarily healthier) life, Alzheimer’s disease has become a hot-button health topic. The search for a way to prevent, cure or effectively treat the disease that affects over five million Americans…

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Inching Towards a Cure for Alzheimer’s Headlines proclaiming the discovery of a potential Alzheimer’s treatment are often in the news, yet a cure for the disease continues to elude scientists. So what’s happening? Why do these seemingly promising studies fail to produce a reliable method of Alzheimer’s prevention or treatment?…

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Ready or Not: Senior Centers Steel for Boomer Barrage Over the years, the Baby Boom shockwave has rippled through society, forever altering U.S. mores and culture. Now the Boomer generation is set to transform yet another societal staple; the senior center. The Situation The Census Bureau estimates that the number…

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 Staggering Percentage of Caregivers Unprepared for Elder Health Emergency Be prepared! It’s a motto hyped by Girl and Boy Scouts across the country yet, according to a recent study, it is a piece of advice that prospective caregivers often fail to heed. The results of a recent survey, conducted by…

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Sweating Out the Risk for Silent Strokes So-called “silent strokes” may be hard to detect, but can cause permanent, irrevocable damage. Now a new study shows that something as simple as breaking a sweat can help fend them off. Silent strokes are blood vessel blockages that usually do not have…

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Thin People Can Harbor Dangerous “Invisible Fat” Scientists have long assumed that skinny people are less likely than those with some jiggle to develop heart disease, diabetes or cancer. But according to a genetic analysis of 75,000 people done by the Medical Research Council in the United Kingdom, it’s not…