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Why Older Adults ‘Fake It’ in Front of the Doctor One of elder care’s most perplexing puzzles is the ability of adults with cognitive decline—either as a result of the aging process or caused by some form of dementia—to function normally in certain situations, despite their impairment. Family members are…

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Why You Should Never Stop Setting New Health Goals Americans over 60 are feeling more empowered and optimistic than ever before, according to the results of this year’s United States of Aging Survey, conducted by the National Council on Aging (NCOA). Older adults are setting more ambitious health goals for themselves…

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Nutritional Drinks and the Elderly “My elderly mother isn’t eating and she has lost a lot of weight. Should I give her a nutrition supplement drink to replace the meals she should be eating?” Under-nutrition due to lack of eating is a common problem among elderly people. It is also…

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Elderly Parents Can Help Build Positive Relationships What do elderly parents owe their children? What can they do to improve relationships with adult children as health declines and they need more assistance? If you are an aging parent: Learn about the developmental changes of middle age and the problems that…

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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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 Most People with Alzheimer’s Aren’t Being Told Their Diagnosis If you or someone you love was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, would you want to know? According to a new report from the Alzheimer’s Association, the majority of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia may not have a…

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 Common Drug Ineffective in Early Alzheimer’s A recent study conducted by researchers in the U.S. has found that memantine, the generic form of a common Alzheimer’s drug called Namenda, has no appreciably salutary effect on people who have mild Alzheimer’s. Read Full Article (Reuters)   Source: agingcare.com Contact Pure Home Care…

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 Patients With Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders Fare Worse New research on the survival rates of people with do-not-resuscitate orders has shown that they have a greater risk of mortality after undergoing certain surgical procedures. The results of this study point to the necessity of honest doctor-patient conversations regarding the realities of certain types…

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Celebrating Mother’s Day When Mom is in a Nursing Home Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday, May 8th. For many people, this will mean trying to plan a celebration for an elderly mother living in a nursing home– If your mother lives in a nursing home you will likely be…

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 Studies Say You Might Want to Pass on Bypass Imagine finding out that the expensive and risky surgery that your beloved elder has just endured wasn’t necessary and doesn’t ensure for them a greater chance of long-term survival than a much less hazardous form of treatment. According to two recent…