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Better Caregiving at Doctor Visits Afraid to ask questions of your loved one’s physicians? Try these tips to increase your self-confidence as a caregiver in the doctor’s office: 1. Nothing increases self-confidence more than knowledge and experience. If you are very familiar with your loved one’s symptoms, disease, medical condition, medications,…

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Why Older Adults Seem Mentally Sharper in the Morning Going to the doctor, paying bills, taking a driving test—older adults should try to tackle their most taxing tasks earlier in the day, claims new evidence from the University of Toronto (UT) that suggests aging brains function best in the morning…

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 Going Paperless Means Safer Benefits for Social Security Recipients As of last Sunday, May 1, if you are a new applicant for Social Security, you won’t be able to receive paper checks from the U.S. Treasury. In an effort to trim the excess fat off of the federal budget, the…

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Future of Cancer Treatment Brightened by Melanoma Breakthroughs Metastatic melanoma has recently acquired some formidable foes, according to two new trials presented at the most current meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Melanoma is a worldwide problem. Each year, over 70,000 people in the U.S. alone are diagnosed…

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Coming Soon: A Definitive Alzheimer’s Screening Test Doctors may finally have a definitive way of determining whether a person who is experiencing memory loss and other hallmark symptoms of Alzheimer’s actually has the degenerative brain disease, according to a recent article in USA Today. Currently, an irrefutable diagnosis of Alzheimer’s…

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Positive People May Have Reduced Stroke Risk If your metaphorical glass is always half-full, then you may have a decreased risk of stroke, according to new research. University of Michigan researchers recently studied more than 6,000 people over the age of 50 for two years, using a scale they developed. They…

Ryan as Romney’s VP May Mean Changes for Medicare, Medicaid

In a move that reinforces GOP plans to overhaul a variety of key government entitlement programs, Governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney has chosen Republican Congressman Paul Ryan, the definition of the man with a plan, as his running mate. As Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee,…

Macomb County, MI Caregivers – Best Cities for Seniors: Not Where You Think

Contrary to commercialized images of the senior living ideal, elders don’t need sunny skies and palm trees to age well. What they do need, according to the “Best Cities for Successful Aging” report by the Milken Institute, is actually a far more complex set of circumstances. “We define that [successful…

Diminutive Device Helps Seniors See Clearer

A smaller-than-a-pea sized telescope may be able to restore sight in seniors with macular degeneration, according to a press release from the University of California, Davis. The first-ever device was inserted into the eye of 89-yeart-old artist, Virginia Bane, back in May of this year. Months of occupational therapy and visual…

Is Long-Term Care Uninsurable?

Options for funding future care are dwindling for the millions of baby boomers who will need pricey long-term services as they age. Since 2004, the number of long-term care insurance policies dispensed in the United States has decreased by 38 percent, according to a recent industry analysis conducted by Moody’s…