Home Care Services in Shelby Township, Michigan

Dementia Protection You Can Thank Your Parents For Eye color and athletic ability aren’t the only traits you may inherit from your parents—recent research shows that a resistance to dementia could be hard-wired into some people’s DNA. Doctors are already aware of the genetic components that can increase a person’s…

Caregiving Services in Shelby Township, Michigan

No Gym Necessary: Daily Activities Can Improve Balance, Foil Falls in Seniors Older adults don’t necessarily have to hit the gym to improve their balance and prevent falls—they just need to get a bit creative when it comes to performing everyday household actions, according to the results of a new study from…

Are Dying Seniors Getting The Care They Need?

Nearly one-third of elderly Americans turn to skilled nursing care during their last few months of life, despite the fact that some may be better served by seeking palliative care services, such as hospice, according to a recent analysis published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Researchers from the University of…

Was An Alzheimer’s-Stricken Coach Forced From Her Job?

Was basketball coaching legend, Pat Summit, forcibly driven from her job because of an early-onset Alzheimer’s diagnosis? Summit originally announced her retirement this past April, saying that she felt it was an appropriate time for her to hand over the reins of the storied University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball…

Growing Muscles May Prevent Shrinking Brains for Seniors

Spending a few extra minutes on the treadmill may be more beneficial for a senior’s brain than tackling a daily crossword. Elders who exercise regularly have significantly less brain shrinkage than those who lead more idle lives, according to researchers from the University of Edinburgh. Surprisingly, the same could not…

The Common Myth Believed by People With Advanced Cancer

People receiving treatment for serious cancers may harbor false hopes for a full recovery, according to a recent study. 81 percent of people with advanced colorectal cancer, and 69 percent of people with advanced lung cancer believe chemotherapy treatment can cure them, say researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. After…

The ‘State of the Caregiver’ Address

Climbing financial debt, squabbling siblings and difficult decisions—just another day in the life of a family caregiver, right? They’re also a few of the daily challenges facing the president of the United States, Barack Obama. However you feel about Obama’s personal politics or his plan for the country, his recent…

Caregiving May Not Cause Caregiver Stress, and Other News to Know

Does caregiving really cause psychological stress?  A study conducted by the University of Washington (UW) showed that the association between caregiving and conditions such as anxiety, depression and perceived stress depend more on a person’s genes and upbringing, and less on the difficulty of caring for their loved one. Perceived…

Eat to Beat Diabetes

Long before the U.S. government replaced its pyramid-shaped nutrition chart with a round one, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) was using a plate to teach prevention and management of that disease. Although diabetes today affects roughly 1 in 12 Americans — and more than 1 in 4 Americans age 65…

Top 10 Medicare Mistakes

Medicare is uncharted territory for most of the 10,000 people a day who currently come into the program. It’s not a minefield exactly, but lurking in the undergrowth are pitfalls and traps that can be costly unless you take care to avoid them. Here are the top 10 Medicare mistakes to…