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Take Dementia Out With the Trash: Daily Chores May Prevent Cognitive Decline Getting an elderly person to be active by having them help with daily chores like doing the dishes, cleaning the bathroom, and folding laundry might just help prevent them from developing dementia, according to a study reported by…

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How the New Medicare “Doc Fix” Law Will Affect Older Americans Legislation to remedy one of Medicare’s most troublesome ongoing issues—the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula used to calculate doctor payments—has passed the Capitol Hill gauntlet and was recently signed into law by President Obama. Though much has been made…

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 Medicare’s Drug Coverage Gap is Shrinking Away The Affordable Care Act has effectively intiated the destruction of the Medicare Part D “donut hole.” While it will not be completely gone until 2020, the end of the donut hole has begun with new discounts that operate in the jurisdiction of the…

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Depression May Elevate Stroke Risk in Older Women New research shows that depression in older women can have a deadly, often-overlooked symptom—an increased risk for stroke. Harvard University researchers published a study in the journal Stroke indicating that elderly women who are depressed are more likely to have a stroke than their happier…

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New Nutrition Labels Could Mean Less Confusion, Better Choices for Seniors An initiative to revamp the nutrition facts label on packaged foods, making them less-confusing and easier to read, is entering its final stages, according to an article in USA Today. For almost a decade now, the FDA has been…

When It Comes to Caregiving, Personal Connections May Trump Family Ties in Shelby Township, Michigan

Some caregivers are thrust into their role—forced to care for a family member, regardless of whether that family member was abusive or absent during the caregiver’s life. Traditionally, it has been the duty of adult children to care for their elderly parents. But, for those with the opportunity to pick who…

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More People Delivering In-Home Care, Can You Afford Them? Thanks to the growing needs of the rapidly aging baby boom generation, the number of home health care workers in the U.S. will greatly increase over the next decade, according to the National Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). A newly released BLS report…