How To Talk To Your Elderly Parents About Moving Into a Nursing Home

While the majority of older Americans are attracted to the idea of aging at home, according to the Department of Health and Human Services 70% of adults aged 65 and over will need some form of long-term care. Additionally, with every year that passes, their chance of needing care increases. When a parent is unable
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Experimental Alzheimer’s Vaccine Test Cuts Dementia Cases

Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas said a new experimental Alzheimer’s disease vaccine showed promising results during recent testing in mice and are hopeful the vaccine will make it to human trials. In the animal trials researchers said the experimental vaccine showed it could delay the effects of the degenerative brain
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What To Look For In An Assisted Living Facility

Searching for an assisted living facility for your loved one can be a very stressful process but there are things you can look for that will help make your decision easier. We hope these tips will prove useful. How Clean Is The Facility Does the facility feel fresh and clean? Make sure to look past
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Dementia Care: Tips for Communicating with a Person with Dementia

We aren’t born knowing how to communicate with a person with dementia—but we can learn. Improving your communication skills will help make caregiving less stressful and will likely improve the quality of your relationship with your loved one. Good communication skills will also enhance your ability to handle the difficult behavior you may encounter as
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Aging Populations Will Challenge Healthcare Systems All Over The World

Demographic change is a defining issue of our time. As the worldwide population ages, the healthcare systems of every country, including the United States, will face significant challenges to meet the needs of an aging population. Elder and long term care is rapidly becoming one of the most daunting healthcare challenges of our day. Between
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