It’s not news that most of us are busy, even stressed, during the holiday season. However, when we are caregivers our stress level can soar. Being flexible and forgiving may be the key to getting through the season with some sanity intact.
Flexibility is important because our loved one, especially if he or she has dementia, will... Read more
Two different studies have highlighted natural weapons we may have at our disposal in our fight against developing Alzheimer’s disease. One is Vitamin D and the other is our diet.
We’ve long known that vitamin D, generally absorbed through sun exposure but often supplemented, is necessary for bone strength. During the last few... Read more
Researchers leading the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer's Network (DIAN) recently announced that two pharmaceutical companies have agreed to donate investigational drugs to use in side by side trials. The trials will concentrate on people who appear to be destined by genetics to develop early-onset Alzheimer's disease. The companies have agreed to... Read more
In a proposed settlement of a nationwide class-action lawsuit, the Obama administration has agreed to change the decades-old practice of denying Medicare coverage for skilled nursing care or physical therapy unless the patient could be shown to have a likelihood of medical or functional improvement.
According to a story in the New York... Read more
According to Carol Levine of the United Hospital Fund, a longtime researcher and caregiver herself, and Susan Reinhard of the AARP Public Policy Institute, few non-caregivers have any real idea of how much care an in-the-trenches family caregiver provides.
In a story by Paula Span on the New Old Age Blog titled “Caregiver,... Read more