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Dementia Care: Oral Hygiene

Prevent gum disease by making sure your loved one gets proper dental care.

Beware of Holiday Scams

Senior citizens are attractive targets for con artists. Here’s how to avoid being swindled.

Ways to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

The right support and self-care strategies can help manage caregiver stress.

Dementia Care: Coping with an Aggressive Patient

One of the most frightening behaviors displayed by your loved one with dementia is aggression. Here are some tips to help cope.

How to Handle an Alzheimer's Patient Who Wants More Sex

Some individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias become hypersexual. They may make increased demands for sex, more than an overburdened caregiver can meet.

pants down on escalator

Embarrassing Sexual Behaviors and Alzheimer's

Someone with Alzheimer’s may engage in public displays of sexuality that can be distressing and embarrassing. Here are tips on how to handle those situations.

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What You Must Know About End-of-Life Care

If you have cancer that has spread or a chronic progressive condition, you may want to take the time now to make some important decisions about your future.

Technology paired with traditional instruments is changing how music therapy is used for elders.

Music Therapy Goes High Tech for Alzheimer's

Music therapy has come into its own during the last decade as caregivers, care facilities and hospice organizations have recognized the therapeutic power that music can have on ill and suffering people. This therapy has been successfully delivered by ...

People in Pain at Risk for Falling

Falling down is more than a matter of getting up and dusting off. A fall can trigger an avalanche of health problems that occasionally lead to death or permanent disability. For this reason, fall prevention has become a top priority for healthcare pr...