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Care for caregivers: Report finds they are often ignored

About 12 years ago, Nancy Menchhofer’s husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at the age of 59. When she moved him into a care facility five years ago, it was the hardest thing she had ever done. Menchhofer visits him once a week and feeds him lunch. He doesn’t know who she is or why she’s […]

Yoga program helps those with dementia

“Saa. Taa. Naa. Maa,” the group chanted slowly, eyes closed as they touched fingers to their thumbs.

And then they continued the repetitive finger movements for 12 minutes.

Recent clinical research on how yoga meditation affects the memory of those in the beginning stages of dementia looks promising, according to health experts.

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Best Tips To Deal With An Alzheimer’s Patient

It can be really hard to see people being affected with diseases, especially mental diseases like Alzheimer’s in which the affected person almost can lose himself to the disease. There are specific tips to take care of Alzheimer’s patients which we’ve listed in this article. As we may already be aware of, Alzheimer’s disease […]

Rats That Reminisce May Lead To Better Tests For Alzheimer’s Drugs

What rats can remember may help people who forget.

Researchers are reporting evidence that rats possess “episodic memories,” the kind of memories that allow us to go back in time and recall specific events. These memories are among the first to disappear in people who develop Alzheimer’s disease.

The finding, which appears Thursday in Current […]

Research clinic needs volunteers for Alzheimer’s study

MERIDIAN – A research clinic in the Treasure Valley is currently looking for volunteers to be part of a 3-year Alzheimer’s study.

Participants must already be experiencing mild symptoms of the disease.

The study will help determine if the test drug is successful in delaying the onset of Alzheimer’s. The test drug has already been […]

Color of Money: Can you afford not to have long-term care insurance?

Should you ever require help with life’s basic activities – eating, dressing and bathing – one thing is true: It will be expensive.

The median monthly cost of an in-home health aide is $3,861, according to Genworth Financial. The monthly cost of a private room at a nursing home is $7,698, and it’s $3,628 for […]

How to talk with a stubborn parent about health issues

Choosing the right words can help adult children have conversations – rather than fights – with aging parents about living circumstances.

Ideally, families should be talking about elders’ goals, values, and priorities long before their health becomes shaky, experts said. It may take years and many talks to convince parents to accept outside help.

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Individual Programming is the Key to Dementia Care

Every individual has their own interests and abilities and that doesn’t change with a diagnosis of dementia. In fact, I would say that those unique traits hold the key to effective dementia care.

We may just feel in our gut that a personalized and unique approach is the right way to engage with each person […]

Ten signs your aging parents are in need of help

 

Missed medication. Pills might be lying on the kitchen floor, or they are running out of pills before the next prescription can be refilled. An empty fridge. Sometimes food has gone bad. Your parents tell you they shop for groceries but they’re actually haven’t been there for weeks.

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2016 National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year Award Finalists Announced

The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, a national leader in the movement to make compassion a vital element in every patient-caregiver interaction, has selected six finalists from across the U.S. for the 2016 National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year (NCCY) Award. These finalists represent healthcare professionals who make a profound difference through their unmatched dedication […]