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Disease Management

Alzheimers Care: Can Someone With Alzheimers Drive a Car?

If you have an elderly parent, grandparent, spouse or other relative, or even a beloved friend, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimers, you’re likely concerned about their safety on the road, and you may have questions like these: How long can someone with Alzheimers keep

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Disease Management

Study: Regular Exercise May Prevent Alzheimer’s

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Kentucky College of Health Services suggests that exercise might help to provide future protection from Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, it might help Alzheimers care specialists to keep people healthy. Led by Nathan Johnson PT, DPT, Ph.D.

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Disease Management

New Study Links Common Medications to Dementia

When elderly individuals have a cold, experience allergies, suffer urinary incontinence, deal with asthma, or cope with sleeping problems, it’s common to reach for the medicine cabinet to alleviate discomfort in symptoms. But new research suggests that you might want to think first before downing

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Senior Health

Best of Senior In-Home Care in Houston, Again!

2016 SeniorAdvisor.com Award Winner           We are proud to announce, for the second year in a row, that we have earned this exclusive designation from SeniorAdvisor.com, an online ratings and review site for senior care companies and services offered across North America.

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Caregiving

Selecting the Right Home Health Care Provider

Home health care is a difficult but inevitable conversation many seniors and loved ones must have. Alzheimer’s disease — a disease occurring at the onset of old age — is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Alzheimer’s entails a loss

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Caregiving

What You Need To Know About In-Home Care

Receiving in home care or medical support is not unusual or uncommon. In fact, about 8,357,100 people receive support annually from home health agencies, nursing homes, hospices, residential care communities, and adult day service centers. The fact of the matter is that too few people

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Glaucoma in Seniors: Symptoms & Care

By Jeannette Franks, PhD Glaucoma is a cluster of diseases that can damage the eye’s optic nerve and result in irreversible vision loss-and ultimately can cause total blindness. It is one of the leading causes of legal blindness in the US and probably the most

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Subtracting Gravity from Alzheimer’s

March 4, 2015: Alzheimer’s disease is a global problem. In the United States alone, more than 5 million people have the disease and a new diagnosis is made every 67 seconds—numbers that are just a fraction of worldwide totals. Among medical researchers, Alzheimer’s is a

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Two Kinds of Hospital Patients: Admitted, and Not

Judith Stein got a call from her mother recently, reporting that a friend was in the hospital. “Be sure she’s admitted,” Ms. Stein said. As executive director of the Center for Medicare Advocacy, she has gotten all too savvy about this stuff. “Of course she’s admitted,”

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‘Dementia Dogs’ Give Patients Back Their Lives

The role of the service dog has expanded immensely over the last few decades. Years ago, service dogs were used only to assist the blind. But these days, dogs have been trained to help with everything from hearing to mobility. And now, service dogs can add dementia-assistance to their resume, as

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