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Are the elderly to blame for the NHS/MEDICARE/MEDICAID crisis?

Baby boomers are often blamed for the financial crisis of the health system in the first world countries. This is an excerpt from an 89-year old lady who went on the defensive in London. “AS AN 89-year old, I am … Continue reading

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Visual Loss in Alzheimer’s Disease

Visual Loss in Alzheimer ’s Disease       Visual impairment related to Alzheimer’s disease is commonly seen in about 60% of the population.  Loss of vision in Alzheimer’s disease does not directly affect the eye rather by the deterioration of the … Continue reading

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ELDERLY DRIVERS

Driving is important in maintaining the independence, social activities, and self-satisfaction of the elderly. Research showed that individuals who stopped driving or have their licenses suspended due to safety concerns by the department of motor vehicles (DMV) have a higher … Continue reading

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TIPS FOR HIRING A CAREGIVER

The Aging Population Trend in the United States The growth of the population age 65 and over affects many aspects of our society, challenging policymakers, families, businesses, and health care providers, among others, to meet the needs of aging individuals. … Continue reading

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Why are Memory Screenings Important?

Memory screenings are a significant first step toward finding out if a person may have a memory problem. Memory problems could be caused by Alzheimer’s disease or other medical conditions. While a memory screening is not used to diagnose any … Continue reading

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The Impact of Spirituality on Family Caregivers

Several studies on family caregiving have proven that family caregivers who provide care to elders can experience a decline in their own health, as manifested in depression, anxiety, and deterioration in their physical health three years after the care has … Continue reading

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