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The Benefits of In-home Caregivers

       Baby Boomers are the fastest growing population in the world. By 2014, the number of Americans ages 55-64 will reach 40 million (CDC, 2013). The elderly population is living longer translating to increased care in health care, … 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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Dehydration in …

Dehydration in the Elderly          Dehydration is a major cause of high morbidity and mortality in the elderly. It is one of the primary causes of elderly hospitalization, and can be fatal if not treated. Due to a decrease in … 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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