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One caregiver’s regret: How the CARE Act could have helped

By Elaine Ryan In August of 2014 Mary’s mother Eartha was discharged from the hospital after a short stay—an event that would have lasting consequences. When Mary arrived at the hospital that day, Eartha was ready to go, dressed and sitting in a wheelchair with a list of medications on her lap. Never given instructions […]

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Does my loved one have dementia, or not?

Dementia is the progressive deterioration in cognitive function — the ability to process thought (intelligence).

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More elderly use dangerous drug combinations

One in six older adults now regularly use potentially deadly combinations of prescription and over-the-counter medications and dietary supplements.

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Older patients carry superbugs after hospital stays

One in four seniors are bringing along stowaways from the hospital to their next stop: superbugs on their hands. Moreover, individuals who go to a nursing home or other post-acute care facility will continue to acquire new superbugs during their stay, according to findings made by University of Michigan researchers published in a JAMA Internal […]

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Brain fitness program may ease cognitive issues

Many elderly patients with mild cognitive impairment experienced better brain function after a “fitness” program designed to sharpen their minds.

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Transcendental Meditation cuts family caregiver stress

It has been estimated that over 20 percent of the U.S. population has served as an unpaid non-professional family caregiver for an elderly or disabled person — and the resulting stress can be devastating.

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