Archive | Family Care


Nursing homes’ push for profit can clash with patient needs

A bottom-line mentality in modern nursing home chains is clashing with a creaky regulatory system that can leave vulnerable patients in unlicensed assisted-living facilities that are often inadequate and sometimes dangerous.

Read the full story

Posted in Family Care0 Comments

Senior woman holding hands with doctor in home

Study: Are dementia cases beginning to slow down?

In a hopeful sign for the health of the nation’s brains, the percentage of American seniors with dementia is dropping, a new study finds.

Read the full story

Posted in Family Care, Health studies0 Comments

holidays, Christmas, group

5 tips to help Alzheimer’s families have happier holidays

Dealing with Alzheimer’s disease can be difficult any time of year, but the holidays present unique challenges for patients and their families.

Read the full story

Posted in Health, Family Care0 Comments

Adult Daughter Helping Senior Tie Shoelaces

Many caregivers spend $7K annually out of pocket

Denise Sleeper has sold her home, spent most of her retirement savings and quit her job to care for her husband since his Alzheimer’s disease struck two years ago.

Read the full story

Posted in Family Care0 Comments

family, grandparent, generational

Practical remodeling tips for multi-generational families

Parents, grandparents and children all living happily together under one roof; it’s an iconic American image you may associate with the good old days.

Read the full story

Posted in Family Care, Housing Options0 Comments

Vivian Guzofsky, 88, holds a baby doll at Sunrise Senior Living in Beverly Hills, Calif. Guzofsky, who has Alzheimer's disease, is calm when taking care of the dolls.
Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News

When pretend play is real for Alzheimer’s patients

No one knows whether she believes she is holding a doll or a real baby. What the staff at Sunrise Senior Living do know is that Guzofsky, who can get agitated and aggressive, is always calm when caring for the dolls.

Read the full story

Posted in Family Care, Features0 Comments

Page 12 of 49« First...1011121314...203040...Last »

Join Now for the 50 Plus Newsletter