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Alzheimer’s: How caregiver and sick spouse can communicate

When a spouse is cognitively impaired, marital communication is impaired. As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, language problems increase in frequency.

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Keep elderly safe from summer heat

It is critically important that adults particularly susceptible to hyperthermia and other heat-related illnesses know how to safeguard against problems.

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Sandwich generation: The price of unpaid care

The need for simultaneous childcare and eldercare is a reality that can limit families’ — particularly women’s — opportunities for paying work.

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Why do more women than men have Alzheimer’s?

What else may put woman at extra risk? Could it be genetics? Biological differences in how women age? Maybe even lifestyle factors?

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Communication between hospital, nursing home critical

When older adults transfer between nursing homes and hospitals, inefficient and unclear communication between the organizations can hinder patient care.

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States finally take notice of family caregiver plight

Iraq war veteran Doug Mercer had been home in McAlester, Oklahoma, for just four days when he was in a motorcycle accident that left him broken and brain-damaged. His wife Michelle became his caregiver after he left the hospital.

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