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Tool may predict future dementia problems

MINNEAPOLIS — Researchers have developed a new scoring system to help determine which elderly people may be at a higher risk of developing the memory and thinking problems that can lead to dementia, according to a new study published in the March 18 online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of […]

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Tour a Nursing Home

Here are some guidelines to help you know what to look for when visiting nursing homes. There are a wide array of characteristics that affect quality of care in nursing homes, and some of these will affect your care or your loved ones care more than others. So don’t be overwhelmed by the sheer number […]

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Julianne Moore portrays Alzheimer’s sufferer

Adapted from Lisa Genova’s bestselling book, the tender and occasionally harrowing drama Still Alice tells the story of an accomplished Columbia University linguistics professor who discovers that she has early onset Alzheimer’s.

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Informal caregivers receive recognition, support

It was supposed to be a quiet evening at home with dear friends. I spent the afternoon cooking. Two hours before the meal, my friend called to say she had received a call from her 85-year-old mother.

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Hybrid tricycle designed to increase mobility

Not a stranger to designing new technology to meet his needs, Janes worked out a design for the Access Hybrid to give his father a way to be active despite his declining physical health,

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How to prevent falls in the elderly

By Michael Miskis It’s important to think about safety and fall prevention before the snow falls and icy conditions form around your home. As one ages, it’s increasingly important to assess one’s environment and be sure to reduce obstacles and impediments that could cause accidents, such as a fall, possibly resulting in serious injury. “An […]

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