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How To Help Alzheimer’s Patients Enjoy Life, Not Just ‘Fade Away’

Alzheimer’s disease has an unusual distinction: It’s the illness that Americans fear most; more than cancer, stroke or heart disease.

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(L to R)  Ruth Gottlieb, Susan Kaplowitz, professor of Kinesiology and Health and Jean Timper pose for a picture after healthy bones session.

Exercise Sparks New Life in Aging Adults

For members at the East Brunswick Senior Center, exercise is the high point of their day. What gets them most excited? Line dancing.

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Like Hunger Or Thirst, Loneliness In Older People Can Be Eased

It’s widely believed that older age is darkened by persistent loneliness. But a considerable body of research confirms this isn’t the case.

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Storytelling: A Way For Adult Siblings To Cope With Parent Care

Adult siblings frequently work together to manage parental care, and many encounter additional stress and complications because of this new partnership.

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An actor (right), trained to play a patient with advanced Alzheimer’s disease, role plays with a participant at UCLA Health’s Alzheimer’s Caregiver Boot Camp.

‘Boot Camp’ Helps Alzheimer’s, Dementia Caregivers Take Care Of Themselves, Too

Gary Carmona thought he could do it all. He’s run companies and chaired nonprofit boards. But since his wife was diagnosed with dementia, Carmona, 77, has felt overwhelmed.

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Renzo Viscardi (center), pictured with his parents Anthony Viscardi and Cheryl Dougan, relies on round-the-clock care from home health aides. (Courtesy of Cheryl Dougan)

Shortage Of Home Health Aides Robs Thousands Of Proper Care

Acute shortages of home health aides and nursing assistants are cropping up across the country, threatening care for people with serious disabilities and vulnerable older adults.

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