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A Late-Life Surprise: Taking Care Of Frail, Aging Parents

The implications of later-life caregiving are considerable. Turning an elderly parent in bed, helping someone get into a car or waking up at night to provide assistance can be demanding on older bodies

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New Technology Promotes Healthy Aging In Place

From simple wearable devices to high-tech monitoring systems, the list of gadgets designed to help aging boomers stay independent is extensive and growing.

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Innovative Couples’ Intervention Helps People With Dementia Communicate

For couples with decades of shared memories, a partner’s decline in the ability to communicate is frightening and frustrating.

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1,400 Nursing Homes Get Lower Medicare Ratings Because Of Staffing Concerns

Nursing home industry officials have acknowledged that some facilities are struggling to meet the new payroll reporting requirements.

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People Caring For Family Members With Dementia Are Sleep Deprived

These disruptions can lead to chronic sleep deprivation and place caregivers at risk for depression, weight gain, heart disease and premature death.

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More Than Senior Moments: Better Dementia Detection Is Urged

Too few people with signs of mental decline or dementia are getting checked during routine medical visits or told when a problem is found, says a panel of Alzheimer’s disease expert.

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