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Potentially abusive behavior and family caregivers

These types of behaviors can act as early warning signs to more serious harmful future psychological and physical abusive behaviors.

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Alzheimer’s: Practical tips can help patient, caregiver

Anyone caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease likely can relate to former first lady Nancy Reagan, who called the illness suffered by former President Ronald Reagan “a truly long, long goodbye.”

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Overcoming the loss of living with a dementia sufferer

Imagine living with a stranger. Sharing your kitchen, your living room and your bathroom with somebody who doesn’t really know you.

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Brain scans find protein a marker of Alzheimer’s decline

Scientists are peeking inside living brains to watch for the first time as a toxic duo of plaques and tangles interact to drive Alzheimer’s disease.

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Elder care researcher shares her personal journey

Olson knew from her work how unreasonable the bureaucratic welfare system was, but it was much worse than she had imagined.

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Loneliness hurts: Health about more than disease

Grandma’s cholesterol is OK, but maybe the doctor should be asking about her social life, too. New research suggests factors such as loneliness and whether they’ve broken any bones since middle age also play a role in the well-being of older adults.

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