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US Alzheimer’s rate could be dropping

An American over age 60 today has a 44 percent lower chance of developing dementia than a similar-aged person did roughly 30 years ago, the longest study of these trends in the U.S. concluded.

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Poll profiles American caregivers

WASHINGTON — More Americans may wind being caregivers for mom as she gets older, but a new poll shows the most stressful kind of caregiving is for a frail spouse. According to the poll, by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, there were five revelations: •Effect on families — Half of people 40 and older […]

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Things to consider when choosing a facility

By Kate Oosterman Choosing a care facility for a loved one is not easy, and with all of the many options available, it may seem a bit overwhelming. However, by conducting thorough research, you will be able to help your loved one comfortably settle into the perfect facility. Here are a few tips on what […]

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Medicaid not meant to shoulder burden of care

The extent to which families rely on Medicaid to pay for long-term care means the program’s money is being stretched way too thin.

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Medical, health, doctor, internet, records, telemedicine

Webcam, smartphone: Age of telemedicine

Welcome to the virtual house call. It’s increasingly getting attention in the United States as a way to conveniently diagnose simple maladies, such as whether that runny nose and cough is a cold or the flu.

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Retirees help caregivers with hospital stays

Edwin Pacheco was in and out of the hospital for months. He’d survived one organ transplant and desperately needed another. But he wasn’t the only one suffering. Few people asked how his wife was holding up as she kept vigil.

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