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The aging in place concept promotes quality of life for a frail elder

By Micha Shalev The phrase “home is where the heart is” captures the sentiments of many older adults when it comes to making choices about where they live as they age. Eighty-nine percent of those people 50 and over surveyed in 2005 stated that they would prefer to remain in their home indefinitely. Should they […]

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Sundowning and troubling behavior in people with dementia

By Micha Shalev Some people with Alzheimer’s disease experience confusion and agitation that escalate in the late afternoon or evening. They have trouble going to bed and staying asleep. Experts believe this behavior, commonly called sundowning, is caused by a combination of exhaustion and changes in the person’s biological clock that confuse day and night. […]

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