Yes, it is November and it is National Family Caregivers Month. Here are some links to great articles about what this means and why it is important to everyone.   Presidential Proclamation -- National Family Caregivers Month, 2016 Huffington Post stays on top of the reasons to celebrate Family Caregivers…
While comedian Will Ferrell has played a president before, being somewhat famous for his trademark impersonation of George W. Bush in his "Saturday Night Live" comedy sketches, the idea of his producing and staring in a so-called "dementia comedy," about President Ronald Reagan had many people anything but amused. Reports…
With more and more of us living longer and longer, we need a long term care solution more than ever. "About half of all senior citizens will need to spend about $138,000 for personal care over two years" - Yet, for one in seven, five years of care becomes necessary,…
Is your state providing money to help pay for caregivers, and you don’t know about it? A Pennsylvania state program that provides services and benefits to primary caregivers assisting the elderly is not being used as widely as it could, according to state Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne. The program…
Former first lady Nancy Reagan has died, according to the Reagan Foundation and her step-son Michael Reagan. She was 94.   “In 1995, the Reagan’s launched the Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Institute at the association, which has helped to raise and distribute about $15 million for research into the…
Update: Proposal for state funding of Long-Term Care on hold - Will the proposed Minnesota State constitutional amendment be reintroduced? The ability of seniors to cover the cost of Long-Term Care and Housing is a growing concern to them. With the baby-boom generation ageing and lifespan increasing, affordable housing and…
Monday, 29 February 2016 13:30

Health Care News Hype – Is It Real?

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News hype is something I discuss often, both in writing and in conversation. Consider: Most news outlets are businesses with the purpose of making a profit. The more people read their “news”, the more profit. Simple enough and that leaves readers with a responsibility. How do we learn ways to…
Across the country, thousands of nursing home residents face this situation every year: "You had to go to the hospital, and when it came time to return home, to your nursing home, you were told you couldn't move back in" This news is according to an article on the website…
Monday, 22 February 2016 12:02

Just Ten Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease?

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"People with Alzheimer’s may demonstrate unusual changes" Sometimes we have to be able to differentiate between News and Hype. Organizations looking for traffic on their channels and websites may give in to the tendency to Hype something that is really not so big. An example can be the weather. My…
Saturday, 20 February 2016 13:22

Causes of Alzheimer's - In The News

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Seems each week we are hearing about "New Studies" regarding Alzheimers disease and dementia. Some may feel it difficult to determine what is true and what is hype. Still, the headlines keep coming. Here are a few from the last week or so.