Fifty years after its inception, the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging will have a more important role than ever as America’s senior population continues to grow, according to the newest issue of the Public Policy and Aging Report (PPAR).
As if shopping for picky teenagers and relatives who have everything weren’t hard enough, many gift lists include someone who has Alzheimer’s or another dementia. What do you give him or her that’s useful or meaningful? Continue reading
When a family member has a dementia such as Alzheimer’s, it affects everyone in the family, including children and grandchildren. Giving children understandable information about dementia can help them cope with Alzheimer’s in their family. Continue reading
Laughter Might Be Good Medicine for Alzheimer’s Patients Staywell Custom Communications (HealthDay News) — Exposing Alzheimer’s patients to “humor therapy” appears as effective as psychiatric drugs in reducing the agitation that often plagues those struggling with dementia, new Australian research … Continue reading
10 Things to Discuss with a New Caregiver By Kate Rauch You’ve finally found a great personal elder care caregiver or companion for your parent, and tomorrow is her first day. But wait: Have you forgotten to tell her anything? … Continue reading
Elder Care Seattle: 5 Secrets to Aging Well How to be happier and healthier for the rest of your life By Paula Spencer Scott, Caring.com senior editor We’d all like to make it to 100 — but let’s face it, … Continue reading