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Alcohol Misuse Rises Among Older Adults

Alcohol Misuse Rises Among Older Adults December 5, 2017 It had been a stressful day. Recently retired, Mary now spends her time caring for her elderly parents, an hour’s drive away, and today had been particularly trying. Her father, with dementia, had been uncooperative, and the whole day had felt like a long battle. Mary

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Alzheimer’s update

Exercise can help people with Alzheimer’s stay healthy, prevent certain diseases, and have better sleep habits. Help them try all 4 types of exercise: endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Endurance: Take walks or dance together. Strength: Lift weights or household items such as soup cans. Balance: Try Go4Life balance exercises, using a wall or a

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Alzheimer’s Online Info

There is so much information about Alzheimer’s and dementia available online—how can you tell which information you can trust? Ask yourself these questions: Is the website run by a Federal agency, medical school, or large professional or nonprofit organization? When was the information written or the webpage last updated? Does the website offer unbelievable solutions

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Alzheimer’s

As a caregiver, you might feel impatient when the person with Alzheimer’s struggles to find words or forgets what they want to say. Here are some ways to communicate more effectively with your loved one: Ask questions that require a yes or no answer. For example, you could say, “Are you tired?” instead of “How

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7 Tips when choosing a nursing home

No matter your reason for looking into long-term care, here are some tips to keep in mind when choosing a nursing home or care facility: •Consider. What is important to you—nursing care, meals, physical therapy, a faith community, hospice care, or Special Care Units for dementia patients? Do you want a place close to family

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