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Baby Boomers’ fate hangs in the balance alongside Medicare

Medicare has recently been the target of possible federal budget cuts, and official discussions have been ongoing about whether or not to dissolve the program....

July 1, 2011

Alan Wu

Singing brings joy to Welsh dementia patients

The U.S. Alzheimer's Association reports that there are currently about 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer's, the most common form of dementia. ...

July 1, 2011

Jasmine Phu

Medical alert systems and medication vigilance can improve senior safety

Even though the ice and snow have long since melted and summer has arrived, seniors are still at risk of falling. ...

July 1, 2011

Alan Wu

Study: Sundowning may be biological symptom of dementia

"Sundowning," a syndrome that occurs in some dementia patients, causes these individuals to experience anxiety, disorientation and increased confusion....

June 28, 2011

Jasmine Phu

Study: Cinnamon extract may be dementia’s natural enemy

Researchers at Tel Aviv University recently discovered that cinnamon has antiviral properties that may inhibit the development of Alzheimer’s disease. ...

June 28, 2011

Lisa Wurth

Family caregivers should take time for themselves, experts say

Taking care of seniors can be overwhelming and exhausting, and caregivers should remember to look after themselves as well. ...

June 21, 2011

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Inside or outside, elderly alert systems can be helpful in case of a fall

Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School recently conducted a study on the causes of falls for older adults, and they found that the risk of falling varies from person...

June 13, 2011

Jasmine Phu

A quiz to see if Dad needs a little more help

It's hard to shop for any Father's Day, but it may become more difficult to find out what Dad wants as he grows older....

June 9, 2011

Lisa Wurth

Woman teaches seniors how to avoid falls in Mineola, NY

Learning the right practices for staying mobile - and avoiding falls - is a key to healthy, independent living....

June 8, 2011

Alan Wu

A midlife crisis turns into Alzheimer’s disease

As a senior general manager at PC World, Chris McGlone was at the top of the world. But, one day, he started feeling like things were getting a little more difficult. The trend continued. ...

June 2, 2011

Jasmine Phu