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Learn to make the most of a doctor’s appointment

Many older adults enter the doctor's office and are hesitant to ask any questions that extend beyond formalities. However, not being open with concerns can have consequences down the road. ...

October 20, 2010

Alan Wu

Prepare for Alzheimer’s with a personal emergency response system

This coming month is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and FOXNews.com recommends that this can be an important time for baby boomers to reflect on their options for living at hom...

October 19, 2010

Alan Wu

Elderly alert system can help strained family relationships

A number of studies have revealed the negative effects that caring for an elderly parent can have on an adult child in the workplace, but new findings reveal that the stress of the sandwich ...

October 14, 2010

Alan Wu

Medical alert system, home healthcare can be alternative to nursing home

Myron Karpij, 48, had been taking care of his mother for several years and watched her as symptoms of Alzheimer's slowly became more and more pronounced. Eventually, he realized that the car...

October 11, 2010

Alan Wu

New healthcare app for smartphones helps caregivers

A new app that is designed to help caregivers keep track of important information about their patients, Allscripts Mobile Homecare, has been developed for smartphones, according to TMCNet.co...

October 6, 2010

Alan Wu

Michigan communities push for a tax increase to help elderly

Some counties in Michigan, such as Wayne, Oakland and Maycomb, are quickly approaching a voting season that has been marked by one of the hottest topics in the region - caring for the area's...

October 4, 2010


AARP hosts 50+ conference in Florida

The AARP's annual conference, Orlando@50+, began on Thursday, September 29 and is set to run through Saturday night, with concerts, exhibitions, demonstrations and more, according to Florida...

October 1, 2010

Jasmine Phu

22,000 seniors left in the cold by Harvard Pilgrim

The second-largest health insurance provider of Massachusetts, Harvard Pilgrim, has announced that it will end coverage for those who are subscribed to its Medicare Advantage plan at the end...

September 29, 2010

Alan Wu

Class pairs medical students with seniors

One class at the University of Minnesota gives some medical students hands-on experience in caring for senior citizens, while also becoming their friends, according to NECN.com. ...

September 27, 2010

Alan Wu

Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski to attend 2011 ALFA conference

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, hosts of MSNBC's Morning Joe, have agreed to speak at April's Assisted Living Federation of America's 2011 conference, which will discuss the future opti...

September 23, 2010

Alan Wu

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