Category 'Aging'

Testing for Early Cognitive Troubles

How are a bicycle and a train similar? How many nickels are in 35 cents? These are two of the questions in a short assessment called the Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE) that helps detect early signs of cognitive, memory and thinking difficulties.

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Elderly Loved Ones Resist Asking for Help

When seniors realize their world now involves less doing and more asking for help, they may sense they are a burden and vow to keep silent about needing assistance.

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Empty Nest No Longer Exists, According to Study

In a study, parents in their 40s and 50s elicited a mix of joy, frustration, exhaustion and uncertainty in actively assisting both young and older family members.

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Conversations With Adult Children; Slowing the Progression of Alzheimer’s

These and other stories are in the April edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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Peanut Butter May Help Detect Alzheimer’s

A dollop of peanut butter and a ruler may soon be a common tool for helping detect early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.

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Senior Centers Reinvent Themselves to Entice Baby Boomers

Since a large percentage of America’s boomers—age 55 and older—still work, travel often to see family or take frequent vacations, senior centers nationwide are starting to reinvent their image to attract these fit and active baby boomers.

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Improving Sibling Relationships With Age

No sibling relationship is perfect, but hopefully the years have mellowed your misunderstandings and strengthened your communication.

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Health Tips for Aging Pets

The companionship of pets is a proven boost to the health of older people and helps alleviate loneliness and depression. So how can the elderly help their beloved Max, Buddy or Tiger age well and live longer?

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Older Workers Exercise Wellness Options

In the United States, more than 80 percent of mid-size to large companies now offer wellness programs for their employees. Because of the precarious economy and uncertainty over the financial costs of retirement, a growing rate of older workers are rethinking their career longevity and taking advantage of these workplace health options.

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Serious Concussions May Affect Alzheimer’s Risk

If you’ve suffered a blackout concussion early in life, a new Mayo Clinic study shows your brain may be at risk for building up Alzheimer’s-type plaques as you age.

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