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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World Health Day Is April 7

Every year on April 7, the World Health Organization sponsors World Health Day to focus international attention on global health issues.

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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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Senior Obesity Is on the Rise

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey reported in 2013 that more than one-third of adults 65 and older are obese.

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Right at Home Stays Healthy

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Your Family Caregiver Toolbox

Being a family caregiver can feel isolating and confusing. But where do you turn for true direction about day-to-day care needs?

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