Helping The Elderly JULY 2021

Helping The Elderly JULY 2021 In Albany County, New York, some older adults have resumed their outside activities for the first time since the coronavirus disease pandemic gripped the nation. Other seniors, however, are facing more challenges in their return to normalcy. So, Community Caregivers are stepping in to help them out. The Guilderland-based nonprofit … Continue reading “Helping The Elderly JULY 2021”

Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert

Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert During the COVID-19 pandemic, families kept in touch with their elderly family members to make sure that they were safe. Now, advocates for seniors are urging families to keep the lines of communication open to make sure their loved ones are not falling for financial scams. It’s not always easy … Continue reading “Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert”

Senior Age Tech

Senior Age Tech The age-tech industry is expected to boom over the next few years, and AARP plans to help it along through its Innovation Labs. AARP believes that helping companies in their efforts to offer “innovative, senior-focused tech-based products and services” allows older adults to choose how they live as they age. Companies and … Continue reading “Senior Age Tech”

Budget For Caregiving

Budget For Caregiving When we think of frontline workers in the healthcare profession, doctors, nurses, and pharmacists are a few that come to mind. People who are usually left off the frontline workers list but are also committed to helping the sick and elderly are caregivers. Because of this, caregiver advocacy groups recommend families include … Continue reading “Budget For Caregiving”

Latest on Alzheimer Drugs

Latest on Alzheimer Drugs A Berwyn, Pennsylvania biopharmaceutical firm plans to add a new drug to fight against Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Annovis Bio recently announced positive results from clinical testing ANVS401, the company’s lead experimental drug. After releasing Phase 2 study data in late May, the firm’s stock surged 127 percent at $60 … Continue reading “Latest on Alzheimer Drugs”

Coronavirus- The Latest News and Information

Coronavirus- The Latest News and Information As the United States attempts to return to normalcy after the COVID-19 pandemic, health officials and scientists are worried that the highly contagious and rapidly spreading Delta variant is challenging the nation’s recovery efforts. Delta Variant The Delta variant is now the dominant variant in the United States, accounting … Continue reading “Coronavirus- The Latest News and Information”

Caregiver Burnout: Steps for Coping With Stress

Caregiver Burnout: Steps for Coping With Stress Without a doubt, 2020 was a stressful year for older adults because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And, the stress was even greater for those who cared for seniors during this turbulent time. Routine caregiving, however, was an overwhelming responsibility long before the coronavirus disease outbreak. In fact, a … Continue reading “Caregiver Burnout: Steps for Coping With Stress”

Parkinson’s Disease Rates Exploding

Parkinson’s Disease Rates Exploding Growing evidence suggests that a chemical widely used in industrial degreasing, dry cleaning products, shoe polish, and paint removers may be contributing to an increase in the number of Parkinson’s disease cases. The chemical trichloroethylene (TCE) is usually found where hazardous waste has been dumped and left out in the open … Continue reading “Parkinson’s Disease Rates Exploding”

The Latest on Fighting Alzheimer’s

The Latest on Fighting Alzheimer’s A recent study suggests that a better understanding of the role microglia cells play in Alzheimer’s disease may offer new targets to go after in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Microglia, considered the immune cells of the brain, are responsible for clearing the brain of cellular debris and waste, such as … Continue reading “The Latest on Fighting Alzheimer’s”

Happy 4th of July – Our Historic Day of Independence

Happy 4th of July – Our Historic Day of Independence For many, the 4th of July is a day for summer fun, relaxation, barbeques, and fireworks. But let us also remember that this day was forever etched in time by those who believed in a country where all men and women are equal and dedicated … Continue reading “Happy 4th of July – Our Historic Day of Independence”