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Coronavirus: Elderly Dependents Don’t Get Stimulus Checks

Coronavirus: Elderly Dependents Don’t Get Stimulus Checks Now that the coronavirus pandemic has crippled the nation’s economy, millions of Americans are anxiously awaiting the arrival of stimulus checks desperately needed to offset wages lost to the nationwide shutdown. Unfortunately, it turns out that many older adults who must rely on family members for care and … Continue reading “Coronavirus: Elderly Dependents Don’t Get Stimulus Checks”

Misleading and Dangerous Information During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Misleading and Dangerous Information During the Coronavirus Pandemic Because COVID-19 had never before infected humans, much remains unknown about this potentially deadly virus, including means of prevention and treatment. Unfortunately, this knowledge vacuum has allowed a great deal of disinformation – including conspiracy theories, rumors, and myths — to circulate on the airwaves and through … Continue reading “Misleading and Dangerous Information During the Coronavirus Pandemic”

Financial impact of Dementia During Tax Season

Financial impact of Dementia During Tax Season When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, much of the focus goes on how to care for the older adult living with the condition. What may not be as apparent are the significant costs associated with dementia care. Alzheimer’s disease is the most expensive disease in … Continue reading “Financial impact of Dementia During Tax Season”

Scam Alert/Fraud Alert

Scam Alert/Fraud Alert Since the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, older adults have been taking extra precautions to avoid becoming infected with the disease. Now, seniors must take precautions from being conned by fraudsters whose scams are spreading just as quickly as COVID-19 itself. Scammers posing as Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents have targeted older … Continue reading “Scam Alert/Fraud Alert”

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”

Is Telehealth a Digital Solution for Dementia Care?

Is Telehealth a Digital Solution for Dementia Care? Using telehealth services for dementia care is just as effective as traditional face-to-face home visits, and maybe a more affordable alternative for older adults, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. The study found that using a laptop, tablet, or smartphone … Continue reading “Is Telehealth a Digital Solution for Dementia Care?”

2020 Age-Technology Trends

2020 Age-Technology Trends Sheltering in place left many older adults in social isolation as they took extra precautions to avoid exposure to the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). The government-issued stay-at-home orders prevented seniors from getting in-home visits from family and friends, going to senior or respite centers, shopping for groceries, and enjoying other daily activities. But, … Continue reading “2020 Age-Technology Trends”

Dementia Caregiving During Coronavirus

Dementia Caregiving During Coronavirus Caring for an older adult with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia has become even more challenging in the wake of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In addition to helping with bathing, dressing, eating, and other daily living activities, caregivers must find ways to reduce an older adult’s exposure … Continue reading “Dementia Caregiving During Coronavirus”

Dementia Care: Caregivers Living Well with Dementia Patients

Dementia Care: Caregivers Living Well with Dementia Patients A diagnosis of dementia can bring fear and discouragement to a family, especially to the one receiving the diagnosis and the one designated as the caregiver. Although days of uncertainty lie ahead, it is possible for people with dementia to live well and continue to do their … Continue reading “Dementia Care: Caregivers Living Well with Dementia Patients”

Health: Pairing These Foods Together Could Increase Your Risk of Dementia

Health: Pairing These Foods Together Could Increase Your Risk of Dementia Many studies have found that poor diets consisting of sodium, refined sugar, and fat can lead to serious health conditions and impact brain health. Now, a new study shows that consistently eating a combination of highly processed meats and starchy foods may increase the … Continue reading “Health: Pairing These Foods Together Could Increase Your Risk of Dementia”