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May is ‘Older Americans Month’


May is Older Americans Month and millions of baby boomers will celebrate this year. The silver tsunami hits U.S. shores as 10,000 baby boomers a day celebrate their 65th. birthday, and join the community of ‘older Americans.’ “Every May since … Continue reading

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How is Alzheimer’s Disease Treated?


How is Alzheimer’s Disease Treated? According to the National Institute on Aging, ”Alzheimer’s disease is a complex disease, and no single “magic bullet” is likely to prevent or cure it. That’s why current treatments focus on several different aspects, including helping people maintain … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Family Support


Supporting Families and Caregivers According to the National Institute on Aging, “Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease can have high physical, emotional, and financial costs. The demands of day-to-day care, changing family roles, and difficult decisions about placement in a care … Continue reading

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What Causes Alzheimer’s?


According to the National Institute on Aging, “Scientists don’t yet fully understand what causes Alzheimer’s disease, but it is clear that it develops because of a complex series of events that take place in the brain over a long period … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease-Mild, Moderate and Severe


November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month. Here’s more information from the National Institute on Aging on mild, moderate and severe stages of Alzheimer’s Disease. Mild Alzheimer’s Disease “As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, memory loss continues and changes in other cognitive … Continue reading

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Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease


November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. According to the National Institute on Aging, “Although we still don’t know what starts the Alzheimer’s disease process, we do know that damage to the brain begins as many as 10 to 20 years before … Continue reading

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Advancing Our Understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease


Advancing Our Understanding According to the National Institute on Aging, “Thirty years ago, we knew very little about Alzheimer’s disease. Since then, scientists have made many important advances. Research supported by NIA and other organizations has expanded knowledge of brain … Continue reading

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Baby Boomers Remember The 5th. Dimension


Millions of us Baby Boomers became of age listening to The Age of Aquarius and the incredible music of The 5th. Dimension. The original group consisted of Lamonte McLemore, Marilyn McCoo, Florence LaRue, Ron Townson, and Billy Davis Jr. Some … Continue reading

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Caregivers Attempt to Balance Their Personal Life and the Demands of Caring for Elderly Parents


Millions of Americans are now finding themselves in a place they have never been before–sandwiched between their careers, the needs of immediate family members, planning their own retirement, and providing care for elderly loved ones. Baby Boomers – Sandwiched Between Retirement … Continue reading

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The Sacred Journey of Caregiving-A Transformational Approach to Life


Are you the “designated caregiver” for your elderly relatives? Do you often feel overwhelmed, frustrated, angry, and ashamed? Are you afraid of not making the “right” decisions? Do you question your judgment, and feel guilty no matter what you do? … Continue reading

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