A Parent has Alzheimer’s and a Gun. What Do You Do?

Ever since Gregg Schnepp retired, his favorite activity has been gathering with his friends at the shooting range. According to his wife, Joanne, who is a strong believer in the right to bear arms, “shooting is about his only … [Read more...]

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Discriminated Against for Having the “Wrong Type of Illness”

Long-term care services, whether provided in institutions or in the community, are essential to the well-being of many elderly and non-elderly people with limitations in performing daily activities. In the United States, in … [Read more...]

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Critter Corner: Should My Uncle With Dementia Still Be Driving?

Dear Commander Bun Bun,My dad broke the news to me that his brother has dementia. I have always been close with my uncle, so I was quite upset to hear about it. He told me that he will be driving to our house next weekend to … [Read more...]

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Is it Dementia or Adult ADHD?

Ginny is a 58-year-old widow who struggles each day with where she puts her keys, her cell phone, her purse, and even sometimes her coffee cup after she fills it with coffee. She often has trouble following conversations, and … [Read more...]

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Alzheimer’s Lost Memories May Be Recoverable

Jennifer was 42 years-old when she was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s.  She was heartbroken at first, wondering if she would remember the details of her first love, her child's wobbly first steps, her overseas travels, or … [Read more...]

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Does it Matter Whether You Visit a Loved One with Alzheimer’s?

 Kathleen's grandmother, Ruth, has Alzheimer's and is in a nursing home. When she first moved in, Kathleen's mother and her uncle would visit often, bringing Ruth her favorite foods, musical recordings, and photos to … [Read more...]

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Bring Your Mom to Work: On-Site Elder Day Care at Workplaces

 Karen spent many years in school to get her PhD, followed by years of work to become a tenured professor at a university, and eventually a department head. She and her husband delayed starting a family, and when she was … [Read more...]

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Stop Playing Those Mind Games?!?

Example of a Lumosity Game Brain teasers and mind games sure seem like a good way to keep your mind sharp. In fact, in a recent study published in the Journal of American Geriatrics, it was found that cognitive exercises … [Read more...]

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How to Stave Off Dementia

Q. I am in my mid 50's and have a history of dementia in my family. My mother, three of my aunts, and one uncle died from it, and I want to do whatever I can to protect myself from the disease, if at all possible. My cousin lives … [Read more...]

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Top 15 Articles of 2015

From the 50th birthday of Medicaid and Medicare and the 80th birthday of Social Security to the once-a-decade White House Conference on Aging, we covered a lot of ground in 2015. It was a year that included a new act being passed … [Read more...]

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