April 2014 Posts

Tensions Surface in Caregiving Stepfamilies

A study from the University of Michigan finds that women who remarry later in life and care for their husbands dealing with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia experience a lack of support from their partners’ children.

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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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