Category: Medical News

The Accidental Discovery That’s Curing Mice of Parkinson’s Disease

Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine who thought they were examining connective tissue cell protein got quite a surprise when they alternatively discovered a therapy to eliminate the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in mice. Not just that, but the treatment could be beneficial in various conditions that call for the need to […]

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Top COVID-19 Resources for Older Adults and Family Caregivers

Researching the best place to turn with regard to the latest, most reliable info on COVID-19, specifically as it relates to older adults and people who provide caregiving assistance for them, is very important – and complicated. Due to many sources and differing opinions on this exceptional topic, we wanted to help make it simpler to locate […]

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The Questions You Need to Ask Senior Care Physicians

Of the many responsibilities a family caregiver faces, perhaps one of the more daunting is managing health conditions. The National Council on Aging reports that nearly ¾ of all older adults are clinically determined to have a minimum of two chronic illnesses, and are seeing an average of four senior care physicians.  

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Dementia and Communication Strategies: Nonverbal Techniques

It can be frustrating dealing with dementia, and communication strategies may not always be successful, particularly in the middle and later stages of the disease. Brain changes impact the ability to hear, process, and respond effectively to conversations, and it’s up to us, as caregivers to implement new approaches to communicating to more successfully connect […]

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