Caregivers Rejoice as University of Texas Invests in Aging and Longevity Research

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Texas is Aging Fast By 2040, the number of Texans over the age of 65 will account for a full 1/5 (or 20%) of the state’s entire population. This growing population faces unique challenges and requires a unique set of resources—something family caregivers are all-too-familiar with. However, studies into the needs of elderly individuals had […]

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How Caregivers Can Handle Holidays with Dementia Patients

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Don’t Let Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia “Ruin” Your Holiday Traditions When you’re caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, every day can be a struggle. Balancing their needs and yours while still trying to accomplish everything that needs to be done in a day can take a toll on anyone. That stress can […]

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The Value of an In-Home Dementia Caregiver and How to Protect Them

In-Home Dementia Care is a Very Personal Struggle It can be difficult to estimate the value of an in-home dementia caregiver here in Texas because there’s not a lot of solid research in this field. However, it’s clear that the majority of this type of care given to those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease […]

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New Film Chronicles the Power of Music Therapy for Dementia Patients

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Music Therapy for Dementia Patients is as Old as Song Music therapy for dementia patients is not a new thing. The notion that music can reach beyond the surface layers of our cognition and touch us deeply is hundreds, perhaps thousands of years old. Shamans, musicians, religious leaders, and even modern-day politicians have been using […]

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In-Home Alzheimer’s Care in Texas Alleviates Stress While Researchers Search for a Cure

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In a major announcement from Washington, Congress has overwhelmingly approved a $400 million investment in Alzheimer’s research. Medical experts at the National Institute of Health are hopeful that influx of funding could one day lead to a cure. However, until that day, family caregivers who deal with the real-life consequences of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis need […]

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June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Learn Ten Ways to Love Your Brain This June, during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, join the Alzheimer’s Association® to help raise awareness of this devastating disease. You can start by learning and sharing 10 Ways to Love your Brain. Research is still evolving, but evidence is strong that people can reduce their risk of […]

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When is It Time for Elderly Drivers to Surrender Their License?

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Elderly Drivers Often Don’t Know When to Say “When” One of the hardest things aging individuals struggle with is the loss of independence. These proud people have lived by themselves for years, done everything for themselves, and don’t want to burden anyone else in any way. Unfortunately, there comes a time when elderly individuals must […]

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Senior Care Study Shows Phone Calls May Keep Loved Ones Out of Hospitals

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Keeping your elderly loved one out of the hospital may be as simple as checking in by phone. That’s what the results of a new study from Harvard University have uncovered: if at-home caregivers used a specific checklist at the end of every visit, families avoided costly and dangerous re-hospitalization. Which is wonderful news because […]

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NIA Recommends In-Home Care so Individuals Can Age in Place

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Studies have shown that elderly individuals struggling with the reality of their declining ability to care for themselves actually fear the loss of their independence and being forced to move into a nursing home more than death itself. Thankfully there are many more options available to your loved ones now than simply “moving into a […]

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5 Easy New Year’s Resolutions for Elderly Folks

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New Year’s Resolutions for Elderly Individuals That they Can Keep! It’s not easy for anyone to stick to those New Year’s resolutions but elderly folks often have more difficulty in doing so than the rest of us. Part of the problem is many of us make resolutions that are simply too big. The secret to […]

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