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Arizona Exercise Seniors

As the American population continues to age, the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease will increase. The Alzheimer’s Organization estimates that in 2017, 5.5 million Americans were living with the disease. And without any major treatment breakthroughs, by 2050 that number is expected to nearly triple to 13.8 million Americans. So if you don’t know anyone suffering […]

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Arizona Senior

Writing an ongoing blog requires a lot of research. And during that process, we’ll occasionally come across articles that are interesting or useful, but don’t necessarily fit into their own post. So instead of letting those great articles go to waste, we thought we’d collect a few and share them for our reader’s enjoyment. In […]

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early onset arizona

When you think of the typical dementia or Alzheimer’s patient, who comes to mind? It’s probably an older person, right? That’s understandable, because statistics show nearly 96% of the 5.5 million Americans who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are 65 or older. So who makes up the other 4%? People diagnosed with dementia before age […]

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Arizona family caregiver

Update: President Trump signed the RAISE Family Caregivers Act into law last week.  Earlier this month we told you about a promising new bill making its way through the US Government that aims to provide much-needed help to family caregivers. Called the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, the new legislation directs […]

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wilder arizona alzheimer's caregivers

Earlier this month, Gene Wilder’s widow – Karen Wilder – shared with ABC news her experience of acting as her husband ‘s primary caregiver in the wake of his Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Her story is a frank account of the difficulty spouses face as they provide care for their ailing partner. But at the same time, […]

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Family Caregiver Phoenix

We frequently discuss the emotional costs associated with family caregiving, but the devastating financial costs often go unnoticed. When people cut back on their hours to take care of family members, or are forced to quit their jobs altogether, the costs add up fast. According to a study conducted by the AARP, the “total estimated economic […]

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Winter Arizona Senior Safety

Now that winter has officially arrived, caregivers should take a few minutes to consider how winter weather impacts their dementia patients. Cold temperatures, ice, snow, and early darkness present special challenges for dementia sufferers and caregivers should do what they can to address them. Fortunately the Alzheimer’s Association offers a few helpful winter safety tips […]

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RAISE Arizone

In the United States, it’s common for family members to provide primary care support for their older relatives. In fact, according to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2017 Fact and Figures report, “eighty-three percent of the help provided to older adults in the United States comes from family members, friends or other unpaid caregivers.” But despite the widespread […]

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Lewy Body Dementia

Dementia is a misunderstood word. Many believe it refers to a specific diagnosis, when in fact it’s a general term for loss of memory or other mental abilities that inhibit daily living. There are a number of different, well-defined illnesses that cause these symptoms, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and vascular or post-stroke dementia. But there’s […]

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Arizona Seniors Sleep Tips

In our last few posts, we’ve been talking about the value of good sleep and the health implications that come when we don’t get enough. This is an issue of special importance for seniors because 50% of older American struggle with some kind of sleep problem. When the issue is sleep apnea, doctors can prescribe […]

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