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Arizona Caregiver

It’s a common story. An older relative visits the doctor and suddenly they’re in the midst of a serious health crisis they can’t handle themselves. You do the right thing, of course, and offer to help. Now you’ve joined the ranks of the family caregivers across the country who are responsible for the well-being of […]

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Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell made a career out of music. After taking up the guitar as a boy in rural Arkansas, Glen left for Los Angeles and quickly found fame. But in 2009, after a decades-long career in music and film, doctors diagnosed Glen with mild cognitive impairment. Two years later, came an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Glen ultimately […]

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Phoenix Alzheimer

We’ve covered the related subjects of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia closely here, and for good reason. Worldwide, more than 50 million people suffer from dementia, with another 10 million people developing the disease every year. Alzheimer’s disease, which is the most common type of dementia, accounts for somewhere between 60-70% percent of all cases. By […]

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Dementia Arizona personal finance

People suffering from dementia often experience tremendous difficulty managing their own finances. This can manifest itself in simple forgetfulness, like neglecting to pay a bill on time, overspending on unnecessary or frivolous items, or through poor spending or investment decision. Patients with dementia are also at risk from fraudsters who’d look to capitalize off their […]

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finance

We talk often about the devastating effects dementia has on the people it afflicts. How it destroys intimate relationships, robs sufferers of their autonomy, and annihilates their very sense of self. But one important aspect of this struggle that we may not discuss enough, is how it affects a patient’s financial health. And we’re not […]

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neurogenic bladder

As we age, bladder control issues can become an embarrassing and annoying fact of life. Seniors often deal with urinary incontinence, adult diapers, or the urgent feelings that comes with an overactive bladder. And while there are many different causes for these conditions, they frequently fall under the umbrella term, neurogenic bladder. But before we […]

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gout

There’s been previous debate among researchers about how gout (also known as hyperuricemia) affects the brain, with some believing it may actually protect patients from disease. But according to new research presented at this year’s Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR), gout is associated with a higher risk of dementia among elderly patients. The study examined claims […]

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Arizona senior depression

We all experience periods of sadness. But for some, feelings of sorrow and darkness are the nagging companions preventing them from drawing any enjoyment from life. Today doctors define these prolonged seasons of sadness as clinical depression. But this hasn’t always been the case. Historically, individuals experiencing depression were said to have melancholia, a spiritual illness […]

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arizona millennial caregiver

Every day in America, family caregivers provide an extraordinary amount of support to adults with chronic or disabling health conditions. The average American caretaker is currently a 49-year old woman caring for a 69-year old woman. But a new AARP report shows that may soon be changing, because an increasing number of millennials are taking […]

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Arizona caregiver

A recent survey by Securian Financial found that most unpaid family caregivers struggle to maintain their financial and emotional wellbeing. The survey covered 800 people who are providing or have provided unpaid care to a parent, in-law, or spouse who is aging, or has a disability, or chronic disease. It found: “[T]he majority of caregivers […]

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