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Josh Friesen, Author at Generations Home Care
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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Arizona home health aides
A  new report by Mercer HPA offers a glimpse into the future of healthcare employment over the coming decade. And if their predictions are true, the U.S. will see shortages in many key healthcare jobs at the moment when the country will need them most. According to the Mercer study, the demand for healthcare workers […]
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prescription drug risk dementia
A recent study published in the British Medical Journal found a correlation between increased risk of dementia and long-term use of certain commonly prescribed drugs. Researchers from the University of East Anglia compared medical records of more than 300,000 pensioners and found that those who took a certain drug – known as anticholinergics – saw a […]
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definition
A paper recently published in the The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association advocates for sweeping changes in the way researchers define Alzheimer’s disease. Current guidelines – established in 2011 by another group of National Institute of Health researchers – breaks the disease into three stages. They include: Preclinical: Signs of Alzheimer’s (such as abnormal MRI […]
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global dementia crisis
We often view Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia disorders as family tragedies. Certainly devastating for everyone involved, but small events nonetheless. But when you begin to add up all those individual cases nationwide, and then again around the world, dementia begins to take on a terrifying new scope. According to researchers, there are currently 50 […]
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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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