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Category Archives: Family Caregiver

The FDA Recommends Four-Step Plan for Senior Medication Safety

The medications we take help us manage a variety of health conditions that become more common as we grow older, such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and sleep problems. Yet we might take so many medications that managing them is a health problem itself! Our bodies process substances differently as… Continue Reading

Should I Be Worried About My Memory?

What’s your greatest fear about growing older? When asked this question, many people respond, “Losing my memory.” This is a fear based on reality. Alzheimer’s disease, the effects of a stroke, or other types of dementia can rob us of our ability to be independent as we grow older. Especially if our parent or other… Continue Reading

As Memory Fades, Emotions Live On

If you have a friend or loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease or a related condition, you might wonder whether the things you do with them have any benefit. “I took Mom out to lunch, and she doesn’t even remember,” sighed one daughter. But here’s some research that confirms what most caregivers sense: people with… Continue Reading