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Increase in Alzheimer’s research funding is a good thing.

May 11, 2017

The facts around Alzheimer’s are staggering. There’s no cure for this disease which is the 6th leading cause of death in the US. Care of Alzheimer’s patients currently takes 20 percent of Medicare dollars, equal to about $235 billion/year. That does not include the extra costs of caregivers paid for with families’ private funds. The […]

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7 Early Signs You Might Develop Dementia in Orange County

May 9, 2017

  As we age, we may show some signs of memory loss or dementia. It is normal to occasionally forget some things, but it is not normal for it to happen regularly. It is important to be aware of signs of dementia. Some of them are listed below to help you understand how you may […]

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Durham Healthcare Advice for Caregivers: Finding Joy In Caregiving

May 4, 2017

Caregivers often become so focused on healthcare for their loved one that they forget to appreciate the joy that can come from everyday living. Caregivers can be so overwhelmed with the stress of finances, health care and logistics that they lose the quality of life in caring for their loved one. Creating and experiencing joy […]

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Senior Care Advice for Aging Drivers in Chapel Hill

May 2, 2017

Driving is important aspect for senior care. It allows them to get to doctor appointments, shop for food and to be active socially. As we get older, driving can make some things more challenging. Seniors may notice their eyes  becoming weaker, their bodies becoming stiffer and their reaction time becoming slower. There are some tips […]

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Pittsboro News: Long-winded Speeches Could Indicate Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

April 25, 2017

Research has found that subtle changes in speech style such as rambling and long-winded anecdotes could signal the beginning of Alzheimer’s disease. Many scientists are are studying ways to detect the disease years before diagnosis through small changes in speech compared to normal aging. Diagnosing early would help the patient through early intervention and treatment. […]

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Durham Healthcare News: Why Men Have a Harder Time with Aging

April 20, 2017

Men often feel the need to be strong and stoic to be masculine which can affect their healthcare. There is traditional model of masculinity for boys until adulthood, but there is not one for aging men who may need to ask for help and lose their identities when they quit working. Healthcare providers are trying […]

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Chapel Hill Senior Topics: Why Do Alzheimer’s Patients Ask the Same Question Over and Over?

April 18, 2017

Alzheimer’s patients have certain mannerisms in common such as being repetitive. We often ask simple, basic questions repetitively throughout our life such as “What time is it?” or “Is it time to go home?”. Some questions are very common and we use them repetitively over our lifetime. They are embedded in our memory and many […]

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Homecare Advice for Chapel Hill: Depression in Caregivers

April 13, 2017

Caregivers provide homecare for seniors every day in the United States. These caretakers are very diverse throughout the country, ranging in age, gender, race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status. There are over 34 million people caring for a terminally ill loved one in this country. They share many struggles and challenges depending on their circumstances. They often […]

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Delirium Vs. Dementia Comparison for Chatham County

April 11, 2017

Dementia and delirium can be difficult to distinguish unless you know the underlying causes. Delirium is defined as an acutely disturbed state of mind that occurs in fever, intoxication, and other disorders and is characterized by restlessness, illusions, and incoherence of thought and speech. There are two kinds of delirium, hypoactive and hyperactive. Hypoactive is […]

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Information for Durham: A New Chocolate Dementia Pill Hits Shelves in Britain

April 6, 2017

Is chocolate a cure for dementia? There is a groundbreaking new pill being released in the United Kingdom made entirely out of chocolate. The pill contains flavanols extracted from cocoa that help that to lower cholesterol and increase blood flow. Research has shown that flavanols assist production of nitric oxide which triggers arterial wall muscles […]

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