The Amazing Health Benefits of Pets

Anyone who has owned a pet knows the joy an animal can bring to one’s life. You often hear enthusiasts describing their pets as their “children” and including them in family vacations and activities. Service animals help people with various disabilities get around in the world. Florence Nightingale, a pioneer of modern nursing, noticed that [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:45-06:00July 1st, 2015|Alzheimer’s, Elder Care|Comments Off on The Amazing Health Benefits of Pets

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Face Extra Stress

Caring for a loved one with dementia, alzheimer's or other behavioral health conditions has major impact on quality of life. The United Hospital Fund and AARP Public Policy Institute recently issued a report with compelling new evidence that family caregivers who provide complex chronic care to people who have cognitive and behavioral health conditions face [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:45-06:00March 18th, 2015|Alzheimer’s|Comments Off on Alzheimer’s Caregivers Face Extra Stress

Gifts for People With Alzheimer’s Disease

Holiday Gift Idea's for People With Alzheimer’s Disease and Families Who Care for Them According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 15 million family members and friends are now serving as unpaid caregivers for the 5.4 million people who are living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States. This means that most of us know [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:48-06:00December 17th, 2014|Alzheimer’s, Dementia|Comments Off on Gifts for People With Alzheimer’s Disease

Health Law Requires Medicare to Cover Dementia Evaluation

If an individual has concerns about dementia because of a family history of Alzheimer’s or memory lapses, a medical professional should evaluate the person and a screening test may be appropriate. For the millions of seniors who worry that losing their keys may mean they’re losing their minds, the health law now requires Medicare to [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:48-06:00November 19th, 2014|Dementia|Comments Off on Health Law Requires Medicare to Cover Dementia Evaluation