Tag: anthony cirillo

Healthcare Doesn’t Hit Home Until It’s Personal

We have had some health issues with mom this year. At 89 we almost lost her but she is a trooper. It occurred to me that despite my 26 years in healthcare, I knew little really about the healthcare experience. So here are two blogs I guest wrote. The first...

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Widely Used Drug Ineffective for Mild Alzheimer’s

As reported in Health.com, a drug widely used to treat mild Alzheimer’s disease appears to provide no benefit to this group of early stage patients, according to a new analysis of previously conducted research.Œæ Memantine, also known by its brand name, Namenda, is approved by the Food and Drug Administration...

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VideoCaregiving an Exclusive All-Video Caregiving Site

A website from Terra Nova Films, Video Caregiving, is dedicated to “streaming” visual educational material to family caregivers. It has launched a Spanish edition too. Both sites are unique is the almost exclusive use of video in focusing on the challenges faced by the caregiver.Œæ The videos are designed to...

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Seniors Who Engage in Shopping Every Day Stay Healthier Longer

My father-in-law will not be happy with this report. In a study recently published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, it was found that seniors who engage in shopping every day, or almost every day, stay healthier longer than those who don’t get out of their homes as...

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Caregiver Webinar Tomorrow

CareGiving.com has scheduled a family caregiver webinar for tomorrow called Planting Seeds for Your Future. It is at noon eastern.ξ Here is the description: The intensity of caregiving can mean days that never end. When the days of caregiving seem endless, how can you plan for your future? A future...

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Older Adults Not Getting Preventive Screenings

A new report from agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services say that critical gaps exist between older Americans who receive preventive services and those who do not. Clinical prevention services examined in the report include: vaccinations that protect against influenza and pneumococcal disease screenings for the...

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Alzheimer Caregiver Toll

A USA Today article recently looked at the toll on Alzheimer’s caregivers citing recent reports from the Alzheimer’s Association. Among the highlights: 15 million unpaid caregivers help someone with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia in the USA äóî 37% more than last year. an estimated 5.4 million people are...

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Boomers Reluctant to Curtail Lifestyle in Retirement

According to U.S. News Money, workers who havenäó»t saved enough to retire have three choices: work longer, save more, or reduce their standard of living in retirement.Œæ When workers were given these three choices, most said they would delay retirement and continue to save rather than cut costs, according to...

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Mediation Growing as a Field as Siblings Argue Over Parents’ Care

As aging parents live longer, there are more issues that require the involvement of other family membersäóîand more opportunities for dissension.Œæ A new web site, www.mediate.com explains the growing field of elder mediation, offers articles on the subject, and has a directory to find mediators around the country.Œæ Elder mediators...

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