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Alzheimer’s Often Misdiagnosed

Alzheimer’s disease may not be as prevalent as commonly believed. New research indicates that Alzheimer’s diagnoses often may be wrong. In a research study, only about half of 211 study subjects diagnosed with Alzheimer’s while alive were found during autopsies to have brain conditions commonly association with the disease. While...

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Eat Drink and Be Merry – Scientists Said So!

Leave it to German researchers to conduct a study where they found that elderly adults who consume about two alcoholic beverages per day are at a significantly lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia than non-drinkers. Researchers said that study subjects were 30% less likely to develop dementia, and...

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Alzheimers Onset Less in Bilingual

Bilingual individuals who have been able to speak more than one language for several years are able to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s symptoms four or five years longer than those who speak just one language, Canadian researchers have found. Scientists studied 450 Alzheimer’s patients. Half of the participants had...

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Women Caregivers and Savings

The Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement has some good tips about saving throughout the stages of your life. Here’s a snapshot but do check out their site for more. And consultant with your tax and accounting professional before making any moves. Saving in your 60äó»s, 70äó»s and beyond: continue...

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Alzheimer’s Plaques Might Begin in the Liver

The brain äóìplaquesäó commonly associated with Alzheimer’s disease might actually originate in the liver, according to scientists at Scripps Research Institute in a study published in The Journal of Neuroscience Research. Researchers evaluated the effect of three different genes on the presence of amyloid-beta plaques in the brain. Lower gene...

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Emeritus Senior Living has partnered with Life Care Funding Group LLC

Emeritus Senior Living has partnered with Life Care Funding Group LLC to educate seniors about the financing options available for covering long-term care, including assisted living. Emeritus, one of the largest assisted living chains, entered the alliance to raise awareness of the Assurance Benefit offered by Life Care Funding, Portland,...

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Cost of Assisted Living May Be Tax Deductible

The cost of assisted living may be deductible on Federal income tax returns. The IRS has certain guidelines to determine eligibility. The cost of housing and meals and certain personal care services may be deductible; the determining factor is generally the inability to perform at least two activities of daily...

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British Caregiver Survey Tool Can Help U.S.

A new manual to provide health and social workers with a tool to measure the quality of life of adult, unpaid caregivers has been launched by The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, in association with the University of Nottingham in the U.K. It is a simple 40-item questionnaire that measures...

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Iowa Eliminates 10 Nursing Home Inspectors

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) has cut 10 of the state’s 38 nursing home inspecting positions. That leaves just 28 people to inspect 442 nursing homes! Iowa’s financial challenges were the reason for the reduction. Officials said other staffers in the Inspections and Appeals department could be trained to fill...

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Nurse Dissatisfaction in Nursing Homes

Researchers at the Penn School of Nursing released information that shows 27 percent of nursing home nurses and 24 percent of hospital nurses reported being dissatisfied with their jobs.ξ Just 13 percent of nurses in other healthcare environments reported such feelings. 95,000 nurses in 614 U.S. hospitals and other healthcare...

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