1 in 3 Caregivers for Elderly May Be Untrained, Unscreened

1 in 3 Caregivers for Elderly May Be Untrained, Unscreened

By Cara Murez, HealthDay Reporter, WebMD (HealthDay News) — A new report raises questions about the training and qualifications of many caregivers for the elderly across the United States. The study by the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit research organization, found that nearly a third of Americ...

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Make a New Year’s Resolution to Get a Memory Screening

Make a New Year’s Resolution to Get a Memory Screening

NEW YORK: As we approach year’s end and get ready for 2022, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is encouraging individuals to make a New Year’s resolution to get a memory screening. “Annual screenings are important, including for our brains, which is why everyone should make getting a memory...

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Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease: the Basics

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease: the Basics

By WebMD What Is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s is a disease that robs people of their memory. At first, people have a hard time remembering recent events, though they might easily recall things that happened years ago. As time goes on, other symptoms can appear, including: Trouble foc...

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Recognizing Caregiver Burnout

Recognizing Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. It may go along with a change in attitude — from positive and caring to negative and unconcerned. Burnout can happen when you don’t get the help you need, or if you try to do more than you’re able — either physic...

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How to Balance Work and Caregiving

How to Balance Work and Caregiving

By WebMD You have your job — the one with a paycheck. And then you have your caregiving responsibilities — helping someone who means the world to you. Work can be rewarding in more ways than one. So can caregiving. But together, it’s a demanding combination. You may feel like you’ve got ...

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How to Spot and Avoid Common Health Scams

How to Spot and Avoid Common Health Scams

By Jim Kreidler, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC As a caregiver for a family member with special health needs, you know that shopping, making meals, or just regularly spending time with someone who can’t get out much can profoundly improve their quality of life. But being a caregiver is stressful...

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Many People May Be Eating Their Way to Dementia

Many People May Be Eating Their Way to Dementia

By Denise Mann, HealthDay Reporter Eating lots of fruits, veggies, beans and other foods with inflammation-cooling properties may lower your odds of developing dementia as you age. But, if your diet is loaded with pro-inflammatory foods, you may be up to three times more likely to experience memory ...

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