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A Recent CDC Study Predicts the rate of  Alzheimer's And Dementia will double by the year 2060 The report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the increase will be driven by longer lifespan and an increase in the growth of minority populations There will be about 13.9 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias…
  A Circuit Court Places 32 Wisconsin and 1 Michigan Home In Receivership to Protect Residents Atrium Health and Senior Living, a company based in Little Falls, NJ, said it has reached an agreement with its lender to have Michael Polsky of Beck, Chaet, Bamberger & Polsky S.C. in Milwaukee placed as receiver of the facilities. The decision was put in place by the Circuit…
More and more millennials, generally persons born between 1981-1996, are caring for their aging parents according to a Wall Street Journal report. The National Alliance for Caregiving has estimated that millennials today make up 24 percent of the nations unpaid caregivers. This number has increased from 22 percent in 2009. The Effect Of Caring For Elderly Parents On Millennials In…
An Alarming Study From The Consumer Bankruptcy Project Reveals The Facts The number of older Americans showing up in bankruptcy court is growing. The rate of seniors age 65 and older filing for bankruptcy has tripled since 1991. That statistic comes out of a new study from the Consumer Bankruptcy Project, a research collaboration funded by several universities. Deborah Thorne…
Increased Government Funding To Research And Treat Alzheimer’s Disease With a nearly half billion dollar increase to the NIH budget for 2019, the National Institutes of Health will now have over 2.3 billion dollars to research Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and to develop treatments. The U.S. Senate has approved the additional funding for Alzheimer's research as part of its…
Saturday, 07 April 2018 20:03

New Medicare Cards Coming In The Mail

New Medicare Cards Will Prevent Fraud - Identity Theft And Safeguard Taxpayer Dollars Beginning in April The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS, will mail new Medicare cards to all people with Medicare. It is a move to improve safety by  removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare cards. The new cards will be mailed from April 2018 through…
The enormous cost of caring for patients with Alzheimer’s disease The cost of caring for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is expected increase $20 billion this year compared with last year, totaling more than $277 billion in 2018, according to a report released by the Alzheimer's Association. The report, “2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures” showed…
For the first time in history those 65 and over are expected to exceed the number of children in U.S. By the year 2035, Americans age 65 and older are forecast to outnumber kids for the first time. The U.S. Census Bureau has projected that the population of older adults will surpass children by almost two million in 2035, after…
Dementia Care Practice Recommendations The new Dementia Care Recommendations are meant for “professional care providers who work with individuals living with dementia and their families in residential and community based care settings” and are available online for download. The published document contains 10 articles that that cover the Alzheimer’s Association 2018 Dementia Care Practice Recommendations. Within the articles are 56…
Is a Cure for Alzheimer's Disease Just Around the Corner? Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory may have found a way to reverse memory loss in mice, and possibly a breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. The team focused on one enzyme that causes memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients. Even though there’s…
According to a new study published Thursday, April 20th in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke, people who drank at least one artificially-sweetened beverage a day had almost three times the risk of developing stroke or dementia and Alzheimer’s disease . Does this mean that drinking diet soda can cause dementia or stroke or even increase the risks? Not necessarily.…
Senior citizens can embrace technology as much as you and be better off for it. For years I had a good friend named Leo. He has since passed, however we did a lot together over the course of ten years or so, from the time of his semi-retirement until his death. He was a machinist by trade and at home…
Despite Disappointment - Alzheimer’s Drug Development and Testing Continues If you or a family member has been affected by Alzheimer’s disease, then you probably pay close attention to news about the latest drug research and other efforts to combat or even reverse the dreadful affliction. There have been many experimental drugs tested and some have even reached the market. Drugs…
What does this new Calcium Study Mean for Seniors? Calcium supplements are used by many seniors, especially women, to help keep the risk of developing osteoporosis at a minimum. However a new study may indicate that such supplements could raise an older woman’s risk of dementia. This new study does not prove cause-and-effect, yet the findings of the study seemed…
Does experience mean we are better at what we do? Not according to one auto insurance company. It seems what Progressive Insurance wants to do to seniors in the state of Maine is sending the message “If you get a year older it only means you are a bigger risk.” However their plan to raise auto insurance rates for seniors…
Young people can make a difference in the lives of senior citizens. While the nation is all to aware of the ongoing Flint, Michigan water crisis, one group of Detroit high school students has done something to help those affected. And they chose a Senior Citizen community as the focus of their kindness. Members of a team called “The Dream…
Eligible class action members will share in the huge settlement. This press release was sent out from the office of the Attorney General of the State of Michigan. It highlights the effect of the lawsuit on many Michigan residents. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced a $125 million national settlement with Cephalon, a U.S. Biopharmaceutical company that will bring…
New Alzheimers Test Checks for the Ability to Identify Odors Are we one step closer to the early detection of memory decline and dementia? Two new important studies have been released this week at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2016 that may provide the answer. The two new studies ”evaluated changes in odor identification as an early predictor of…