Category: Alzheimer’s and Dementia

You’ll find most horses and donkeys on a ranch or a farm, but it’s possible that you may also see them visiting nursing homes, senior living communities and even schools. As the benefits of equine therapy are becoming more widely…

If you’re worried about your parents becoming victims of elder financial abuse, you’ll be cheered to hear that financial advisers, brokers and banks are taking serious steps to detect and halt the fraud. That’s due to new rules from the…

(Editor’s note: This story is part of a special report for The John A. Hartford Foundation.) It’s no secret: As we get older, it’s likely that we spend more time with doctors. And as people are living longer and the number…

The basics of heart health have been drilled into our brains: Eat less saturated fat. Keep moving. Know your “numbers” for cholesterol, blood pressure and BMI. But what about that brain itself? Although life expectancy has more than doubled since…

Post-Its had become an essential tool for Dale Rivard. As a veteran assistant state’s attorney in Grand Forks, N.D., Rivard found that he was increasingly relying on the sticky notes to track the multiple details associated with his job as…

We hear a lot in the news and from the many health and aging advocacy organizations about how we can live better and longer lives if we take good care of ourselves. There are so many aspects to self care,…

Faye Kirtley doesn’t appreciate it when store clerks talk down to her and act as if “I don’t know what I’m doing,” she said. “It’s embarrassing, and I don’t know why they think it’s okay to treat an older person…

(This piece was originally published by the Association of Health Care Journalists and is being republished with permission.) Despite the partial government shutdown, some wheels in Congress keep turning. Among them, the bipartisan BOLD Act (Building Our Largest Dementia Infrastructure…

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