AARP: Workplace Discrimination Against Caregivers on the Rise

Posted August 31, 2012
We've featured an article on this in the past and would love to know what has been the experience of our readers with this issue. Workplace Discrimination Against Caregivers on the Rise Caring for an older loved one is the 'new normal' by: AARP | August 30, 2012 As the U.S. population ages, more workers are juggling the demands of their jobs with the demands of caring for an older adult. To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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New Old Age: Drawbacks to Banking Accounts for Seniors

Posted August 28, 2012
Do any of your loved ones have a banking account set up specifically for seniors?  New Old Age shares some key information as to why they may not be worth it. By PAULA SPAN Caveat check writer. The Pew Charitable Trust, as part of a project titled “Still Risky: An Update on the Safety and Transparency of Checking Accounts,” has looked into so-called senior checking accounts at four of the largest United States banks and one large credit union.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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Tips For Talking To A Senior About Housing

Posted August 20, 2012
From the Sunrise Senior Living Blog: By Tim Watt on August 2, 2012 Most family caregivers do not look forward to the conversation they will have about senior housing with a loved one. The topic of where the senior will live when they can no longer care for themselves can be difficult to broach, but it is necessary for the senior to have some say in the decision...   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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Struggling With an Abusive Aging Parent

Posted August 15, 2012
There are two great articles on New Old Age today, so I'll be sure to feature the other one tomorrow.  This one I thought was especially important to get out.  There are some key lessons to be learned should you be struggling with dealing with an elder you may resent.   By MARC E. AGRONIN, M.D. Some new residents come into the nursing home like lions, roaring at staff members and fighting admission at every turn. Others come in like lambs, including an 84-year-old woman who arrived quietly after a complicated hip fracture ended her ability to live alone.   To ...
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Caffeine improves motor symptoms in Parkinson’s patients, study finds

Posted August 7, 2012
New findings in a Parkinson's study. Caffeine improves motor symptoms in Parkinson's patients, study finds   McKnight's Staff // August 07, 2012   While previous research has tied caffeine intake to Parkinson's disease prevention, a newly released study shows it has promise for improving the disease's most common symptoms.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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A person’s gait could be early sign of Alzheimer’s

Posted August 2, 2012
Here's more new information recently discussed at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference, this time reported by USA Today. A person's gait could be early sign of Alzheimer's By Janice Lloyd, USA TODAY Subtle changes in the way a person walks can be an early warning sign of cognitive decline and a signal for advanced testing, researchers reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Vancouver, Canada.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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