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A Potential Ray of Light for Those with Alzheimer’s Disease

Research scientists are shedding some new light on therapies to potentially have an impact on Alzheimer’s disease: light therapy. The benefits of light are only just beginning to be tapped, and already are exhibiting some notable and encouraging results. One example is MIT analysts are experimenting with a variety of flickering light therapy, in which… Continue reading

Dad Wants to Avoid the Nursing Home, But Is Home Health Care an Affordable Option?

Pick a senior, any senior, and you’re likely to hear the same sentiments: the vast majority of older adults agree that they’d prefer to spend their elder years at home over moving to a nursing home facility. However, there are a number of misconceptions about who will pay for home health care. Medicare? Medicaid? Insurance?… Continue reading

Caring for a Senior and Feeling Invisible? Learn How to Make Sure Your Voice Is Heard.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has reported that family members caring for a senior loved one are “routinely marginalized and ignored within the health care system.” With about 18 million family members providing care for seniors, this report is alarming, as it points to the possibility that these seniors are at risk… Continue reading

Promising Alzheimer’s Treatment Reaches Final Stage in Human Trials

Aducanumab. It is the latest in a long line of drugs making news in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. But never before has a drug looked quite so promising as an effective treatment. In the initial medical tests, researchers witnessed a substantial reduction in amyloid plaque in the patients’ brains, and even greater, “This is… Continue reading

How Design Thinking Can Benefit Elder Care in Anchorage, AK

An innovative concept, “design thinking,” has become connected to products designed particularly for the elderly. However, its true purpose actually encompasses so much more: creating a solution through products that make life easier – regardless of age. While elder care in Anchorage, AK could certainly benefit from the development of carefully thought out products, such… Continue reading

Elderly Home Care: The Truth About Senior Dehydration

With many older adults reducing their exercise levels, they may feel they do not have to be concerned about dehydration. But in truth, up to 31% of seniors are diagnosed with dehydration, due in part to the body’s normal aging. And the benefits of helping older adults stay hydrated are immense: fewer falls, better orthopedic… Continue reading

How to Keep Mom Out of a Nursing Home in Anchorage AK After a Hospital Stay

Think about this possibility: your 90-year-old mother, who lives in her own home alone, fell recently,cracked her pelvis, and is being released from Alaska Regional Hospital today. Leafing through her discharge papers reveals the need for medications, physical therapy, medical follow-up in several weeks,and a number of symptoms to watch for that would warrant… Continue reading
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