Monthly Archives: September 2013

Sundowner Syndrome in Seniors

September 28th, 2013 (No Comments)

  Sundown Syndrome: Late afternoon or evening agitation, restlessness, confusion When it happens Moderate- to severe-stage dementia Why it happens Scientists aren’t certain what causes sundown syndrome in some people with dementia. Theories include: the internal biological clock we each have being reset somehow, a drop in blood pressure, hunger, changes in glucose levels, reduced […]

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AARP: Senior Caregiver Supply to Plummet as Boomers Age

September 22nd, 2013 (No Comments)

Fewer older Americans will be able to remain living in their homes as they age, predicts AARP in a new report, as the number of potential caregivers shrinks dramatically compared to the coming boom in seniors at risk of needing long-term care. “Family caregivers-including family members, partners, or close friends-are a key factor in the […]

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Poll Shows CCRCs Deliver Peace of Mind to Residents

September 18th, 2013 (No Comments)

Peace of mind was named as a primary motivator to move into a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), residents told U.S. News: Money as part of a two-article series on retirement community living. A group of 10 residents-four couples and a widow and widower, ranging in age from 72 to 92-talked about their retirement living […]

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New Test for Alzheimer’s is 93% Accurate

September 8th, 2013 (No Comments)

It seems that we are increasingly hearing about people being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. We know that this disease impacts many of our clients and their families so we are always looking for interesting articles to share with you about this disease. The test that you are about to read about could play a huge role […]

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