THIS ONE SIMPLE TEST COULD PREDICT BREAST CANCER RELAPSE

Cancer survivors whose disease has gone into remission have so much to celebrate and be thankful for, and many are celebrating this October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But there may always remain a concern in the back of their minds: could the cancer return? For women who have survived breast cancer, there may at […]

IBUPROFEN AND NAPROXEN ALERT: FDA ISSUES ELEVATED WARNING FOR HEART ATTACK AND STROKE RISK

The latest findings from the FDA are in, and should make every one of us stand up and take notice: ibuprofen and naproxen, those seemingly harmless over-the-counter medications that we reach for so often for every ache and pain (Advil, Motrin, Aleve), have a confirmed hidden danger. Although the FDA has long warned that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory […]

IS GIVING UP YOUR CAREER NECESSARY TO CARE FOR A LOVED ONE? READ THESE TIPS, AND THINK AGAIN

If you’re one of the 40 million family caregivers in the U.S. caring for an elderly loved one, it’s likely your time is so crunched that you can’t even read this article in full. And if you’re working outside of the home and caring for your own children and spouse on top of that, the […]

home care resources - senior care resources - caregiver resources

FACT OR FICTION? DISCOVER THE TRUTH BEHIND THESE AGING MISCONCEPTIONS

It’s certainly no surprise that the aging population is exploding, and poised to increase exponentially over the next few decades. The statistics are staggering: 900 million adults age 60 and older currently worldwide, and expected to rise to 2 billion in the next 20-30 years. The twist in thinking, however, lies in the demographics. While […]

Dietary Tips from “Blue Zones” Increase Longevity

What do Greece, Japan, Sardinia, California and Costa Rica share in common? Those who keep an eye on dietary trends that promote longevity know: each of these locations has been given official “Blue Zone” status for their startling high numbers of centenarians. As Americans all too familiar with greasy fast food diets, it’s well worth our […]

ELDER ORPHANS

In today’s society, where the needs of children are top priority and where foster homes have replaced the antiquated idea of orphanages, there still remain those who are truly alone in the world and in desperate need of care and support: elder orphans. As the baby boomer generation ages—a generation that, for the first time, […]

STUNNING REVERSAL IN ALZHEIMER’S RESEARCH

Earlier this year, we reported on the discovery that microglia cells, a known fighter of infection, were at the heart of preventing Alzheimer’s plaques from forming. Already, however, a new twist to unraveling the Alzheimer’s puzzle has developed. Utilizing a specific mouse model with the ability to develop Alzheimer’s disease, immune system abnormalities were studied, […]

CAN THE MIND DIET REALLY AFFECT YOUR RISK OF ALZHEIMER’S?

The old adage “you are what you eat” is taken up a notch, thanks to researchers at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center, who have discovered, at least observationally, that the MIND diet may ward off the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, such as cognitive decline and memory impairment. Including parts of both the Mediterranean and DASH […]

IS JOINT REPLACEMENT THE BEST OPTION FOR ARTHRITIS?

With nearly 40 million people in the U.S. suffering from arthritis (and more than 21 million with osteoarthritis), joint pain and restricted mobility are prominent concerns. Joint replacement is one option for relief, but it’s not without risks. Pros and cons of this invasive surgery need to be weighed carefully. According to Vijay Rasquinha, MD, a North […]

FIVE TIPS TO MAINTAIN CAREGIVER SANITY

With a veritable aging avalanche occurring in America—an estimated 10,000 baby boomers reaching age 65 each day—families are pressed into caregiving roles that, at best, are challenging, and at worst could even prove to be deadly. Damaging health effects for those between the ages of 66 and 96 who provide care for a loved one include […]