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More and more older adults, age 60 and older, care for their elderly parents and face physical, emotional and financial stress.
Two leading experts on caring for people with Alzheimer’s offer ways to make life better for patients and their caregivers.
California Healthline and Kaiser Health News give readers a chance to comment on a recent batch of stories.
Only about half of the people with Alzheimer’s symptoms get a diagnosis, partly out of fear of an incurable decline, doctors suspect. But Jose Belardo says facing the future allows him to plan for it.
As the number of people with Alzheimer’s climbs, so does the number of loved ones caring for them. The health of 16 million unpaid U.S. caregivers has become a focus for Alzheimer’s advocacy groups.
As more Americans are diagnosed with dementia, families who have firearms struggle with ways to stay safe. A Kaiser Health News investigation uncovered dozens of cases of deaths and injuries.
With longer lives and lower rates of dementia, most seniors are enjoying more years of life with good cognition — a welcome trend.
Our experts track the signs of normal aging from ages 50 to 100 — and there are some surprises.
Seniors face tough — often life-changing — events throughout their final years. But this stage of life does not have to be limited to loss and deterioration.
The facts behind the love story of Edith and Eddie reveals the challenges families often face when dealing with caring for an elder parent with dementia.