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May 2012

CARE and Alzheimer’s

by Lois Etienne on May 27, 2012

in Senior Health and Safety

Tweet Currently 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease. The National Institutes of Health say that as many as 15 million Americans will be affected by Alzheimer’s by 2050. Since most people suffering from Alzheimer’s live at home, this disease is characterized by the theme that there are two victims, the person affected with the disease [...]

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Tweet Multigenerational living is on the increase. As a matter of fact, about 7.1 million U.S. in 2010 had at least three generations of family members, an increase of more than 30 percent since 2000, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures. We know that the “boomerang kids” are moving back in with Mom and Dad, [...]

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Tweet You know that I’m not the biggest fan of nursing homes, mostly because I believe they’ve been over utilized without good cause. And I see the tide turning as the powers that be are realizing that being able to heal and recuperate at home beats going into a nursing home. That being said, they [...]

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Tweet Home Instead Senior Care announces the launch of a groundbreaking online Alzheimer’s training program — Alzheimer’s CARE. The program is free for families and others caring for loved ones with the disease. Experts estimate that some 5.2 million people 65 and older currently have Alzheimer’s and the total number of cases among all age [...]

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