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Update on COVID-19 Coronavirus in elderly

As of March 1, 2020– Globally, 87, 137 confirmed cases 79,968 cases confirmed in China 62 cases in the US What Do I Need to Know about the New Coronavirus? There are many types of coronaviruses, but the new coronavirus now traveling throughout the world and making people sick is called “SARS-CoV-2” The disease it...
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A Guide to Eldercare Services

There is no question that the older you get, the more you realize how it affects your life. Maybe you take pride in remaining as independent as possible, or maybe you take pride in the fact that your parents are getting up there in age but they still remain independent. However, it’s only a matter...
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The Separation of Grandparents from the Family

From fishing trips with granddad, to baking cookies with grandma—the family visits and quality time we get together are priceless. In many cultures it is expected for the parents to eventually live with their adult children when getting around becomes difficult. But nowadays, it is much more common to see the elderly in assisted living...
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New Study shows taking blood pressure medication reduces your chance of developing Alzheimer’s or dementia.

A recent meta-analysis with some good news involving six large studies reported in Lancet Neurology found that lowering blood pressure with medication, for adults older than 55, reduced the risk of dementia and even Alzheimer’s disease. However, it remains a mystery as to how this benefit really happens. In addition, this study found its benefits...
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Long Term Care Options

Chances are, if you are approaching your 50s, you might have parents around their 70s who may be at risk of requiring eventual long-term care. If you are like most people, you’d probably delay any thoughts about imagining them needing long-term care sometime in the future. That is, until one day, you could see one...
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