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Taking Stock at the Holidays

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Screen Shot 2016-12-18 at 10.45.25 PMAmid reunions and celebrations, the holidays are a time for assessment for those worried about the cognitive well-being of their parents. Here are some ways to assess how well they are Read More…

Aliceheimer’s: Seeing Daily Caregiving as Opportunity

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Alice came to live with her daughter, Dana Walrath, when she could no longer live alone due to Alzheimer’s disease. In the Walrath’s Vermont home, different threads of their lives and talents came together in new ways:

Dana’s father had read Alice in Wonderland aloud to his family when his children were young, and Read More…

Tips for Thanksgiving

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15399171436_55e2735e8a_cThanksgiving is one holiday that all Americans share.   A unique question for families living with Alzheimer’s is how to balance family expectations and traditions with the reduced abilities of those who have this disease. Here are some suggestions to create a meaningful Read More…

How Do Palliative and Hospice Care Differ?

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Palliative care is an emerging medical specialty that is often misunderstood. Taken literally, to palliate means to alleviate or soothe. Palliative care focuses on treating the symptoms of serious illness, not on curing the underlying disease. People use the terms hospice and palliative care interchangeably, but there are important distinctions.

 

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A Victory for Consumer Rights

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Last Wednesday, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a final rule that will reinstate the right of nursing home residents to sue in a court of law to resolve their complaints. The new rule, which takes effect on November 28, will cut off federal funds to nursing homes Read More…

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