Medical experts around the country are rolling out instructional videos for family caregivers who need help with challenging medical tasks.
The number of U.S. Latinos with the memory-robbing disease is expected to rise more than eightfold by 2060 to 3.5 million.
Se espera que el número de latinos con la enfermedad roba-memoria aumente más de 8 veces para 2060, a 3.5 millones.
The first overhaul of federal regulations in almost 30 years for home health care agencies will require them to be much more responsive to what aging patients and their caregivers need or want.
Expertos, y estudios, afirman que la risa puede agregar humor, y aliviar el dolor por la pérdida cercana, al final de la vida.
Humor may be an antidote for the pain of death for both patients and survivors.
More hospitals, including Montefiore Medical Center in New York, are setting up support centers to help stressed-out family members cope.
Durante los últimos 20 años la demencia ha estado lentamente robando la memoria y la capacidad de pensar de Ruth Pérez. Su hija, Angela Bobo, recuerda cuándo le quedó claro que su madre nunca más sería la misma. Y cómo aprendió a cuidarla y a pedir ayuda.
People caring for someone at home often have zero training. Many learn on the fly, and some states are passing laws to make sure caregivers get at least basic instruction in home care.
Caregivers often pay some housing, medical, transportation and other living expenses for those they help, an AARP survey finds.
A government watchdog report finds widespread fraud — in some cases involving patients’ severe neglect and death — in a Medicaid program that sends non-medical assistants to elderly and disabled peoples’ homes.
A $15 minimum wage will almost double what many home care workers are paid but won’t solve other problems.
In order to maximize the important role they play, family caregivers must be proactive in speaking up, planning and documenting their ability to meet their loved one’s health care needs.
A study by the National Academies finds more support is needed for nearly 18 million people giving care to family members 65 and older.
Dementia complicates pain management in hospice patients because communication is difficult and the cause of pain can be hard to identify, researchers report.
Residents with dementia need to be monitored and increased training is needed for staff who care for them, said researchers who examined reported instances of abuse in assisted living facilities.
Researchers say their study suggests solitary households may be markers for older adults in better health and with more functional independence.
California is one of several states to pass laws intended to involve caregivers in discussions when patients are hospitalized or discharged.
About 40 million Americans considered themselves caregivers in 2013, according to an AARP report.