The Latest Promising Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Treatment

5.7 million American seniors, or 10 percent of those over age 65, are currently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease – and that number is anticipated to rise to as many as 14 million by the year 2050. The race is on as experts scramble to find a cure or, at least, an effective treatment option. And besides the emotional toll the condition takes on both individuals diagnosed and their loved ones, the financial impact is shocking, costing as much as $277 billion in 2018 and expected to grow to over $1 trillion by 2050.

The latest findings in Alzheimer’s clinical trials.

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The Key Skills that Make a Great Family In Home Caregiver

Senior woman with daughter

Learn the skills you need to provide better care for your senior loved one.

If you’re providing care for a senior family member, it’s possible that you stumbled into the responsibility without having formal training: you saw the requirement, and gallantly stepped forward to meet it. Yet, at Regency Home Care, comprehensive training is provided to each of our professional in-home caregivers before they are fully equipped to safely and effectively take care of seniors. Through our efforts to encourage family caregivers, we’ve detailed a few of the crucial skills necessary to be the best possible family in home caregiver. [Read more…]

Amazing Technologies Help Those with Vision Loss

Blind person holding white caneAffecting millions of Americans, vision loss is as varied as the people who experience it – from simply having to don a pair of reading glasses to scan through the morning paper, to complete blindness. And it’s much more prevalent in older adults, with one in every three elders over age 65 having some sort of eye disease that impacts vision, like glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration, among others. Thankfully, as with a lot of other challenging conditions, technology continues to explode with choices to improve standard of living for many experiencing vision problems. Just take a look at a few of the vision enhancement tools that are already available: [Read more…]

The Best Way to Address Senior Money Management

Mature Woman Helping Senior Neighbor With Home FinancesIt’s a sensitive topic to discuss with aging parents, but one that should be resolved at some point: senior money management. Many adult children are hesitant to muddle with

 until there’s an obvious need, but beginning the conversation prior to the need provides ample opportunity to ensure all things are in order. [Read more…]

The Most Common Elderly Medication Errors and How to Avoid Them

Medication ErrorsWe all recognize that medications can save lives, but most of us have heard alarming stories about patients who have been given incorrect medication – either due to an issue with the health care provider or pharmacy. What many people don’t think about is that there is a hidden risk even when we get the correct medication — the danger of non-adherence. [Read more…]

Get to Know the Boomerangs – the Older Sandwich Generation

Due in part to the advances of science and medicine, humans are living longer than ever before, resulting in a new role for the sandwich generation (adults providing care for both children and aging parents): the role of the boomerang generation. [Read more…]

Good News: We’ve Got Top Tips for Living with Dementia

Bringing up the topic of caring for or living with dementia at your next summer pool party is a surefire way to turn a festive atmosphere into a subdued atmosphere. Whether you’ve witnessed it firsthand or know only about this disease through what you’ve read, typically the experience has involved negative connotations. And because there is still not a cure, it’s natural that an Alzheimer’s medical diagnosis in a loved one leads to several worries. [Read more…]

Planning Ahead: Do Your Parents Have the Money to Afford Long-Term Care?

Your parents are getting older. Do you know how they will afford long-term care? Finances can be a touchy subject, but planning for long-term care also requires a conversation about how your parents will pay for services. Below are some questions designed to help adult children get a handle on their parents’ finances: [Read more…]

Overcoming Objections to Help at Home

Aging in place at home is becoming more and more popular among today’s older adults. Unfortunately, accepting help when it is needed, even in the comfort of home, is not. It’s still quite common for older adults to feel uncomfortable with the idea of needing assistance and to object to having a “stranger” in the home to provide help. If your loved one objects to having help at home, try some of these tips to help smooth the transition: [Read more…]