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Hearing Loss Increases Risk for Dementia

Hearing loss affects more than 48 million Americans. The National Institutes of Health estimates that a third of U.S. adults age 65-74 and up to half of adults over age 75 have measurable hearing impairment.

Larry Burney

Former Teacher, Now Caregiver Provides Meaningful Alzheimer’s Care

After spending years as a middle school teacher, Burney learned not to take certain behaviors personally. In the same way he discovered that catching someone passing a note in class wasn’t a reflection of his teaching skills, through caregiving he has learned not to take client irritability to heart.

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“We Are Downsizing, But What About Our Stuff?”

“Moving is the third-most stressful life event that a person can experience, just behind death of a loved one and divorce,” says McMahon. “There is a very emotional and physical process to moving, and it helps to have someone get you through it.”

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The History of the U.S. Oktoberfest

Americans across the country lift a hearty ale and down bratwurst and sauerbraten in support of the annual Oktoberfest, but just how did this German festival come about?

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Scams Targeting Seniors

“Hi, Grandma. Hey, Grandpa. I’m in trouble, but please don’t tell anyone. Please. The cops arrested me and I didn’t do anything. I need $1,000 to post bail. I need you to send me money.”

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How Healthy Is Your Heart?

World Heart Day was born at the turn of the 21st century, as a way for the World Heart Federation to spread awareness about heart health. Globally, heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death each year, resulting in the loss of over 17.5 million lives. As a global organization, the World Heart Federation is determined to see a 25 percent reduction in “premature deaths from cardiovascular disease around the world” by 2025.

Caregiver Parlays Natural Talents Into Rewarding Career

Standing 6 feet tall, Jean Henke is strong in both body and heart—a winning combination when caring for those with physical disabilities.

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Understanding the Dementia Experience

The older population is rising, and the number of those with dementia is rising. Whether you are a retail checkout person, financial advisor or family member, we will all be touched by dementia.