Nearly two-thirds of people who experience a stroke also find themselves battling depression. It can be attributed to a variety of causes including the emotions due to physical losses or simply the overwhelming reality of going through the therapy needed to recover. Depression after a stroke can also stem from biochemical changes in the brain. […]
Monthly Archives: December 2017
You’ve likely heard how the Republicans’ Obamacare legislation might have profound effects on older Americans. Health insurance premiums could be up to five times higher than those of younger people (up from three times today), for instance. The Urban Institute estimates the annual premium for a benchmark health plan for someone age 50 to 59 […]
With the boomer generation aging into their 50s, 60s and 70s and many of their parents now in their 70s, 80s and 90s, there is an increasing need for long-term care. Most older Americans would stay in their homes if they could, but health problems and lack of assistance often make that impossible. For those […]
If you have not yet been a caregiver for an older relative or an aging spouse, there’s an excellent chance you eventually will. For Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), that role came on suddenly. Raised by her grandmother from the time she was an infant, Baldwin was put in the position of having to arrange long-term […]
One of the most anxiety-causing side effects of dementia is wandering. With this diagnosis, caregivers come to expect severe memory loss and confusion as to time and place, but usually they are not prepared for the constant “watch” they must have on their loved one.