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Minimizing caregiver risk

Minimizing caregiver risk

Memory care can be taxing on a caregiver. When a staff member is consistently charged with caring for more advanced Alzheimer's residents, the care can be even more stressful.

Hospitalizations contribute to cognitive decline, study finds

Hospitalizations contribute to cognitive decline, study finds

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Seniors who have been hospitalized have a higher risk for experiencing a cognitive decline, a new study finds.

Housebound seniors are more likely to develop Alzheimer's, research finds

New research shows housebound seniors are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease as more active individuals, which may provide indications and clues for prevention.

Sociable seniors show lower risk for becoming disabled in old age, study finds

Older adults who remain as physically and socially active as possible have a better chance of not becoming disabled in their elderly years, say researchers at Rush University in Chicago.

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