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Caregiving Is A Corporate Issue

As Americans age in this country, caregiving for loved ones is becoming much more of an issue especially for employers.  Today, seven out of 10 caregivers work full- or part-time.  This number represents 15 percent of the work force.  Pew Research recently released research that showed 42 percent of Gen Xers are sandwich generation caregivers—those […] Read More >>

5 Simple Ways To Help Someone With Dementia In The Short And Long Term

Dementia is one of the biggest health issues facing the entire world.  There are over 5 million Americans living with dementia.  The disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.   In England, there are over 670,000 people living with dementia.  Recently, Public Health England and Alzheimer’s Society have joined forces to […] Read More >>

Dementia And Money: A Stunning Study

A study completed by the University of Michigan of Americans over 50 and their spouses over the span of ten years found that as cognition declines for the “financial decision maker,” money management is eventually turned over to his (or her) “cognitively intact” spouse. However, the study found that this transfer of financial responsibilities is […] Read More >>

Gene Linked To Alzheimer’s Poses A Special Threat To Women

Recent startling research has shown women make up nearly two-thirds of the five million people in the U.S. diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.  One reason for this disparity is the fact women simply live longer than men.  However, a new study suggests a gene might play a significant role. A study published in the Annals of […] Read More >>