Monthly Archives: April 2016

Elder Abuse Targeted in Senate Bill

  A bill that would amend the Older Americans Act (OAA) to better protect elders from abuse was introduced to Congress by Sen.Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). Specifically, the Elder Protection and Abuse Prevention Act would establish a National Adult Protective Services … Continue reading

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Social Security Benefits for Family Caregivers?

 Introduced in House (07/29/2015) To date there are 59 co-sponsors in congress Social Security Caregiver Credit Act of 2015 This bill amends title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) (OASDI) of the Social Security Act with respect to determining … Continue reading

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In-Home Therapies Can Decrease Dementia Symptoms and Caregiver Stress

Nonpharmacological interventions administered in a home setting can significantly lower the severity and frequency of behavioral and psychological symptoms in patients with dementia, an Australian research suggests. In addition, the meta-analysis showed that the interventions also improved reactions by the … Continue reading

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New Alzheimer’s Therapy Gives Real Hope

Scientists at Karolinska Institutet have evaluated a new Alzheimer’s therapy in which the patients receive an implant that stimulates the growth of a certain type of nerve cell. The results, which are published in the scientific journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia, suggest … Continue reading

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