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Advice From Alzheimer’s Caregivers To Keep Your Loved Ones Engaged, Active, And Happy

Caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease can lead to numerous stressful questions. You might wonder how you can keep them mentally and physically active without adding stress or creating potentially unsafe scenarios. While there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to coping with Alzheimer’s disease, the following three pieces of advice from Alzheimer’s caregivers can help you find tactics that will benefit both you and your loved one.

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Aging Is Made Easier With A Few In-Home Friendly Technologies

A recent study found that more than 80 percent of caregivers are worried that they would be unable to convince their elderly loved ones to use new devices or gadgets. However, this same study also showed that once older adults are comfortable with new technologies, they quickly become avid users. For any elderly adults who want to live at home, the following three technologies make it easier to stay in the same place, enjoy a higher quality of life, and remain independent.

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U.S. Congress Approves the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act

The Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act is the latest attempt by the federal government to address the growing health crisis that is Alzheimer’s disease. Currently, Alzheimer’s costs more to treat than any other disease in the country at an estimated $277 billion in 2018 alone, including $186 billion in Medicare and Medicaid costs.

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Pediatric Compounding: Making Medicine Better for Taste and Tummies

Let’s face it: Medicine often taste vile. It’s hard enough behaving like an adult and taking your own medicine. For children, it’s even worse: Children have greater sensitivity to bitter tastes, and many meds, such as penicillin and antihistamines, are quite bitter.

The most effective medication for your sick 5-year-old is the one he or she will take: It isn’t going to do a bit of good otherwise. It’s impossible to reason with a sick child about why he or she needs to take her medicine. Yes, you probably could force it down, threaten them with a timeout or sneak it into a treat as you would with a pet, but why do that when there’s a better way?

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