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Medicare Denials: How Older Adults Can Get the Coverage They Need

Medicare coverage of medicines for seniors is often crucial, especially because on average, older adults take a shocking 15-18 prescription medications. And with the standard pricetag of over $11,000 per year for the most common prescription drugs prescribed by doctors for the elderly, it usually is debilitating when Medicare suddenly declines coverage.

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Traveling with a Senior? These Tips Can Help!

Summer vacations are something everyone looks forward to! Exploring new places, checking items off our bucket lists, leaving the worries of everyday life behind. And helping a senior loved one enjoy such a thrill makes it all the better. There will be, however, certain considerations to take into account that can help lead the way to an outstanding vacation with an older adult:

  • Schedule a pre-trip physician visit.
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When Caring for Elderly Parents Means Moving Back To Boston

We’re living longer than ever before, thanks to incredible advances in science and medicine, and as a result, the sandwich generation (those caring for elderly parents and children simultaneously) are finding a new niche as they age: the boomerang generation.

“Aging together” is the descriptor for older adults whose mom and dad are still living and needing care.

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The Cancer Treatment that May Also Help with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s

What if there was a medication that could treat not just one, but three devastating diseases: leukemia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s? Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center are hopeful that nilotinib fits the bill. Currently approved for use in those with one type of leukemia, a small trial is causing great excitement in its promising results to rid the brain of toxic proteins.

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Are Electrode Implants Paving the Way to Stroke Recovery?

For the first time ever, a treatment option that’s become increasingly popular in Parkinson’s patients – deep-brain stimulation – is being tested on a stroke survivor. Involving the implantation of an electrode that stimulates a particular area of the brain, the anticipated response will be a reversal of the paralysis so often encountered following a stroke,

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Posted in: Aging Care Issues, Alzheimer's Care, Brain Health, Disease Care, Senior Technology