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Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR)

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The U.S. Congress created the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center in 1990 to "compile, archive, and disseminate information concerning Alzheimer's disease" for health professionals, people with AD and their families, and the public. Reflecting its expanding focus on related dementias, the ADEAR Center updated our name to “Alzheimer's and related Dementias Education and Referral Center” (still known as ADEAR) in 2016.

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Dementia Friends USA is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia

Dementia Friends USA is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia

 

Dementia Friends USA is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia.  We are the U.S. licensee of the international Dementia Friends program, a global movement, developed by the Alzheimer's Society in the United Kingdom, that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. 

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Dementia Friends USA is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia

 

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Exploring therapeutic applications of connected on-body devices October 25-26, 2021 Boston, MA

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SMi Group Proudly Presents...

Medical Wearables for Biosensors USA Conference 2021

Conference: 25 - 26 October 2021

Venue: Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, USA

Virtual Attendance Option Available

 

Register your place via: www.biosensors-medical-wear.com/eventbrite

 

Exploring therapeutic applications of connected on-body devices

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About this event

SMi Group Proudly Presents...

Medical Wearables for Biosensors USA Conference 2021

Conference: 25 - 26 October 2021

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2 weeks 6 days

Though Millions Are at Risk for Diabetes, Medicare Struggles to Expand Prevention Program

“This has been a life-changing program,” says Damon Diessner, who lost about 200 pounds through a YMCA-run Diabetes Prevention Program near his home in Redmond, Washington. “My cardiologist said you have clearly beaten diabetes. I tell everyone who has blood sugar issues or just wants to lose weight that this is the thing to do.” (LAURIE MCKENZIE)

By Harris Meyer, KHN

 

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“This has been a life-changing program,” says Damon Diessner, who lost about 200 pounds through a YMCA-run Diabetes Prevention Program near his home in Redmond, Washington.

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New Dental Treatment Helps Fill Cavities and Insurance Gaps for Seniors

 

By Michelle Crouch

Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a topical medication that gets painted on teeth to stem decay. Originally touted as a solution for kids, SDF may become a game changer for treating cavities in older adults. (Jennifer Geiselhofer)

This story also ran on The Washington Post.

 

DENVER ― Dental hygienist Jennifer Geiselhofer often cleans the teeth of senior patients who can’t easily get to a dentist’s office. But until recently, if she found a cavity, there was little she could do.

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By Michelle Crouch

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Apple, Bose and Others Pump Up the Volume on Hearing Aid Options, Filling Void Left by FDA

By Phil Galewitz, KHN

Although implementation of a 2017 law seeking to spur over-the-counter sales of hearing aids has been delayed, consumers still have a growing choice of products they can buy directly from major retailers and leading brands such as Bose and Apple. Walgreens sells Lexie hearing aids in their stores in Arizona, Colorado, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas ― and offers audiology services online. (LEXIE HEARING)

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By Phil Galewitz, KHN

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ABLE Act: What You Need to Know

• By Miranda Kennedy, Director, and Marlene Ulisky, Social Security Subject Matter Expert, ABLE National Resource Center

 

On December 19, 2020, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of the Stephen Beck, Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, which allows eligible people with disabilities to create tax-free savings and investment accounts. On November 19, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service released final ABLE regulations.

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• By Miranda Kennedy, Director, and Marlene Ulisky, Social Security Subject Matter Expert, ABLE National Resource Center

 

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Three Ways The National Institute On Aging Can Support You

 By Jordan Broderick, Public Affairs Specialist, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, conducts and supports scientific research to help more people live healthy, active lives as they grow older. NIA offers the following resources to support older adults, their families, and caregivers:

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 By Jordan Broderick, Public Affairs Specialist, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, conduct

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3 weeks 17 hours

Why Doesn’t Medicare Cover Services So Many Seniors Need?

By Julie Rovner.  Kaiser Health News

On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer released an outline of a coming budget bill that includes a directive to the Senate Finance Committee to expand Medicare “to include dental, vision, hearing benefits.” The catch — all the Democrats in the Senate and almost all in the House will have to agree on the entire budget bill for it to become law. (AL DRAGO / BLOOMBERG VIA GETTY IMAGES)

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By Julie Rovner.  Kaiser Health News

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For Seniors, Medicare's Obesity-Counseling Benefit Goes Largely Unused

 

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog By Phil Galewitz and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org

 

 The Obama administration offered hope to millions of overweight seniors when it announced Medicare would offer free weight-loss counseling.

Officials estimated that about 30 percent of seniors are obese and therefore eligible for counseling services, which studies have shown improve the odds of significant weight loss.

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Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog By Phil Galewitz and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org

 

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3 weeks 18 hours

An Overlooked Epidemic: Older Americans Taking Too Many Unneeded Drugs

 

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Sandra G. Boodman and Kaiser Health News   http://khn.org 

Consider it America’s other prescription drug epidemic.

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Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Sandra G. Boodman and Kaiser Health News   http://khn.org 

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Problems With Your Hospital Care? Don't Be Afraid To Speak Up!

 Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Emily Bazar and Kaiser Health News   http://khn.org 

 

 

My dad was in excruciating pain over Labor Day weekend, so my mom rushed him to the emergency room of a renowned university hospital.

Doctors determined that he needed surgery that night, and luckily I was able to fly in and see him before he was wheeled away. “Take care of your mom if anything happens to me,” he said as my mom and I wept.

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 Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Emily Bazar and Kaiser Health News   http://khn.org 

 

 

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3 weeks 18 hours

Coming Full Circle, Doulas Cradle The Dying

Article by Bruce Horovitz and Kaiser Health News

 

Cover photo: Bob and Ellen Gutenstein celebrate Ellen's birthday three months before her death. (Courtesy of the Gutenstein family)

 

As Ellen Gutenstein lay in her bed at home, dying from lung cancer that had metastasized in her brain, a heart-wrenching Mother’s Day card arrived from her granddaughter. Neither Ellen’s daughter — nor her husband — felt they could read it to her without breaking down.

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Article by Bruce Horovitz and Kaiser Health News

 

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How To Find And Use New Federal Ratings For Rehab Services At Nursing Homes

 

 Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org 

For the first time, the federal government is shining a spotlight on the quality of rehabilitation care at nursing homes — services used by nearly 2 million older adults each year.

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 Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org 

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For Seniors, Teeth Need Care — But Insurance Coverage Is Rare

Article by Michelle Andrews and Kaiser Health News

Cover photo: Ada Anderson helps her mother, Violeta Anderson, brush her teeth before her dentist appointment in November 2015. (Photo by Heidi de Marco/KHN).

 

Aging can take a toll on teeth, and for many seniors paying for dental services is a serious concern because they can’t rely on their Medicare coverage.

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Article by Michelle Andrews and Kaiser Health News

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Like Hunger Or Thirst, Loneliness In Seniors Can Be Eased

 

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org  

 

It’s widely believed that older age is darkened by persistent loneliness. But a considerable body of research confirms this isn’t the case.

In fact, loneliness is the exception rather than the rule in later life. And when it occurs, it can be alleviated: It’s a mutable psychological state.

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Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org  

 

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