Social isolation linked to brain volume loss in older adults
Older people who have little social contact with others may be more likely to have loss of overall brain volume. Read the article.
Glen Campbell’s wife to other Alzheimer’s caregivers: You are not alone.
When Glen Campbell was in the final stages of his disease, his wife, Kim, spoke out to offer hope and support to other caregivers. Read the story.
Gene Wilder’s widow on what it’s like to care for someone with Alzheimer’s
Karen Wilder opens up about her 35-year marriage to the late actor and activist Gene Wilder. The “Young Frankenstein” star died last year at the age of 83, after battling Alzheimer’s disease in the final years of his life. Wilder discusses some of the trials and tribulations caregivers or spouses can experience when caring for someone living with the debilitating disease. Read her essay.
Advice About Assisted Living for Aging Relative – New York Times Series
Readers sent the Times over 100 questions for Debra Drelich, a specialist in geriatric care, about assisted living and other special arrangements for aging relatives. The questions describe situations that are very representative of those which families with aging relatives are trying to resolve. The answers are frank and address the predicaments of both the elders who require support and their families who are looking for, or have found, the best solution for them. Read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.
Assisted Living Benefits for Veterans
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