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Wanted: A National Respite System - NYTimes.com

Over 28 million people in the United States provide care for someone age 75 or older.  A 2009 study by the National Alliance for Caregiving/AARP found that 88% of family caregivers never get a break from this full-time job. . . . → Read More: Wanted: A National Respite System – NYTimes.com

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Advice to caregivers: Reassure and don't argue

What if the Alzheimer’s patient says untrue and harmful things? What about correcting inconsequential things? Can a caregiver win an argument with an Alzheimer’s patient? Are there helpful ways to calm an Alzheimer’s patient? Read More in this Article . . . → Read More: Advice to caregivers: Reassure and don’t argue

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Home Care Services

From MedlinePlus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. A comprehensive source of information on home health care, and what it includes: Personal care: bathing, washing . . . → Read More: Home Care Services

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It's Important to Plan

Guide from AARP helps caregivers gather critical information in advance “After she died, I went to her house and had to go through her papers to find important things like the title to her car, burial arrangements, house title,” . . . → Read More: It’s Important to Plan

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Understanding Home Care Agency Options

Here is an excellent introduction to the home care industry and the types of agencies, options and resources available. This 16 page booklet, part of the “Since You Care” series by MetLife in cooperation with the National Alliance for . . . → Read More: Understanding Home Care Agency Options

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Support for Caregivers: When Someone You Love Is Being Treated for Cancer

National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. 52 page booklet with advice for caregivers of cancer patients.

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Helpful Resources on Incontinence and Bladder & Bowel Problems - NAFC

Visit www.NAFC.org, the website of the National Association For Continence (NAFC), for helpful information and resources on all aspects of understanding and dealing with Incontinence, Nocturia, Enlarged Prostate, and Prolapse. The site includes comprehensive medical information on bladder & bowel health . . . → Read More: Helpful Resources on Incontinence and Bladder & Bowel Problems – NAFC

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Training to Be a Family Caregiver

This article, part of a WSJ.com series with tips on elder-care, cites a series of new studies and reports on the emotional, physical and financial challenges of caring for aged or disabled loved ones.  It suggests that just as people train for marathons and other . . . → Read More: Training to Be a Family Caregiver

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Growing Trend: Paying a Relative to Take Care of Mom

Read more in WSJ.com about a growing trend for families to compensate adult children or relatives who serve as caregivers to elders.  This trend may be fueled by a recognition of the financial sacrifices that family caregivers often make — frequently finding it . . . → Read More: Growing Trend: Paying a Relative to Take Care of Mom

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A Happier New Year for The Alzheimer’s Community

On December 8 and December 15, 2010, both Houses of Congress passed the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA); S. 3036, which is now pending the President’s signature, making this a more hopeful News Year for the 11 million Americans . . . → Read More: A Happier New Year for The Alzheimer’s Community

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Home care services: Questions to ask

If you’re considering home care services, here are some questions to ask regarding Qualifications, Quality of care, Costs, Understanding services, and Monitor your home care services From the Mayo Clinic staff

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Organize Documents

from AARP.org Does your mother have a will? Where is your father’s birth certificate? AARP.org offers a PDF download designed to help organize you and your parents now before a crisis happens. »See Organize Documents

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‘Tis the Season to Celebrate the Joys of Caregiving

by Kathryn Haslanger, Senior VP for Community Benefit and External Affairs for VNSNY for The Huffington Post Amidst the difficulties of caregiving can be found a satisfaction of just one more of the things really worth doing. Some of the rewards . . . → Read More: ‘Tis the Season to Celebrate the Joys of Caregiving

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Small Steps. Big Rewards. Your GAME PLAN to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Information for Patients | NDEP

Small Steps. Big Rewards. Your GAME PLAN to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Information for Patients. Three publications from the National Diabetes Education Program of the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. View Info » . . . → Read More: Small Steps. Big Rewards. Your GAME PLAN to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Information for Patients | NDEP

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Diabetes diet: Create your healthy-eating plan

Diabetes diet: Create your healthy-eating plan – by the Mayo Clinic.  Helpful basic information about how to create a healthy eating plan for diabetes, a chief way in which diabetes is treated and managed. “A diabetes diet — medically . . . → Read More: Diabetes diet: Create your healthy-eating plan

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Eye Health Tips from the National Eye Institute

Eye Health Tips from the National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health. Simple Tips for Healthy Eyes.  Lists some steps you can take to keep your eyes healthy and prevent eye problems in senior years. View Info » Healthy Eyes, . . . → Read More: Eye Health Tips from the National Eye Institute

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How To Parent Your Parents

By Carolyn Rosenblatt, Forbes.com Some basic but useful tips on how to parent your parents. Surprising opening: “Sometimes, we have to tell THEM what to do. It’s uncomfortable. The image we may have of our parents is that they . . . → Read More: How To Parent Your Parents

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How To Reverse The Aging Process

Carolyn Rosenblatt in her column on Aging Parents written for Forbes.com writes of the importance of exercise and its effects on the aging process. Also, strengthening our bodies is important to deal with the physical and emotional toll of . . . → Read More: How To Reverse The Aging Process

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Caregivers Need the Gift of Respites

by Rita Altman, R.N. National Director of Memory Care Services for Sunrise Senior Living for The Huffington Post At this time of year, family caregivers for seniors, especially those with Alzheimer’s disease, may not get the break that they . . . → Read More: Caregivers Need the Gift of Respites

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Chicken Soup For The Caregiver's Soul

By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and LeAnn Thieman L.P.N., with a Foreward by Rosalynn Carter. We recommend this book for needed, soothing inspiration for the caregiver. Uplifting stories to nourish your soul. This is an important part of . . . → Read More: Chicken Soup For The Caregiver’s Soul

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Humor from the Elderly: A Reminder that Laughter is the Best Medicine

This video comes from a website called CaregiverStress.com and is a 7 minute video of some humor from the . . . → Read More: Humor from the Elderly: A Reminder that Laughter is the Best Medicine

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Working Caregivers Face Wellbeing Challenges

According to the recent findings of a large, ongoing Gallup Research Poll, in the U.S., working caregivers face significantly higher challenges to their wellbeing than workers who do not shoulder caregiving duties. Among other surprising findings, the study found . . . → Read More: Working Caregivers Face Wellbeing Challenges

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Central Provision of Health Care Law Is Ruled Unconstitutional

On Monday, December 13, Federal District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson of the Federal District Court in Richmond, Virginia ruled that the provision in the recently adopted health reform law requiring most Americans to obtain health insurance is unconstitutional.  . . . → Read More: Central Provision of Health Care Law Is Ruled Unconstitutional

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The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer Disease

We recommend highly this classic book on caregiving for those with Alzheimer’s: The 36-hour Day, by Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins, completely revised and updated 2008 publication. This is the place to start if your loved one . . . → Read More: The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer Disease

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Statistics on the Growing Senior Population in the U.S.

According to U.S. Census Bureau projections, a substantial increase in the number of older people will occur during the period from 2010 to 2030, after the first Baby Boomers turn 65 in 2011. “The older population in 2030 is . . . → Read More: Statistics on the Growing Senior Population in the U.S.

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Coping With Your Difficult Older Parent

Many of you have recommended this book, Coping With Your Difficult Older Parent: A Guide for Stressed-Out Children, by Grace Lebow, Barbara Kane, and Irwin Lebow. This is the classic guide to dealing with difficult elderly behavior beyond the . . . → Read More: Coping With Your Difficult Older Parent

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Podcast: Caregiving tips for Alzheimer’s disease

Podcast from the Mayo Clinic Dr. Glenn Smith, a Mayo Clinic neuropsychologist, who specializes in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, gives caregiving tips on how to deal with the challenges of difficult issues faced by seniors. Listen»

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Alzheimer’s Association – Classes & Workshops

The Alzheimer’s Association offers classes and courses on many aspects of Alzheimer’s Disease and caregiving for Alzheimer’s patients. The classes are offered at a nominal fee, and are held locally in many different cities where the Alzheimer’s Association is . . . → Read More: Alzheimer’s Association – Classes & Workshops

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Video Lecture Series on Helping Seniors with Finances: Financing Options for Care

Video Series Published by MetaCafe; Lecturer: certified senior advisor Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care. The publisher indicates that this video series teaches you how to help your senior loved one manage his/her finances and prevent him/her from . . . → Read More: Video Lecture Series on Helping Seniors with Finances: Financing Options for Care

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Dimensions of Wellness – Vocational/ Occupational Wellness for Seniors

Good discussion of “Occupational Wellness” for Seniors,  from NetWellness.org, Consumer Health Information published by the University of Cincinnati, The Ohio State University and Case Western Reserve University. As pointed out, one must not underestimate the value of an occupation . . . → Read More: Dimensions of Wellness – Vocational/ Occupational Wellness for Seniors

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Wellness: Occupational Wellness

A definition and description of “Occupational Wellness” from the University of California, Riverside: “The ability to achieve a balance between work and leisure time, addressing workplace stress and building relationships with co-workers. It focuses on our search for a . . . → Read More: Wellness: Occupational Wellness

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Wellness: Emotional Wellness

A description of what “Emotional Wellness” means, and what is involved in the path to Emotional Wellness, from the University of California, Riverside:

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Mayo Clinic Blog on How to Beat Stress

Read tips from the Mayo Clinic on how to handle stress, and preserve your emotional well being:

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What are Your Greatest Concerns as a Caregiver? – Results of this Survey will be published here

The results of this survey will be published here, as soon as the survey is closed.

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What are your greatest concerns as a caregiver?

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As a caregiver, do you view the recently enacted Health Care Reform Law mostly favorably or mostly unfavorfably?

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As a caregiver, do you view the recently enacted Health Care Reform Law mostly favorably or mostly unfavorfably? – Results will be published here

The results of this poll will be published here as soon as the poll is closed.

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Clostridium Difficile Infections: MedlinePlus

Good overview and links to additional information on Clostridium Difficile Infections from MedlinePlus, the website of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. Contains information on: * Overviews * Diagnosis/ Symptoms * Alternative Therapy * Specific . . . → Read More: Clostridium Difficile Infections: MedlinePlus

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Clostridum Difficile General Information – From the CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s website contains good general and introductory information on C-Dif, in the form of Frequently Asked Questions. This is a good place to start in learning more about this increasingly deadly superbug. . . . → Read More: Clostridum Difficile General Information – From the CDC

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Cleveland Clinic revises statement, now says it is considering joining C. diff project

The Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland announced that it will participate in a federally supported project to battle infections from the intestinal superbug called C. diff, having earlier declined to do so. This reflects a growing concern nationwide over an . . . → Read More: Cleveland Clinic revises statement, now says it is considering joining C. diff project

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C. difficile – MayoClinic.com

Comprehensive introduction to C-Diff from the Mayo Clinic. Includes links to discussion on * Definition * Symptoms * Causes * Risk Factors * Complications * Tests and Diagnosis * Treatment and druge * Lifestyle and home remedies * Prevention . . . → Read More: C. difficile – MayoClinic.com

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How Insomnia Can Affect Your Health; And Some Things You Can do About it

HealthCentral.com, from Reuters Health – Sleep Disorders News. Information on sleep disorders, how they can affect your health, and some things you can do about them. >>View Info

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Evaluating Prescription Drugs Used to Treat Overactive Bladder: Comparing Effectiveness, Safety, and Price

by Consumers Union, ConsumerReports.org. >>View Info

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Bowel/ Fecal Incontinence

by Cleveland Clinic, Florida. My.ClevelandClinic.org. Discussion of causes, diagnosis, and treatments for fecal incontinence, including medications, biofeedback, exercise, and surgery. >>View Info

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Exercising Your Pelvic Muscles

pamphlet by National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse, a component of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Explaining how to do Kegel exercises, which can strengthen pelvic floor muscles and help regain bladder control. >>View Info

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Fecal Incontinence

pamphlet by National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, a component of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Includes a discussion of prevention measures, such as, importantly, prevention of constipation. >>View Info

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Urinary Incontinence, Causes, diagnosis and management.

By National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. >>View Info

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Your Daily Bladder Diary

A tool recommended by the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Clearinghouse, as an aid for diagnosis of urologic and incontinence problems. Filling out this form will help your medical professionals evaluate your condition. >>View Info

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Cystoscopy and Ureteroscopy

pamphlet by National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse, a component of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Explaining these diagnostic technologies that may be used by your doctor to diagnose urinary tract problems. >>View Info

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Imaging of the Urinary Tract

pamphlet by National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse, a component of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Explaining imaging of the urinary tract, a diagnostic technology that may be used for both men and women to . . . → Read More: Imaging of the Urinary Tract

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Urinary Incontinence

from HealthCentral.com, a discussion of the types, considerations, and causes of urinary incontinence. >>View Info

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Controlling Incontinence

A video introduction by Dr. Dean Edell on HealthCentral.com, covering types of incontenance, their occurrence and . . . → Read More: Controlling Incontinence

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Bladder & Bowel Control

Introduction to the subject from Harvard Health Publications. >>View Info

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Urinary incontinence

By MedLine Plus, NIH, a component of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Links to comprehensive information on urinary incontinence, its characteristics, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and management, and additional information >>View Info

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Fecal Incontinence

pamphlet by National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, a component of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Explains causes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatments for fecal incontinence (lack of bowel control), a common problem for the elderly. >>View Info

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Bowel incontinence

by IncontinenceNetwork.com. Introduction to definition, considerations, and causes of bowel incontinence (also called fecal incontinence). >>View Info

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Information on CDif infection

steadyhealth.com. A blog containing reports from many caregivers and patients regarding their actual, difficult experiences with C-Dif infection, their symptoms, their medical questions, and what they have learned. >>View Info

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Colitis due to Clostridium difficile toxins: underdiagnosed, highly virulent, and nosocomial

by John S. Fordtran, MD, Division of gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Baylor University Medical Center. A scientific study of the occurrence and causes of the C-Dif epidemic that is spreading through hospitals. Includes common sense advice for health . . . → Read More: Colitis due to Clostridium difficile toxins: underdiagnosed, highly virulent, and nosocomial

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Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings 2007

by the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee, Centers For Disease Control & Prevention, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Caregivers should be aware of these official U.S. guidelines for hospitals and health care institutions, requiring that patients . . . → Read More: Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings 2007

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An Introduction to Probiotics

by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, NIH, the natural remedy receiving increasing focus as an treatment and preventive for C-Dif and related intestinal problems. >>View Info

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The Role of Probiotic Cultures in the Control of Gastrointestinal Health

Rial D. Rolfe, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Journal of Nutrition , 130 (2) 396. Scientific studies have demonstrated that the probiotic Saccharomyces boulardii [sold under the brand name, Florastor] significantly inhibited the . . . → Read More: The Role of Probiotic Cultures in the Control of Gastrointestinal Health

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Find Clostridium Difficile Infections Services

State by State U.S. map with links to local medical services and hospitals that treat the C-Dif infection. Provided by MedlinePlus, a Service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, a component of the U.S. . . . → Read More: Find Clostridium Difficile Infections Services

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Clostridium difficile-associated disease: New challenges from an established pathogen

by L. Clifford McDonald MD and Rebecca H. Sunenshine, MD, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Contains good discussion of prevention of C-Dif. >>View Info

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A lowfat yogurt that helps naturally regulate the digestive system, ACTIVIA® by Dannon®

Clinically proven to help regulate the digestive system when eaten daily for two weeks. May help prevent diarrhea and possibly C-Dif, by building up the natural bacteria that reside in the digestive track, which naturally fight against the C-Dif . . . → Read More: A lowfat yogurt that helps naturally regulate the digestive system, ACTIVIA® by Dannon®

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Product Information for Florastor®, Saccharomyces boulardii lyo

Probiotic shown by scientific studies to have a beneficial effect on intestinal health and maintaining normal bowel function. The capsule dissolves in the stomach and releases the saccaromyces boulardii lyo yeast cells within 30 minutes of ingestion. The cells . . . → Read More: Product Information for Florastor®, Saccharomyces boulardii lyo

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Clostridium difficile toxin

Also known as: C. difficile, C. diff; Formal name: Clostridium difficile toxin; Related tests: Stool Culture. From LabTestsOnline.org, a description of the laboratory tests and method of diagnosis of C-Dif, including At a Glance introduction, description of the test . . . → Read More: Clostridium difficile toxin

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The Sensitive Gut: Diarrhea

AARP. A discussion of the symptoms, diagnosis, causes, and treatments of diarrhea, in general, and the role that antibiotics can play in causing it. >>View Info

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Colitis due to Clostridium difficile toxins: underdiagnosed, highly

Fordtran, MD, Division of gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Baylor University Medical Center. Scientific discussion of causes of C-Dif infection and spread, and its symptoms and diagnosis, with common sense suggestions for health care providers and caregivers for prevention. . . . → Read More: Colitis due to Clostridium difficile toxins: underdiagnosed, highly

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Clostridium difficile-associated disease: New challenges from an established pathogen

by L. Clifford McDonald MD and Rebecca H. Sunenshine, MD, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Contains a good discussion of diagnosis and treatment of this challenging infection. >>View Info

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Clostridium difficile: Changing Diagnosis, Epidemiology, and Treatment

Work book for a Continuing Medical Education Seminar for medical professionals, given by three of the nationally known experts on C-Dif: Dale N. Gerding, MD, FIDSA, L. Clifford Mcdonald, MD, FACP, FSHEA, And Stuart Johnson, MD, DTM&H, May 19, . . . → Read More: Clostridium difficile: Changing Diagnosis, Epidemiology, and Treatment

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Clostridium difficile-associated disease: New challenges from an established pathogen

by L. Clifford McDonald MD, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Rebecca H. Sunenshine, Md, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cleveland Clinic Journal Of Medicine . . . → Read More: Clostridium difficile-associated disease: New challenges from an established pathogen

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Depression

A leaflet by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers of the U.K. States useful tips for the caregiver of a depressed person. >>View Info

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When a Family Member is Depressed

By Cleveland Clinic. ClevelandClinic.org Living with a Depressed Person: Tips for caregivers >>View Info

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Tips for Caregivers

from New York State Office for the Aging. Includes the following tips for the caregiver of a person with depression: Educate yourself about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of depression. You need to understand what you’re dealing with before . . . → Read More: Tips for Caregivers

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Excerpt from Harvard Mental Health Letter

reporting on scientific findings that a rigorous exercise program caused a 47 percent drop in depressive symptoms among a study group. That made rigorous exercise about as effective as antidepressant medications or cognitive behavioral therapy, which are standard treatments . . . → Read More: Excerpt from Harvard Mental Health Letter

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Treating Depression in Older Adults: Challenges to Implementing the Recommendations of an Expert Panel

Snowden M, Steinman L, Frederick J. Prev Chronic Dis 2008;5(1). reported in Preventing Chronic Disease; Public Health Research, Practice and Policy, Vol 5, No. 1, January, 2008, by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NIH, U.S. Department of Health . . . → Read More: Treating Depression in Older Adults: Challenges to Implementing the Recommendations of an Expert Panel

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Depression Information: A Guide for Older Adults

an informational pamphlet by Forrest Pharmaceuticals Inc., the maker of one of the known antidepressant medications. Provides good general information about the statistical occurrence of depression in the elderly, its causes and consequences, and the symptoms by which the . . . → Read More: Depression Information: A Guide for Older Adults

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A Guide to Mental Wellness in Older Age: Recognizing and Overcoming Depression — Treatment Options for Late-Life Depression

By the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation, gmhfonline.org. A good discussion of the treatment options, including a particularly detailed discussion of the potential antidepressant medications and their side effects, as well as general discussions of other options, such as psychotherapy . . . → Read More: A Guide to Mental Wellness in Older Age: Recognizing and Overcoming Depression — Treatment Options for Late-Life Depression

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Alzheimer’s Disease: A Major Challenge in the Effective Treatment of Depression in the Elderly

by Kapoor S., Prev Chronic Dis 2008;5(3), reported in Preventing Chronic Disease; Public Health Research, Practice and Policy, Vol 5, No. 3, July, 2008, by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NIH, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. . . . → Read More: Alzheimer’s Disease: A Major Challenge in the Effective Treatment of Depression in the Elderly

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Depression

Pamphlet by the National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, a component of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Good comprehensive discussion of the medical aspects, types, symptoms and causes of depression, along with a discussion of how . . . → Read More: Depression

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Sensory Loss in Older Adults – Vision – Behavioral Approaches For Caregivers

by Joseph Casciani, PhD. Includes a list of principles for caregivers to the elderly who suffer from vision impairment, and a list of caregiver approaches to assist their elderly loved ones with impairment of vision and help meet their . . . → Read More: Sensory Loss in Older Adults – Vision – Behavioral Approaches For Caregivers

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AMD And Caregivers – Overview

AMD Alliance International. Website section which aims to help cargivers of visually impaired people, including those with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), to understand vision loss making them effective in providing the assistance they need to continue living a fulfilling . . . → Read More: AMD And Caregivers – Overview

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Aging and Your Eyes, AgePage

Brochure by National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Lists five steps to protect eyesight, as well as basic information on several eye problems commonly experienced with aging >>View Info

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Get Your Vision Checked; Quick Guide to Healthy Living

Healthfinder.gov, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Basics on the benefits of getting regular eye exams as the best way to protect your vision >>View Info

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Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Eyes Healthy

20 page booklet by the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. >>View Info

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Some Common Changes as You Grow Older – Changes in Eyesight

VA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. General introduction to common changes in eyesight with aging, and checklist for when you should see an eyecare specialist. >>View Info

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Aging and your Eyes

A paper by the Health Promotion Unit at the NYC Department for the Aging, adapted from the National Institute on Aging. Lists five steps to protect eyesight, and provides introductory information on several common eye problems experienced by the . . . → Read More: Aging and your Eyes

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Trends in Vision and Hearing Among Older Americans

Aging Trends by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Reports statistics on visual impairment, which increases steadily with age. 92% of people 70 years old or older wear . . . → Read More: Trends in Vision and Hearing Among Older Americans

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Take this Eye-Q test — See how much you know about glaucoma

By the National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the U.S., and very common among the elderly. Take this quiz to learn how much you know about Glaucoma, and begin to . . . → Read More: Take this Eye-Q test — See how much you know about glaucoma

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Diabetic Retinopathy – NIH Senior Health

tutorial on diabetic retinopathy by the National Institutes of Health, Senior Health. Defines diabetic retinopathy, which is one of the most common eyesight problems facing older adults, and discusses the causes and risk factors, symptoms and detection, treatment and . . . → Read More: Diabetic Retinopathy – NIH Senior Health

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Americans Losing Sight of Eye Health; A quarter haven’t seen vision specialist in 2 years, survey finds

October 17, 2008 HealthDay article published on MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. Reports on study finding that 81% of Americans wear corrective lenses, yet 26% have not seen an eye doctor in 2 years. Annual . . . → Read More: Americans Losing Sight of Eye Health; A quarter haven’t seen vision specialist in 2 years, survey finds

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Health Information: Eye Diseases and Disorders

National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Provides detailed medical information on the characteristics, causes, treatments, and prevention of a lengthy list of eye diseases and disorders, including the following conditions commonly . . . → Read More: Health Information: Eye Diseases and Disorders

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How You Can Help Your Loved One with Diabetes

by National Diabetes Education Program, a Joint Program of the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services >>View Info

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Hypoglycaemia in elderly diabetic patients

by V Lassmann-Vague, Diabetes Metab, 2005;31:5S53-5S57. A significant scientific article on the greatly increased risks of hypoglycaemia in the elderly diabetic patient. The article calls for greater education of elderly patients and their caregivers on the causes, symptoms and . . . → Read More: Hypoglycaemia in elderly diabetic patients

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Diabetes: Treatment and Research

National Institutes of Health –Senior Health. Explains that there is no known cure for diabetes, but it can be managed. Discusses role of diet, exercise, medications, and self-monitoring in the management of diabetes. >>View Info

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Four Steps to Control Your Diabetes for Life

National Diabetes Education Program, by National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. >>View Info

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Tips to Help You Stay Healthy

National Diabetes Education Program, by National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Education on management of diabetes >>View Info

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If you have diabetes… know your blood sugar numbers!

Learn about tests to manage your own blood glucose. By National Diabetes Education Program, National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. >>View Info

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What I Need to Know about Diabetes Medicines

50 page booklet by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. >>View Info

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Got Diabetes And Wondering How Your Blood Glucose Monitor Actually Works

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