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A Virtual Reality Game May Help Diagnose Dementia

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What comes to mind when you think of virtual reality (VR)? Maybe you think of science fiction movies. Or you might think of young, technologically sophisticated people playing games in warehouses in hipster neighborhoods. What you probably don't think of is people who might be in the early stages of dementia or Alzheimer's disease. An…

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What Seniors Need to Know About Managing Money

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Many seniors have problems managing their finances. It's a mistake to think that only people with serious impairments, such as dementia, have trouble properly taking care of money. The ordinary effects of aging, including declines in short-term memory and in the ability to quickly understand new information, can cause money-management mistakes that may be very…

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How Hospital Emergency Rooms Can Find and Help Abused Seniors

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We want our aging loved ones to be treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. Unfortunately, elder abuse is a continuing problem. Vulnerable seniors can be abused emotionally, financially, physically, or sexually. Sadly, seniors who are abused in one way are often also abused in others. A new program is training hospital emergency room (ER) staff…

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Nursing Home Abuse on the Rise, but Reporting Still Falls Short

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Modern medicine is allowing people to live longer and longer, and with that increased lifespan comes an increased need for nursing home and assisted living care. Unfortunately, recent studies have shown that nursing home abuse is becoming a very serious problem, despite continued regulations to protect the elderly. This abuse is a problem that nursing homes…

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elder financial abuse infographic

Elder Financial Abuse [Infographic]

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Financial abuse is a frustrating reality that afflicts many in the elderly community. Most cases go unreported and can be perpetrated by different parties, from the senior’s trustee to their close family and friends. Elders suffering cognitive impairments are the easiest targets, but more than two million mentally sound seniors are also victimized every year.…

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