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Image: 5 Tips for Visiting with a Person with a Major Stroke-Induced Speech Disorder:

Aphasia is a common result of a left-hemisphere stroke, leaving a person unable to find words to accurately express thought. It can be mild to severe depending on the cause and extent of the damage to the brain. It can make communication quite challenging.   Read More...


Image: 5 Tips for Visiting with a Person who Has Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is not just one thing. It can look very different from person to person, from one day to the next, or even at different points of the day. So, communicating and visiting with someone can be tricky.   Read More...


Image: Caregivers Not Taking Their Medications

Doctors and pharmacists encouraged to identify and work with caregivers to improve chronic disease management and medication adherence

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Image: Prescription Drug Abuse in Seniors Rising

Commonly when we think of “drug abuse” we imagine a young person smoking pot at a friend’s house or maybe seriously addicted heroin addicts on the street in some city. But, a recent study conducted by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has shown that of women age 60 to 64, non-medical use of prescription drugs is on a sharp rise and that 4.3 million seniors have used an illegal drug in the past year.

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