Thursday, August 03, 2006

Sleep Apnea in the Elderly - latest

Spanish researchers report that elderly people with severe sleep apnea face more than twice the risk of stroke than people with mild sleep apnea or none at all.

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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Long Term Care Insurance

If you think that you won't qualify for Medicaid or full Medicare benefits due to large savings, assets or a high income, then long term care insurance could be the program for you. You don't want to end up relying on your children to help pay for these expenses. With long term care insurance it will at least enable you to leave your loved ones a little something instead of sucking all your assets dry. Another plus is that if you can afford to pay the premiums you probably won't qualify for assistance so would truly benefit. If you currently have chronic health issues or have a family history of a long-term illness you would be far better off purchasing now rather than waiting. It will be too late to get an insurance policy after you have already developed a long-term illness or disability. Should you at any point think that you might fall into any of these categories you might want to consider getting a plan earlier to be safe and covered. Most large insurance companies offer long term care insurance policies. As always, every state has different insurance regulations, therefore it is best to check with your state on specific determining factors and qualifications.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Healthcare Insurance

When you're thinking about insurance, be it healthcare or long term insurance, it's best to look long and hard at the various possibilities and different policies that you can take out. If you think that you're not going to be able to receive Medicare or Medicaid help because you have too many assets then long term care insurance is a possibility. Because today's baby boomers are living longer today's insurance needs to cover the possibility of paying for nursing or convalescent home care as opposed to providing for a surviving spouse and young children.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Computer Game for the Baby Boomers

I read in the paper yesterday of a new computer game that is supposed to improve middle aged and older people's minds. The principle is based on logic and memory. (so that's me out then, my husband's always saying there's no logic to anything I say). It's come from the Nintendo stable and was designed by Dr Ryuta Kawashima, a Japanese neuroscientist. You can read more about it here

Studies from the Case Western Reserve University show that older people who engage in gardening, exercise, playing an instrument or playing board games such as draughts and chess, may help to prevent Alzheimer's. For more information on creative activities in the nursing home visit

Thursday, June 08, 2006

The Nursing Home Decision

We all know that it isn't always easy to look after an elderly relative in the your own home. Some need care and attention 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In many cases the extra workload will take it's toll on those looking after the elderly person. Admitting that you are finding it difficult to cope is one of the hardest things to face up to. You may have young children to care for along with a full time job and the normal everyday tasks, making it doublly difficult to give the proper care and attention to those that need it the most. So just what are you going to do about it. This guide will help you approach each decision logically and hopefully with the least stress thus enabling you by the end of it to have chosen the right nursing home. There is a website that you can visit that will give you further information on ways to choose the right nursing home.

Nursing/Convalescent Homes Guide

Nursing/Convalescent Homes Guide

Welcome to a guide to choosing the right nursing/convalescent home for seniors and the elderly. We all know how important it is to thoroughly check out all aspects of nursing and convalescent homes. This guide will help you research the best homes for your loved ones.

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