Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Alzheimer's wave will make Florida its ground zero

As baby boomers head for retirement, population experts have warned Americans to brace for what they call a "silver tsunami." But that tsunami could pose a special danger to Florida - because of Alzheimer's disease.

Neuroscience

Music supports the auditory skills of hearing-impaired children

Researchers at University of Helsinki, Finland, and University College London have found evidence that children with hearing impairment and cochlear implants can benefit from hobbies involving music and especially singing. ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

US wants effective Alzheimer's treatment by 2025

The government is setting what it calls an ambitious goal for Alzheimer's disease: Development of effective ways to treat and prevent the mind-destroying illness by 2025.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

A third of US seniors die with dementia, study finds

(HealthDay)—There's more troubling news for America's aging population: A new report finds that one in every three seniors now dies while suffering from Alzheimer's or another form of dementia.

Health

Nurses examine caregiver grief

Family members who care for terminally ill patients at home can be helped by nurses throughout the course of the illness and particularly after the patient's death, according to Penn State nursing researchers.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Helping kids cope with the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 has become a source of daily conversation. As a caregiver, you may be wondering how to support your child's developmental needs and understanding of the coronavirus.

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