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Jimmy Carter, America’s longest living president, is marking 1 year in hospice care.

Jimmy Carter, America’s longest living president, is marking 1 year in hospice care.

Sunday marks one year since former President Jimmy Carter, now 99, entered hospice care.  The 39th president was diagnosed with cancer that had spread to his brain back in 2015. After a series of short hospital stays, Carter opted last year “to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive hospice care instead of additional medical intervention, according to… Read More »Jimmy Carter, America’s longest living president, is marking 1 year in hospice care.

Many Americans with dementia can’t get the hospice care they need

Many Americans with dementia can’t get the hospice care they need

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter have drawn attention to the benefits of hospice care. But it’s not serving everyone well. By Keren Landman@landmanspeaking Rosalynn Carter, whose unflagging advocacy for mental health reform and on behalf of human rights, democracy, and health programs redefined the role of a president’s wife, died on November 19 at age 96. Half a year earlier, her family had shared publicly that… Read More »Many Americans with dementia can’t get the hospice care they need

How To Recognize the Early Warning Signs of Dementia

How To Recognize the Early Warning Signs of Dementia

By Sukhman Rekhi –  Medically reviewed by Nicholas R. Metrus, MD Everyone experiences forgetfulness from time to time. You might misplace your wallet, forget to call a loved one on their birthday, or have trouble recalling why you walked into a room—all of which can happen if you’re feeling stressed or not getting enough sleep.1 National Institute on Aging. Memory, Forgetfulness, and Aging:… Read More »How To Recognize the Early Warning Signs of Dementia

7 Signs You’re Aging Well, According To Geriatricians

Doctors reveal what they look for when examining a patient’s longevity and how you can adopt the behaviors for yourself. By Jillian Wilson When it comes to getting older, there are many factors that help you live a fulfilled, healthy life — ones that go beyond working out and eating your vegetables (although that’s part of it, too). “Aging well, in… Read More »7 Signs You’re Aging Well, According To Geriatricians

Dementia risk study finds 11 key factors behind condition

Predictive tool ‘significantly outperforms’ others available and could help avert about 40% of cases Embed from Getty Images Scientists have identified 11 risk factors for dementia and used them to develop a tool that can predict whether someone will develop the condition in the next 14 years. The number of people living with dementia globally is forecast to nearly triple… Read More »Dementia risk study finds 11 key factors behind condition