There is an awful lot of junk to sort through every month, but I found a ton of great articles for you.  Here are my picks for the very best of caregiver news and senior articles.  Just click on the links you find interesting.  Anything with a [Must Read] is a must read!  I always welcome feedback, reach out by commenting below or on twitter @mwhomecare.

 

Local Information/News

[Must Read] Assisted living facilities were in the news this first quarter of 2016 for all the wrong reasons, but currently, they are in the news lobbying to add medical services in their buildings.   This starts to blur the lines between being senior housing community and a skilled facility (like nursing homes).  Will this mean assisted livings need more oversight, specifically by the department of health?

Additionally, a very interesting article on Yarmouth, and how it is the highest percentage of older adults on the east coast, including Florida.

 

Dementia

Dementia takes massive financial tolls on their families and communication becomes a massive problem too, here are twenty-one tips for improving communication.

In a hopeful step forward, researchers have had success regenerating brain tissues as a possible new treatment.

[Must Read] A large-scale study identifies that nearly HALF, yes HALF of all Alzheimer’s cases are diabetes related.

Finally, the 5 best memory tests for dementia.

 

Disease

Sean Park, infamous ex-facebook president is involved in a “revolutionary” project to solve cancer.

Loneliness increase the risk of heart disease and stroke says findings.

 

Facilities

How to determine when it is time for a nursing home.

 

Caregiving

Pill management organization tips for those dealing with lots of medications.

The best car features for caregivers.

A high-school student invests a cheaper hearing aid – only $60!

 

Insurance

Where America gets it’s health coverage.  It is an interesting infographic on where American’s get their insurance.

 

Wrapping It Up

That’s it for the best of caregiver news, April 2016.  The internet is big out there, so tell me what you think!  Did I miss anything?  Reach me at @mwhomecare on Twitter or leave a comment below.