It was a bit of a light month with all the articles that are going coming out, so no reason you can’t read all the good stuff!  Still, there is an awful lot of junk to sort through every month, but I found a ton of great articles for you. So here are my picks for the very best of caregiver news, just click on the links you find interesting.  Anything with a [Must Read] is a must read!

Facilities

[Must Read]  So over the last few months the Boston Globe’s Kay Lazar, has been reporting on the nursing home Woodbrair of Wilmington’s possible at-fault deaths, one in February and then again in March!  Now there is a SCATHING report that came out yesterday questioning many of the for-profit nursing homes in Massachusetts.

Cancer

A new “ground breaking” discovery shows promise of having immune system target cancer cells.

Good and bad, depending on how you see it, 90% of cancers are caused by lifestyle, not DNA or bad luck.

Diets

There were a number or interesting articles regarding diets and food, let get into it!

There is an interesting article where researchers may have fond the “on/off switch” in a gene that could help stop overeating.

Not only are they tasty,  but blueberries might help in fighting dementia.

Research shows if produce costs were cut by 10%, more people would by and thousands of lives would be saved from heart disease.

General Caregiving

How do you know when it is the right time to take the keys away from a senior?

If you have not become your loved one’s power of attorney, you should look into that immediately (assuming it’s needed).

Interest statistics on women caregivers and how much they really do.

Medicines

[Must Read] Perscription drug costs are skyrocketing these days.  It is so severe the costs of drugs needed to save lives has doubled in the last seven years!

Wrapping It Up

That’s it for the best of caregiver news, March 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.