Well, I guess I totally forgot to write up the Best of Caregiver News of for October, so my apologies for missing that, but it gets busy, and sometimes I can’t write on this blog as much as I would like.

It was another crazy month with all the articles that are going coming out.  As you know, 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!

 

Alzheimer’s/Dementia

New drugs are keeping dementia patients out of care homes longer.  This is great because the cost of dementia care is staggeringly high, and looks to continue to rise.

Here are some tips to getting you parent with dementia to stop driving as quickly as possible.

If you are concerned a loved one might have dementia, an early indicator might be changes in humor.

 

Medicare/Insurance/Hospice

Since hospitals are penalized by Medicare for too many readmissions, are they now substituting observation status for an a readmission?

A great lesson in end of life care from the Veterans Association.

Many parents demand that they never are placed in a nursing home, this is when to ignore them.

Surging prices are putting many drugs out of reach for Americans, even those with insurance.

General Information

Will the $15 per hour minimum wage battle cause issues in the home health industry?

[Must Read] Did you know?  Most viruses help keep us alive?

[Must Read]  Another outstanding article on the cost of care as we live longer.

Prolonged sitting is not good for heart disease.

Cancer

Scientists discover clocks inside your cells that may determine when you get cancer.

A new test can identify cancer for a drop of blood with astounding accuracy.

Caregiving

5 ten minute “pick me ups” for caregivers