The 7 stages of Alzheimer’s

My mom passed away from this terrible brain disease called “alzheimer’s.”  Sadly, another very close relative has also been afflicted with this deadly disease and is now on stage 7.  My family’s experience with my belated mom’s dementia gave us a greater understanding on how to deal with this terminal disease. There are many clinical […]

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Drug-resistant ‘superbug’ threat mounts [Health News via Wallstreet]

This article is reminiscent of all the times our belated parents were in and out of the hospital due to their terminal illnesses. They were fortunate to overcome several pneumonias of which at times they struggled with  antibiotic-resistant infections, thus extending their hospital stay.  Indeed, after 13 years of caring for mom and dad, we’ve witnessed […]

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Should the Eligibility Age for Medicare Be Raised?

Few would argue that Medicare, the U.S. health-insurance program for the elderly, needs fixing. Spending on the program is growing so fast so quickly that it is threatening the health of the U.S. economy. And with tens of millions of baby boomers retiring and the ranks of the elderly growing, things could get much worse […]

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