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(BPT) – Kristen Beatty’s 78-year-old father, Ray, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s about 10 years ago. Since then, he has developed a sense of paranoia, insomnia and the delusion that people are stealing from him. Though Beatty and her brother constantly reassure their father to allay his fears, the daily struggle can take its toll. Beatty’s […]
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(BPT) – Hearing loss is common, but the perception that hearing loss is only caused by aging is incorrect. More than 36 million Americans have hearing loss. It is considered the third most chronic condition among the elderly, according to the Hearing Loss Association of America. Changing lifestyle habits and treating a variety of health […]
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Family caregivers need a source of spiritual encouragement, says Caregiver Partners, the organization launching a new mobile app that serves as a quiet, understanding friend anytime and anywhere. The non-denominational Caregiver Prayer app is free and available at the App Store, Google Play and online at CaregiverPrayer.com. When someone is seriously ill and receiving constant […]
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Elder Abuse & Neglect

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On March 2, 2017
The exact incidence of elder abuse is difficult to determine because this crime is largely unreported. Many experts agree that 4% of elders age 65 and over in this country are abused or neglected at any given time. Depending on the study, only one in five to one in 14 cases is reported to authorities. […]
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