Archive | October, 2013

A Little-Known Benefit for Aging Veterans

Here’s a riddle: When is a government benefit that pays for caregivers, assisted living and a nursing home not a benefit? When hardly any people know they’re entitled to it. That seems to be the story with a Department of Veterans Affairs benefit called the Aid and Attendance and Housebound Improved Pension benefit, known as […]

How to Stop the Alzheimer’s Wandering Crisis

Why Do People with Alzheimer’s and Dementia Wander? Of course it’s difficult to imagine what it’s like to have Alzheimer’s or dementia, but there seem to be three primary causes of wandering for seniors with dementia: 1.Confusion People with Alzheimer’s and other kinds of dementia can become confused and disoriented about their location and get […]