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Is Exercise Always Good for Battling Depression?

Is Exercise Always Good for Battling Depression?

Contradicting conventional wisdom, a British study of elderly nursing home residents showed that moderate exercise does NOT lessen depressive symptoms. The study published in The Lancet by the National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment tracked nearly 1,000 patients in two nursing homes. Nearly half of the residents battled depression and were willing to be … Continue reading

Today’s Long Term Care Insurance Buyer

Today’s Long Term Care Insurance Buyer

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) published a study two years ago, tracking long-term care insurance (LTC) buyers between 1990 and 2010. They also compared buyers with the general population. Although most assisted living communities and home care agencies mention LTC insurance as a means to pay for their services, few people buy it. For those interested in … Continue reading

Naming a Price for Dementia Care

Naming a Price for Dementia Care

Attempting to calculate the cost of dementia care is a tricky task. Generalities which do not require research – “it’s expensive,” “costs are going to rise,” “it’s a growing business,” etc. will not contribute any hard data. The New England Journal of Medicine published the “Monetary Costs of Dementia” last week. The background for this … Continue reading