The prescription drug epidemic is a national health problem and studies show it's a rapidly growing challenge for our elderly population too. Prescription drug abuse occurs when a person takes medication that wasn't prescribed for them or they simply use the medication in a way that wasn't recommended by their physician. On many occasions, the patient may take more medication than required or mix it with alcohol or other medications which can lead to major problems.Read more
A recent study by the University of Missouri showed our rural nursing homes lag behind urban nursing homes significantly with information technology. With rural areas struggling with their IT, our most vulnerable senior citizens could suffer from reduced care in those markets.Read more
Most senior citizens consider ourselves relatively confident when we are driving and obeying all the rules of the road, so confident that if we were involved in a minor accident, we believe we would somehow be ok. However, that way of thinking no longer exists as the Takata airbag recall continues to unfold.Read more
It pays big dividends to study your Medicare plan in order to maximize the benefits available to you. With our healthcare costs continuing to spiral out of control, it is important to ensure you are getting the most for your money by securing those benefits that are available.Read more
American Senior Alliance Executive Director, Conwell Hooper, wrote this following opinion piece for The Natchez Democrat.
We have all heard the horror stories of regulations killing business by creating a web of red tape that it makes it difficult to operate, much less turn a profit. Just south of here in Adams County, MS, the federal government hinders growth, innovation, and expansion by burdening some of our favorite health care facilities.Read more
There is finally hope on the horizon for Alzheimer’s patients as scientists make progress on a vaccine that could prevent or even reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
This is a big deal for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients and the medical community for the treatment of these diseases. The new vaccine targets tau proteins and abnormal beta-amyloid that can build up and cause Alzheimer’s.Read more