Monthly Archives: October 2014

Caregiving Tips for Traveling With Seniors

October 30th, 2014 (No Comments)

Caregiving Tips for Traveling With Seniors Registered nurse Renata Gelman, shared her tips for planning a vacation with an elderly loved one: Get doctor clearance. Consult with the elder’s primary care physician before booking any travel to discuss these issues: Is the destination you’ve chosen appropriate for your parent’s abilities and limitations? Do they need any […]

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Recommended Reading: Dementia Beyond Drugs

October 30th, 2014 (No Comments)

Recommended Reading: Dementia Beyond Drugs Book: Dementia Beyond Drugs:  Changing the Culture of Care (By: G. Allen Power) Full of visionary and practical calls-to-action, Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care is an essential read for anyone involved in the care of an individual with dementia, including nursing staff, social workers, occupational therapists, medical […]

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Use Medicines Wisely

October 30th, 2014 (No Comments)

Use Medicines Wisely The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that seniors need to take extra care with both prescription and over-the-counter medications. As we get older, many of us begin to take multiple medications, which can increase our risk for potentially dangerous drug interactions. Plus, keeping track of multiple medications and taking them exactly […]

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Holidays with Seniors: A Successful Thanksgiving

October 30th, 2014 (No Comments)

Holidays with Seniors:  A Successful Thanksgiving It’s Thanksgiving again!  Millions of families across the country are preparing themselves for turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, candied yams, and of course, the desserts!  Year after year, it’s the same routine that we all know and love and stress over.  That is, of course, until […]

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