Monthly Archives: May 2016

Recommended Reading for June 2016

May 31st, 2016 (No Comments)

Grandpa’s Got De-men-cha By:  Rebecca Youngmark (Author), Sheryl Otto (Illustrator) Grandpa’s Got De-men-cha is written for young children to help explain the disease of Dementia and the changes it may bring to their beloved Grandpa. Written as a coloring book, it encourages young children to make it their own and include a picture of them and their Grandpa. […]

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Best Foods for Dementia

May 31st, 2016 (No Comments)

Hippocrates once said “Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food.” In the case of dementia, a diet of nutrient-rich foods can improve patient outcomes and quality of life. Advanced dementia patients may forget to eat, and eventually don’t feel hunger as a result of depression, medication side effects and cognitive […]

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Technology for Seniors: 4 Tips for Teaching Older Adults

May 31st, 2016 (No Comments)

Technology for seniors can enrich the lives of older adults in many ways, but teaching seniors can be challenging.  Many seniors are intimidated by computers and concerned about costs. In addition to seniors’ hesitations, offering technology training can be time consuming. The following strategies can help you address some of the most common challenges associated […]

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What Should I Expect to Pay for Funeral and Burial Expenses

May 31st, 2016 (No Comments)

What Should I Expect to Pay for Funeral and Burial Expenses A common goal among many aging seniors and their families is to put money aside for funeral and burial expenses. Most, however, are unsure how much to save and how prepared to be in the event of a death. It is certainly easier for […]

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Recommended Reading: May 2016

May 8th, 2016 (No Comments)

Downsizing The Family Home: What to Save, What to Let Go by Marni Jameson (Author), Mark Brunetz (Foreword) It’s a rite of passage almost no one will escape: the difficult, emotional journey of downsizing your or your aging parents’ home. Here, nationally syndicated home columnist Marni Jameson sensitively guides readers through the process, from opening […]

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Dementia: One Name but Many Different Illnesses

May 8th, 2016 (No Comments)

Dementia:  One Name but Many Different Illnesses One of the most common things Primary Care Physicians (PCP) see seniors for is evaluation of cognitive decline.  Often PCPs do not refer the patient out, but instead enter a diagnosis of dementia in the patient record based on the family report and then give a prescription for […]

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4 Ways Seniors Can Work with Dogs and Improve Their Mental Health In the Process

May 8th, 2016 (No Comments)

4 Ways Seniors Can Work with Dogs and Improve Their Mental Health In the Process According to the World Health Organization, approximately 15% of older adults suffer from a mental disorder. Seniors should take steps to improve their mental health, and one way is to work with dogs. Dogs provide companionship and comfort, as well […]

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Aging: What to expect as you get older

May 8th, 2016 (No Comments)

Aging: What to expect as you get older (Part 2 of 2) Posted on Sept. 18, 2006, 7:55 a.m. in Aging Wonder what’s considered a normal part of the aging process? Here’s part 2 of what to expect as you get older.  If you missed last month’s article, let me know and I will send […]

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