Monthly Archives: July 2016

16 Things I Would Want If I Were to Get Dementia

July 31st, 2016 (No Comments)

16 Things I Would Want If I Were to Get Dementia On behalf of those who have dementia, a caregiver offers suggestions for how to treat people with dementia. When you work in dementia care, people tend to ask you a lot of questions. Probably one of the most common questions that I hear is, […]

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How To Talk to Elderly Loved Ones About Tough Family Issues

July 31st, 2016 (No Comments)

How To Talk to Elderly Loved Ones About Tough Family Issues Adult children and their parents often have trouble talking effectively. Small disagreements can be irksome and frustrating; if they simmer and grow, they can poison your last precious months and years together. What causes these misunderstandings? According to David Solie, author of How to Say […]

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Recommended Reading for July

July 3rd, 2016 (No Comments)

Recommended Reading for July Beyond Driving with Dignity; The workbook for the families of older drivers By:  Matt Gurwell  This workbook has been designed to provide comprehensive steps for families to take as they evaluate an older adults’ driving abilities and work through issues of a successful driving retirement. Click here to purchase this book.

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Visual Blurring May Increase Fall Risk in Older Adults

July 3rd, 2016 (No Comments)

Visual Blurring May Increase Fall Risk in Older Adults Visual blurring—like that produced by bifocals or multifocal lenses—may cause errors in foot position when walking. And that could contribute to the risk of tripping and falling in older adults, suggests a study in the June issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy […]

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How To Make Feeding Those with Dementia Easier

July 3rd, 2016 (No Comments)

How To Make Feeding Those with Dementia Easier Many people with dementia lose some ability to feed themselves, creating a significant challenge for family caregivers, as well as feelings of anxiety. People with dementia often experience unintentional weight loss and therefore can be at risk of malnutrition. This may be due to reduced appetite, difficulty swallowing, forgetting and/or […]

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Your Age Isn’t the Best Predictor of Your Health

July 3rd, 2016 (No Comments)

Your Age Isn’t the Best Predictor of Your Health Biologically speaking, doctors have relied upon age to immediately place you in certain medical categories. But this way of looking at people isn’t the most accurate way to tell how healthy they really are. The concept of biological age, as opposed to chronological age, is gaining […]

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