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Ring Up Your Phone for Your Medications

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Ring Up Your Phone for Your Medications As we get older, we have to take more medications at the same time we have less memory. Fortunately, the miracle of technology has a solution for that in the form of “apps”—applications for smartphones. Apps are available for “medication adherence”—making sure you take the right medication in […]

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Hospitals Strive to Make Patients More Comfortable

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Hospitals Strive to Make Patients More Comfortable Even if you’ve managed to avoid hospitals for most of your life, as you age chances increase that you’ll require a hospital stay. You may dread hospitals because you either know firsthand or have heard how unpleasant the experience can be. Popular stories often revolve around acquiring infections […]

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Guarding Against Common Hospital Errors

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Guarding Against Common Hospital Errors Hospital patients potentially face an assortment of medical complications, but you can be proactive and guard against problems. Before your hospital visit, write down your medications, the dosage for each and when and why you take them. Also list the dates and reasons for all previous surgeries/procedures. Most important, don’t […]

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Storing and Sharing Your Advance Directive Documents

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Storing and Sharing Your Advance Directive Documents Just as important as creating an Advance Directive is making sure that other people know that you have them and know where they are located. According to the National Institute on Aging, there are key people who should be told that you have an advance directive and given […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Activities with Seniors

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St. Patrick’s Day Activities with Seniors Many Americans—not just those with Irish roots—celebrate and attend parties on St. Patrick’s Day. Senior citizens might still like to participate in themed events, but health and mobility issues can get in the way with traditional activities like pub crawls. Use St. Patrick’s Day-themed activities to encourage senior citizens […]

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Finding Your Purpose in Life

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Finding Your Purpose in Life In the past few years, research has touted the benefits of having a purpose in life, physically as well as emotionally. Two recent studies show that having a purpose in life increased longevity. One recent study looked at data from the Midlife in the United States project, which is funded […]

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Why Do Some Move to a Senior Community?

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Why Do Some Move to a Senior Community? It is said that “there’s no place like home!”    For many seniors, remaining in their home is of utmost importance.  Fortunately, there are numerous resources available to help make that goal a reality.  Why then, do some seniors make the decision to move to a senior community? […]

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Recommended Reading from Choice Connections of VA

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Recommended Reading from Choice Connections of VA It’s Because I Love You: An Information Guide On Senior by BSN Linda Joan Arzente Caregiving does Not Need To Be A Burden. Learn how to become a good caregiver and advocate. A short, informative book for caregivers, adult children, family members, and others to be used as […]

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Estate Planning Documents

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Estate Planning Documents Written by:  James J. Ruggiero, Jr. Esq, Paoli, Pennsylvania Make sure your Loved Ones know where your Estate Planning Documents are located For most people, finally establishing an estate plan is a big step that they have undertaken after years of delay. A second step is making decisions regarding the executor, trustees, beneficiaries, funeral […]

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Reaching Out to People with Dementia

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Reaching Out to People with Dementia As we get older, many of us have someone in our lives who has dementia. Maybe it’s your aging father in the nursing home, or your spouse who is showing early signs of Alzheimer’s, or even a neighbor. Maybe they’re not making sense or don’t respond when we say […]

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