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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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Steps for Adult Children Caregivers to Follow After a Holiday Visit

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Steps for Adult Children Caregivers to Follow After a Holiday Visit By,   Sheri Samotin, President, LifeBridge Solutions, LLC Many families take advantage of the holidays to enjoy time together. While these visits can range from fun to extremely stressful for all sorts of reasons, one common outcome is that adult children who haven’t seen their […]

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8 Tips to Help Seniors Enjoy the Holidays

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8 Tips to Help Seniors Enjoy the Holidays By Sharon O’Brien For many older adults, the holidays can be highly stressful, confusing, or even depressing if their mental, physical and emotional needs are not taken into account. If you have older friends and family members with underlying health issues, you can help them enjoy the […]

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Holiday Caregiver Burnout

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Holiday Caregiver Burnout Author: Valerie Michel Buck Whether you’re at the end of your tether, that tether has been cut years ago or you’re just starting caregiving for a loved one, this time of year always seems to be the hardest. The season of joy is upon us, that is what the media, shopping centers […]

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Recommended Reading: Dementia Beyond Drugs

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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

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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

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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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6 Tips to Keep in Mind While Helping Aging Parents

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6 Tips to Keep in Mind While Helping Aging Parents by Valerie Buck, August 25, 2014 |National Care Planning Council  1. Getting old is financially scary No matter how much money one may have, thinking about covering the expenses associated with aging or dealing with the unknown can be extremely scary. What if your elderly […]

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Passing on Your Passwords as Part of Your Estate

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Passing on Your Passwords as Part of Your Estate When contemplating wills and estates, it’s no longer enough to leave behind information about the location of your safe-deposit box or the name of your lawyer. In this increasingly digital world, what’s even more important is letting your next of kin know the user names and […]

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Recommended Reading from Choice Connections of VA

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Recommended Reading from Choice Connections of VA Coping with Your Difficult Older Parent: A Guide For Stressed Out Children Grace Lebow (Author), Barbara Kane (Author), Irwin Lebow (Author) Do You Have An Aging Parent Who — Blames you for everything that goes wrong? Cannot tolerate being alone, wants you all the time? Is obsessed with health […]

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