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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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5 Traits of the Worst Nursing Homes

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5 Traits of the Worst Nursing Homes By Geoff Williams, U.S. News & World Report, May 7, 2014 Horror stories abound of elder abuse and neglect in nursing homes and it can be very scary for families who need to search for options for a loved one.  Choice Connections can help you find the best […]

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Back to school – for seniors, too

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Back to school – for seniors, too September is back to school time, but not just for kids. Older adults can take advantage of a myriad of lifelong learning opportunities as far ranging as taking a cooking class, being tutored in computer skills or visiting a public library. Research shows that older adults can benefit […]

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Intellectual Enrichment Again Proven to Delay Cognitive Decline in Seniors

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Intellectual Enrichment Again Proven to Delay Cognitive Decline in Seniors The latest study from Mayo Clinic published in JAMA Neurology suggests even those with high risk gene can delay cognitive decline for years. The evidence continues to mount that the way to protect against the common cognitive decline seen in too many senior citizens is […]

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Recommended Vaccinations for Seniors

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Recommended Vaccinations for Seniors Many people know that flu shots are recommended for seniors but there are other immunizations that are also recommended.  Here’s a breakdown of what vaccines the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends for adults 50 and older, and how they’re covered by Medicare. Influenza (flu): You know seasonal flu shots […]

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Dehydration: A Hidden Risk to the Elderly

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Dehydration: A Hidden Risk to the Elderly If dehydration is not identified and treated, the consequences to health are significant, including reduced or even loss of consciousness, rapid but weak pulse, and lowered blood pressure. If rehydration is not started, the situation can become life-threatening. It’s important for caregivers of the elderly to be more […]

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Recommending Reading from Choice Connections of Virginia

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Recommending Reading from Choice Connections of Virginia Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias: 101 Stories of Caregiving, Coping, and Compassion Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia affect millions of people each year. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia is difficult but you will feel less alone […]

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To Your Health! Food Safety for Seniors

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To Your Health! Food Safety for Seniors Seniors have a lifetime of experience shopping, preparing and eating food. And fortunately, Americans enjoy one of the safest most healthful food supplies in the world. But a lot has changed over your lifetime–from the way food is produced and distributed, to the way it is prepared and […]

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Warning Signs of a Stroke

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Learn the many warning signs of a stroke. Act FAST and CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY at any sign of a stroke. Use FAST to remember the warning signs:  F  FACE: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?  A  ARMS: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?  S […]

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Recommended Reading from Choice Connections of VA

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Recommended Reading from Choice Connections of VA How We Age: A Doctor’s Journey into the Heart of Growing Old by Marc Agronin A young doctor’s reflections on his experiences as a nursing-home psychiatrist—and the remarkable stories of vitality, connection, and growth that transformed his view of aging In the tradition of Atul Gawande and Sherwin […]

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