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Speak Out Against Elder Abuse

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October is National Residents’ Rights Month, a national effort to celebrate, honor, educate, and protect those living in long-term care homes and their families. The goal is to help not only the residents themselves but their families and communities recognize the rights of long-term care residents and learn how to speak up if they or […]

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Recommended Reading from Choice Connections of Virginia – Senior Living

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You and Your Aging Parent: A Family Guide to Emotional, Social, Health, and Financial Problems By Barbara Silverstone & Helen Kandel Hyman First published in 1976, You and Your Aging Parent is a classic–the first book to shed light on the challenging relationship between adult children and their aging parents, illuminating the emotional, health, and […]

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Report Confirms Alzheimer’s Disease Crisis

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Another Report Confirms Alzheimer’s Disease Crisis A new report released by Alzheimer’s Disease International found that between 2010 and 2050, the total number of seniors who require care will nearly triple from 101 to 277 million. The report estimates that half of those seniors will be suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementia.  Growing […]

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Sundowner Syndrome in Seniors

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  Sundown Syndrome: Late afternoon or evening agitation, restlessness, confusion When it happens Moderate- to severe-stage dementia Why it happens Scientists aren’t certain what causes sundown syndrome in some people with dementia. Theories include: the internal biological clock we each have being reset somehow, a drop in blood pressure, hunger, changes in glucose levels, reduced […]

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Poll Shows CCRCs Deliver Peace of Mind to Residents

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Peace of mind was named as a primary motivator to move into a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), residents told U.S. News: Money as part of a two-article series on retirement community living. A group of 10 residents-four couples and a widow and widower, ranging in age from 72 to 92-talked about their retirement living […]

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Stuck in the Middle: Shared Stories And Tips For Caregiving Your Elderly Parents

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By Barbara McVicker and Darby McVicker Puglielli For more than 75 million people in the United States providing care for an aging parent, Barbara McVicker has released Stuck in the Middle. In her book, McVicker provides real-life short stories by caregivers and a practical guide with tip lists. Like many adult children, McVicker felt “stuck […]

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Talking to Your Older Relative About a Move: Tips for Caregivers

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Have a script mentally prepared.  Review in your mind what you would like to say and how you would like to say it.  Keep your message clear and simple.  Planning ahead for this conversation will allow you to deal with your own complex emotions beforehand so you can focus all your energy on being supportive […]

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