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Recommended Reading for June 2016

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Grandpa’s Got De-men-cha By:  Rebecca Youngmark (Author), Sheryl Otto (Illustrator) Grandpa’s Got De-men-cha is written for young children to help explain the disease of Dementia and the changes it may bring to their beloved Grandpa. Written as a coloring book, it encourages young children to make it their own and include a picture of them and their Grandpa. […]

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Dementia: One Name but Many Different Illnesses

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Dementia:  One Name but Many Different Illnesses One of the most common things Primary Care Physicians (PCP) see seniors for is evaluation of cognitive decline.  Often PCPs do not refer the patient out, but instead enter a diagnosis of dementia in the patient record based on the family report and then give a prescription for […]

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4 Ways Seniors Can Work with Dogs and Improve Their Mental Health In the Process

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4 Ways Seniors Can Work with Dogs and Improve Their Mental Health In the Process According to the World Health Organization, approximately 15% of older adults suffer from a mental disorder. Seniors should take steps to improve their mental health, and one way is to work with dogs. Dogs provide companionship and comfort, as well […]

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Aging: What to expect as you get older

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Aging: What to expect as you get older (Part 2 of 2) Posted on Sept. 18, 2006, 7:55 a.m. in Aging Wonder what’s considered a normal part of the aging process? Here’s part 2 of what to expect as you get older.  If you missed last month’s article, let me know and I will send […]

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How Elder Law Can Help You

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How Elder Law Can Help You NCPC, September 18, 2015 | by Lynda Neuenschwander The specialty of Elder Law is becoming more important as our population ages. People are living longer, but in many cases, are not living better.  As a result, the need is growing for specialized legal advice about aging-related issues. First, let’s […]

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Aging: What to expect as you get older

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Aging: What to expect as you get older Posted on Sept. 18, 2006, 7:55 a.m. in Aging When I was pregnant with my children, I found myself glued to the book, What to Expect When You’re Expecting.  It was the “Bible” of pregnancy and everyone I knew had relied on it for guidance.  I looked […]

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Warning Signs a Senior Shouldn’t Be Driving

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Warning Signs a Senior Shouldn’t Be Driving Wondering if it is time to take away the keys? There are a number of issues you should take into account. It would be a lot easier if we could just assign an age when people are no longer safe drivers, but as a group, seniors are relatively […]

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Arthritis Among Seniors

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Arthritis Among Seniors Arthritis affects millions of people of all ages, including children.   From 2010-2012, nearly 50% of adults 65 years or older in the U.S. were told by a doctor that they have some form of arthritis in their joints. Although osteoarthritis is the most common form of the disease, there are over 100 […]

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Connecting with Seniors Who Have Alzheimer’s—Even in the Latest Stages of the Disease

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Connecting with Seniors Who Have Alzheimer’s—Even in the Latest Stages of the Disease There are four activities that can typically reach persons at all stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Read more about each: Being Visited by a Child It’s a well-known fact that children can reach people with dementia at a deep emotional level that adults […]

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Recommended Reading for February

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Recommended Reading for February How to Deal with 21 Critical Issues Facing Aging Seniors By:  Thomas Day Aging seniors and their families are often confounded by the complexity of issues facing the elderly. Not only do older Americans have to contend with declining income, increased debt and poor investment returns, but they have to deal […]

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