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March is Social Worker Month

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March is Social Worker Month “All People Matter” is the theme that The National Association of Social Workers is promoting for March which is Social Workers month. The American social work profession has a history of 116-years committed to improving social conditions and quality of life opportunities for everyone.  Social workers across the globe believe […]

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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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National Memory Care Certification Proposal

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 Proposal Pushes for National Memory Care Certification An independent proposal made last week, if accepted, could offer a new, optional certification for health care organizations that offer memory care services-a growing niche of senior housing that serves a population expected to triple by 2050, according to a recent report by Alzheimer’s Disease International. The proposal […]

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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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AARP: Senior Caregiver Supply to Plummet as Boomers Age

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Fewer older Americans will be able to remain living in their homes as they age, predicts AARP in a new report, as the number of potential caregivers shrinks dramatically compared to the coming boom in seniors at risk of needing long-term care. “Family caregivers-including family members, partners, or close friends-are a key factor in the […]

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July 2013 – The Choice Voice

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This issue of The Choice Voice includes: Government Provides Resource for Caregivers ALFA, Partners Take Big Steps To Tackle Elder Abuse New Health Insurance Exchanges under Health Care Law Do Not Affect Medicare Recommended Reading:  They’re Your Parents, Too!: How Siblings Can Survive Their Parents’ Aging Without Driving Each Other Crazy

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