Caregivers

Elderly Prescription Drug Abuse

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Elderly Prescription Drug Abuse When it comes to drug abuse, elderly adults are more prone to addiction than other age groups. Seniors use prescription drugs for all sorts of ailments, from chronic pain to insomnia. According to the NCADD, those 65 years of age and older consume nearly 40 percent of all medications prescribed in the country. […]

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Anticipatory Grief: Alzheimer’s

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Anticipatory Grief: How to Cope With the “Living Death” of Alzheimer’s Anticipatory grief is the emotional pain of losing a loved one, felt in advance of the person’s death. It’s a common phenomenon among those who care for the terminally ill. It may be experienced at any time by anyone connected to someone with Alzheimer’s, […]

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Recommended Reading | October 2017

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Caring for Your Parents: The Complete Family Guide (AARP®) By:  by Hugh Delehanty  (Author), Elinor Ginzler (Author), Mary Pipher (Foreword)   Drawing on AARP’s deep wellspring of expertise in the topic, AARP’s Caring for Your Parents offers both sensitive counsel and a practical road map through the complex emotional terrain many of us face as our parents’ age. This eye-opening book […]

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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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Using The Internet For Seniors

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Using The Internet For Seniors The internet is a valuable resource for seniors and it can be particularly helpful for those with mobility issues as it makes doing many things, such as paying bills; keeping in contact with people; and shopping, much easier, as they can all be done from home. If the senior is […]

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Is Medicaid Planning Ethical?

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Is Medicaid Planning Ethical? As in any area of consumer spending, knowing what to look for and what strategies to use in arranging for paid care services can often result in saving money. Some strategies such as Medicaid planning allow for preserving the home or relieving the pressure of spending retirement savings. Oftentimes a strategy […]

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Choice Connections Helps with Senior Housing Search

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Choice Connections Helps with Senior Housing Search Choice Connections of Virginia would like to thank the Richmond Times Dispatch for this wonderful article highlighting the services that we offer. Posted: Sunday, November 15, 2015 10:30 pm By JOAN TUPPONCE Special correspondent Lisa Hollier saw a growing need for a senior-care housing advisory service in the […]

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How to Help Senior Citizens Find Joy in the Thanksgiving Holiday Celebration

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How to Help Senior Citizens Find Joy in the Thanksgiving Holiday Celebration Obviously most people have preconceived ideas about what foods constitute a Thanksgiving celebration and we might think it would be turkey, gravy, green beans, stuffing, cranberries; but often there are special dishes that your group of seniors always had and they’d like some […]

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Beware of Home Repairs Too Good To Be True

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Beware of Home Repairs Too Good To Be True There are many reasons that Seniors are vulnerable to home repair scams. They are more likely to be home during the day when contractors come knocking on doors; old age infirmities may make it harder to do repairs, so it is likely that the house may […]

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Depression and Quality of Life in Older Adults

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Depression and Quality of Life in Older Adults The process of aging creates new and sometimes challenging experiences. These can include retirement, the death of loved ones, loss of mobility, and medical problems, all of which may lead to decreased mobility and increased isolation. The result of these changes may create a scenario ripe for […]

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