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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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More Caregivers Are No Spring Chickens Themselves

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More Caregivers Are No Spring Chickens Themselves Every few years, the National Alliance for Caregiving and the AARP Public Policy Institute survey the state of American caregiving; their latest report, published last month, focused in part on caregivers over 75. They constitute 7 percent of those who provide unpaid care to a relative or friend, […]

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Recommended Reading from Choice Connections

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Recommended Reading from Choice Connections Creating Moments of Joy for the Person with Alzheimer’s or Dementia: A Journal for Caregivers by Jolene Brackey When a person has short-term memory loss, his life is made up of moments. We are not able to create a perfectly wonderful day with those who have dementia, but it is […]

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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Elderly

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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Elderly Posted by Lynn McLean on Yahoo Voices You may recall the holiday shopping cliche, “What do you give to the person who has everything?” Often, the person who seems to have all the “things” that they need is the special parent, grandparent, aunt, or uncle on your holiday gift list. It […]

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Holiday Blues – Depression among the Elderly

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Holiday Blues – Depression among the Elderly The holiday season offers many opportunities to spend quality time with family and friends. If you are a caregiver or family member of an aging loved one, you may observe a change in their mood or behavior during the holidays. You may notice unusual signs of fatigue or […]

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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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New Test for Alzheimer’s is 93% Accurate

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It seems that we are increasingly hearing about people being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. We know that this disease impacts many of our clients and their families so we are always looking for interesting articles to share with you about this disease. The test that you are about to read about could play a huge role […]

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