Recommended Reading from Choice Connections of VA

The Aging Driver’s Safety Guide

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The Aging Driver’s Safety Guide Millions of aging adults continue to drive in order to keep their independence. This can be a concern for well-meaning family, friends, and caregivers; worried about the safety of their loved ones, other drivers, and pedestrians. With age, hearing and vision worsens in adults. Changes in the brain can make […]

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5 Habits That Will Help Seniors Get A Better Night’s Sleep

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5 Habits That Will Help Seniors Get A Better Night’s Sleep Getting enough sleep can benefit your life in many ways, not least of which is simply feeling good from day to day. Many seniors often have trouble sleeping, but incorporating some relatively simple habits into your day can make a big difference when it’s […]

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Recommend Reading for August 2016

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Recommend Reading for August 2016 How To Say It to Seniors: Closing the Communication Gap with Our Elders By: David Solie This book explores the reasons that communicating with the older adults is sometimes so frustrating and offers strategies and skills for overcoming these difficulties. In the book I show that by understanding our older […]

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Osteoporosis – What You Need To Know

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Osteoporosis – What You Need To Know National Care Planning Council:  June 29, 2016 | by Valerie Michel Buck “Strong bones, strong body.” -Unknown. This is a quote I’ve heard hundreds of times and didn’t know how meaningful it is till I started researching Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease and is often […]

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How To Talk to Elderly Loved Ones About Tough Family Issues

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How To Talk to Elderly Loved Ones About Tough Family Issues Adult children and their parents often have trouble talking effectively. Small disagreements can be irksome and frustrating; if they simmer and grow, they can poison your last precious months and years together. What causes these misunderstandings? According to David Solie, author of How to Say […]

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Best Foods for Dementia

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Hippocrates once said “Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food.” In the case of dementia, a diet of nutrient-rich foods can improve patient outcomes and quality of life. Advanced dementia patients may forget to eat, and eventually don’t feel hunger as a result of depression, medication side effects and cognitive […]

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Recommended Reading: May 2016

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Downsizing The Family Home: What to Save, What to Let Go by Marni Jameson (Author), Mark Brunetz (Foreword) It’s a rite of passage almost no one will escape: the difficult, emotional journey of downsizing your or your aging parents’ home. Here, nationally syndicated home columnist Marni Jameson sensitively guides readers through the process, from opening […]

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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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