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Recommending Reading for August 2017

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Navigating the Journey of Aging Parents: What Care Receivers Want By  Cheryl Kuba   Caregivers will be made aware of what care receivers truly want during life’s final chapters. Exploring issues of housing, spirituality, personal care and death, Cheryl Kuba has created a testament to the dependent elderly. This book draws on numerous interviews with aging […]

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Perpetrators of Elder Abuse Are Usually Family Members

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Perpetrators of Elder Abuse Are Usually Family Members Many elderly rely entirely on family or other trusted individuals to help them. Whether it is physiological or psychological, as people grow older they tend to need guidance and support. Unfortunately, the dependence upon caregivers or family members makes an older person more vulnerable to abuse. One […]

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Discover Great Ideas for Gifts Older Adults Will Love

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Discover Great Ideas for Gifts Older Adults Will Love To make your shopping a little easier this holiday season, we’ve put together a list of fun and practical items for older adults. Grandparent Talk uses a deck of question cards to stimulate social interaction and spontaneous discussion between grandparents and the youngsters who don’t necessarily recognize […]

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Holidays with Seniors: A Successful Thanksgiving

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Holidays with Seniors: A Successful Thanksgiving It’s Thanksgiving again!  Millions of families across the country–and expats all over the world for that matter–are preparing themselves for turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, candied yams, and I won’t even mention the desserts!  Year after year, it’s the same routine that we all know and […]

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Recommended Reading: September 2016

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Recommended Reading: September 2016  Aging Wisely: Strategies for Baby Boomers and Seniors By Robert A. Levine, M.D. This book focuses on aging as more of a philosophy and attitude. Written by a neurologist, Dr. Levine provides examples of how people he has worked with deal with aging and in so doing gives insight to what […]

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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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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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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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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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