Helping Your Parents Without Pulling your Hair Out: Hiring a Professional Geriatric Care Manager

If you are a long distance caregiver taking care of your parents or other family, a Professional Geriatric Care Manager can be a lifesaver! We developed this primer to help those long-distance caregivers that are considering hiring a Professional Care Manager to help manage the care of their loved ones that live at a distance.

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Social Security

Social Security provides tens of millions of Americans with the income they rely on in retirement, and there’s always room for current and future recipients to squeeze more from their benefits.

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No Such Thing as BACKGROUND Noise

With extreme concentration added, the directional hearing aids might make the difference for success in picking out basics of a conversation (from the low murmur of surrounding sounds) for short time periods, but even the directional hearing aids don’t seem to make much difference in my stress level.

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Being Supportive to the Senior with Alzheimer’s Improves Home Safety

There are so many ways to improve senior home safety, but even doing everything possible is not going to completely guarantee somebody else’s safety at home, including an elderly individual.

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Negative Beliefs About Aging Predict Alzheimer’s Disease in Study

“Although the findings are concerning, it is encouraging to realize that these negative beliefs about aging can be mitigated and positive beliefs about aging can be reinforced, so that the adverse impact is not inevitable.”

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Yet Another Role for Aspirin

Now it seems that SA’s impressive repertoire could expand to include Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease; one of its components has been found to bind to an enzyme called Glyceraldehyde 3-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (GAPDH), a culprit in these diseases.

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Discovery Could Lead to New Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

One of the first signs of Alzheimer’s disease is the loss of synapses – the structures that connect neurons in the brain.

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10 Signs of Caregiver Stress and Depression, When to Get Professional Help

There are several situations in which people can benefit from therapy.

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Decorating for the Holidays Ahead May Improve Care for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Looking for some good insight for making the holidays special for everyone?  Read more below and thank you for visiting us at Advocare of South Florida. We provideTransitional Care Management to area seniors.

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Changes in Humor May be Early Indicator for Dementia

FTD is the most common form of dementia among people in their 50s. Unlike with Alzheimer’s disease, memory problems are not a highly prominent symptom of the condition.

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Sundowner’s and the Coffee Connection: Why the Symptoms May Improve with Less Caffeine

Sundowner’s syndrome is a condition in which individuals with Alzheimer’s become more agitated as the day goes on.

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The Montessori Method for Alzheimer’s Care

Dr. Montessori believed devoutly (as do we) that every person deserves to be treated with respect and compassion. She encourages us to celebrate each person’s individual gifts.

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Can A Cancer Drug Reverse Parkinson’s Disease And Dementia?

A drug that’s already approved for treating leukemia appears to dramatically reduce symptoms in people who have Parkinson’s disease with dementia, or a related condition called Lewy body dementia.

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Home Safety and Alzheimer’s

People with Alzheimer’s can live in their homes, as long as safety measures are in place

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Dementia Caregiving – Making Family Outings Work for Everyone

A dementia diagnosis unfortunately still holds a stigma for many family caregivers.

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Senior-Friendly Technology for Caregivers

These smart health monitoring systems offer inexpensive convenience and relief to caregivers while enhancing the independence and dignity of those for whom they care.

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10 Solutions to the Problems Dementia Caregivers Face Each Day

Here are 10 tried and true solutions for caregivers biggest challenges!

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How Can Hearing Better Help Delay Dementia?

Today, 48 million Americans report some degree of hearing loss. Meanwhile, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type of dementia, every 67 seconds.

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Accepting Repetitive Alzheimer’s Behavior as the New Normal

It was only after I finally understood that the behaviors my mother was engaging in were normal for a person living with Alzheimer’s disease that I was able to finally accept Alzheimer’s.

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Is There a Link Between Alzheimer’s and Oral Health?

The debate about potential links between Alzheimer’s disease and dental infection and treatment has been grabbing headlines recently.

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7 Ways to Maximize Your Medicare

Picking the right plan starts with enrolling in the correct time period.

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