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.
CONTINUE READING Helping Your Parents Without Pulling your Hair Out: Hiring a Professional Geriatric Care Manager
As baby boomers age, the number of adults who need some type of assistance will continue to rise.
CONTINUE READING How to Use Care When Hiring a Caregiver
Navigating the maze of eldercare options can be challenging. A geriatric assessment can help you figure out the level of care your loved one needs.
CONTINUE READING When Should You Push for a Geriatric Assessment?
Efforts to detect Alzheimer’s disease earlier and more cheaply are focusing on signs of the ailment in the eye and sense of smell.
CONTINUE READING Key to Detecting Alzheimer’s Early Could Be in the Eye
It’s important for seniors to see a doctor regularly to stay on top of any potential health issues.
CONTINUE READING Seniors Need Preventative Care
A lifetime engaging in intellectually stimulating pursuits may significantly lower your risk for dementia in your golden years, new research suggests.
CONTINUE READING Lifetime of Learning Might Thwart Dementia, Study Suggests
In just 12 years, the oldest members of the huge baby-boom generation will turn 80. Many will need some kind of long-term care. A new study from says that care could vary dramatically in cost and quality depending on where they live.
CONTINUE READING How Your State Rates In Terms Of Long-Term Care
While there’s currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, new research indicates that there are a number of healthy lifestyle strategies that can help most people reduce the risk of getting it.
CONTINUE READING Health Strategies For Preventing Alzheimer’s
How do you keep Grandma safe from falls without making her feel like someone’s watching her every move?
CONTINUE READING New Technologies to Help Seniors Age in Place
Amy Seigel was recently interviewed on wrpbitv.com! Amy appeared on The Anything Bucket show to educate viewers on the many aspects of care management that Advocare provides to area South Florida residents.
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Some reminders about detecting and treating strokes are offered as Stroke Awareness Month continues.
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When vetting a home for a parent, look out for these red flags.
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If you or a loved one is reluctant to get a hearing aid, there are dozens of “personal sound amplification products” (PSAPs) that can help.
CONTINUE READING Personal Sound Amplification Products Can Help Seniors Hear Better
Here’s what I’ve learned in shopping for my wife’s funeral services: Start early, but don’t rush it. Each decision triggers more decisions. And the costs climb quickly.
CONTINUE READING A Caregiver’s Guide to Planning a Funeral
Many elderly people tend to be less outgoing the older they get, but those with hearing loss may become even more socially isolated.
CONTINUE READING Hearing Loss Might Make Elderly Feel More Isolated
Despite a narrow brush with a new reduction to Social Security benefits, seniors will not see the proposed move to a more conservative cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, in 2014.
CONTINUE READING What the Social Security COLA Means to Seniors
A series of studies in recent years has suggested that certain types of game training can improve a person’s cognitive performance.
CONTINUE READING Do Brain Workouts Work? Science Isn’t Sure
With the number of people living with dementia expected to double to 65.7 million by 2030, no one doubts the seriousness of Alzheimer’s.
CONTINUE READING Alzheimer’s Disease A Deadlier Threat Than Previously Thought, Study Finds
Taking care of an elder loved one over a period of time can be incredibly taxing, both physically and mentally. Fortunately, there are a number of tips and services you can turn to that can help lighten the load.
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They took care of you for years. Now it’s your turn.
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Heart disease is the biggest killer of American women and men. But, it’s also a preventable disease in many cases.
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