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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March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Here’s what to know.

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At What Age Are You Too Old to Manage Your Money

When to worry about your ability to take care of your own finances.

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Osteoperosis is Not Just For Women

If you think you cannot get osteoporosis because you are a man, think again!

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How to Organize Your Affairs

Organizing your key information and getting your personal and financial affairs in order is a great gift to your loved ones.

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The Dangers of Medication Mix-Ups

At the beginning of the New Year, it’s important for each of us to examine our health and lifestyle and plan for ways to improve in 2017.

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Who Needs an Advocate?

By Jill Poser, Director of Life Care Planning I began working with seniors back in 2008 when I chose to become certified as an ‘Aging-in-Place’ Specialist.

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease.

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A ‘Senior Moment’ or Alzheimer’s?

Are you wondering if a recent event was a senior moment or Alzheimer’s? Is it simple forgetfulness or dementia? Is this normal aging or something more serious?

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Are There Drugs Older Adults Should Avoid?

Do you have an aging parent who seems to be struggling with their medications? Are you concerned about drugs older adults should avoid? Medication Management is an vital aspect of what we provide at Advocare.

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Grandparent Scams – Learn How to Keep Seniors Safe

Grandparent Scams have been around for a few years, and do not receive the attention they once did, but it does still continue to happen. Don’t be caught of guard. This can happen to your parents!

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Seniors

Seasonal Affective Disorder, otherwise known as SAD, is a form of depression that affects a person during the same season each year.

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Avoid These Common and Costly Senior Scams

Seniors, particularly those who may be living alone, are vulnerable to costly senior scams.

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Dementia Care – I Heard That!

When families are providing dementia care, it can be really easy to talk for them or to talk about them without thought to their feelings.

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Can Text Messaging Help With Medication Adherence?

At times, the elderly can have a hard time keeping track of their medications since it is likely they may be taking several. Though this article is very interesting and promising with the use of text messaging as a reminder to achieve medication adherence, the fact is that elderly adults may not be text message saavy, and therefore this would have little use for them. However, for those who are accustomed to using a smart

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Take a Vacation from Being a Caregiver

Not taking time away from caregiving responsibilities can lead to bigger problems – caregiver burnout, stress, or poor health.

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Healing Our Caregiving Hurts

Caregiving hurts. People disappoint, situations cause pain, the declines break your heart. The hurt can break us into pieces and cause us to question whether we’ll never become whole again.

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Give Your Dad the Best Father’s Day Gift Ever: Your Attention

Listen early on if you can.

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Alzheimer’s Linked to Loss of Y Chromosome in Men

Azheimer’s disease affects more than 5 million Americans; that equates to 1 in 9 people over the age of 65.

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Bridging the Gap: The Role of Geriatric Care Managers in Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions

Avoidable hospital readmissions have received scrutiny due to their link with poor quality health outcomes and high care costs.

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One Size Does Not Fit All!

Chair Yoga was developed to fill a void for those who loved Yoga but were unable to practice it for many reasons including disability, obesity, or just being unable to get on and off a mat. Adults recovering from cancer or those suffering chronic neurological disorders gravitated to it for exercise, serenity, and self-esteem.

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