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
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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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.
CONTINUE READING The Dangers of Medication Mix-Ups
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 National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease.
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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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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 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, otherwise known as SAD, is a form of depression that affects a person during the same season each year.
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Seniors, particularly those who may be living alone, are vulnerable to costly senior scams.
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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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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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Not taking time away from caregiving responsibilities can lead to bigger problems – caregiver burnout, stress, or poor health.
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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.
CONTINUE READING Healing Our Caregiving Hurts
Azheimer’s disease affects more than 5 million Americans; that equates to 1 in 9 people over the age of 65.
CONTINUE READING Alzheimer’s Linked to Loss of Y Chromosome in Men
Avoidable hospital readmissions have received scrutiny due to their link with poor quality health outcomes and high care costs.
CONTINUE READING Bridging the Gap: The Role of Geriatric Care Managers in Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions
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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In addition to being able to live safely at home, when facing declining physical or cognitive abilities it remains important to all people to have a sense of purpose—something to do—in their everyday lives.
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Even for those of us who don’t live in hurricane territory, the devastating effects of recent storm shoulds serve as a valuable reminder: disasters can pose a special set of challenges for caregivers.
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Good dementia care emphasizes the need for familiar people and familiar environments, and this can be more difficult to support when too many transitions take place.
CONTINUE READING For Older Adults With Dementia, Transitions in Care Can Increase Risk for Serious Problems