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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How to Use Care When Hiring a Caregiver

As baby boomers age, the number of adults who need some type of assistance will continue to rise.

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When Should You Push for a Geriatric Assessment?

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.

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Key to Detecting Alzheimer’s Early Could Be in the Eye

Efforts to detect Alzheimer’s disease earlier and more cheaply are focusing on signs of the ailment in the eye and sense of smell.

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Seniors Need Preventative Care

It’s important for seniors to see a doctor regularly to stay on top of any potential health issues.

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Lifetime of Learning Might Thwart Dementia, Study Suggests

A lifetime engaging in intellectually stimulating pursuits may significantly lower your risk for dementia in your golden years, new research suggests.

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How Your State Rates In Terms Of Long-Term Care

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.

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Health Strategies For Preventing Alzheimer’s

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.

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New Technologies to Help Seniors Age in Place

How do you keep Grandma safe from falls without making her feel like someone’s watching her every move?

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Interview With Amy Seigel

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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Know the Signs of Stroke

Some reminders about detecting and treating strokes are offered as Stroke Awareness Month continues.

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5 Traits of the Worst Nursing Homes

When vetting a home for a parent, look out for these red flags.

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Personal Sound Amplification Products Can Help Seniors Hear Better

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.

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A Caregiver’s Guide to Planning a Funeral

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.

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Hearing Loss Might Make Elderly Feel More Isolated

Many elderly people tend to be less outgoing the older they get, but those with hearing loss may become even more socially isolated.

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What the Social Security COLA Means to Seniors

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.

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Do Brain Workouts Work? Science Isn’t Sure

A series of studies in recent years has suggested that certain types of game training can improve a person’s cognitive performance.

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Alzheimer’s Disease A Deadlier Threat Than Previously Thought, Study Finds

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.

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Tips and Support Services for Family Caregivers

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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Tax Help In Caring For an Aging Parent

They took care of you for years. Now it’s your turn.

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Taking Care of Your Heart

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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