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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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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Meaningful, Enjoyable, and Doable: Optimizing Older Adults’ Activity Engagement at Home

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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5 Tips for Helping People with Alzheimer’s During an Emergency

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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For Older Adults With Dementia, Transitions in Care Can Increase Risk for Serious Problems

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.

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Different Kinds of Physical Activity Shown to Improve Brain Volume, Cut Alzheimer’s Risk in Half

A new study shows that a variety of physical activities from walking to gardening and dancing can improve brain volume and cut the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 50%.

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Blueberries Could be Used to Fight Alzheimer’s

Researchers believe that they may have a part to play in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

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Caregiving Coaching: Fostering Resilience in Older Adult Spousal Caregivers

Older adult spouses who are caregivers are an overlooked group that deserves our attention.

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What Do We Feed? Mindfulness and Resilience in Successful Aging

No matter what our circumstances, we will experience the good and bad, and there will be circumstances outside our control. This is increasingly apparent as we age and face losses of friends and family, physical health, and even living environments.

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Eating Fish May Help Stave Off Dementia

Eating at least one portion of fish per week may help to reduce a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia-related illnesses.

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The Emotional Side of Caregiving

Whether you become a caregiver gradually or all of sudden due to a crisis, or whether you are a caregiver willingly or by default, many emotions surface when you take on the job of caregiving.

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5 Ways the Elderly Can Hide Dementia Symptoms

The signs of dementia can be subtle at first.

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Memory Impairment and Downsizing: 5 Easy Tips

It can be overwhelming to help memory impaired adults and those with dementia, to downsize their home belongings in preparation for a move into a senior care community.

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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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