Ageism in Healthcare

Have you or an aging parent ever had a poor experience in the hospital or the doctors office due to age? It happens all too often that when the elderly are misunderstood, it must mean that they are incapacitated in some way. Having an advocate available when an aging parent is going to the doctor is ideal so that there are no mistakes. Read on to learn more about the dangers our elders may face

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Living Life on Your Terms

One of the most significant issues seniors face is losing independence. All other challenges seem to pale in comparison.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Changes in Humor May be Early Indicator for Dementia

FTD is the most common form of dementia among people in their 50s. Unlike with Alzheimer’s disease, memory problems are not a highly prominent symptom of the condition.

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Taking Care of Elderly Parents Across State Lines

You love your parents, but you have your own life to deal with – and all the responsibilities that go along with it.

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Cheer Plan For Managing the Holidays With Aging Parents

We’re likely to see our aging parents and relatives over the holidays, and if our parents are lonely, or beginning to have trouble living independently, the holidays can be a difficult and stressful time.

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Can a High-Fat Diet Slow Down Aging?

According to the lead researchers, the study shows that high-fat diets could slow down the effects of the aging process in humans.

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20 to 30 Hours of Brain Training Could Change Your Life

The issue of falling down in the senior citizen community is a very big one – even seniors who have fallen and not been injured admit that it creates a new type of fear in them, and that in turn limits their activity.

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Your Guide to the New Social Security Statements

Beginning this month, many workers will get Social Security benefit estimate statements in their mailboxes for the first time since 2011.

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Commentary: Medicare’s ‘observation’ status a financial black hole

A few months after my mother’s 95th birthday, she fell at her home and hit her head, requiring stitches and blood transfusions. She has not been the same since.

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Many Commonly Prescribed Drugs Taken By Older Adults Can Raise Risk of Falls

Half of the 20 most commonly prescribed medications taken by older adults may raise the risk of falls, according to new research.

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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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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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