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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Sundowner’s and the Coffee Connection: Why the Symptoms May Improve with Less Caffeine

Sundowner’s syndrome is a condition in which individuals with Alzheimer’s become more agitated as the day goes on.

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Can A Cancer Drug Reverse Parkinson’s Disease And Dementia?

A drug that’s already approved for treating leukemia appears to dramatically reduce symptoms in people who have Parkinson’s disease with dementia, or a related condition called Lewy body dementia.

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Home Safety and Alzheimer’s

People with Alzheimer’s can live in their homes, as long as safety measures are in place

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Dementia Caregiving – Making Family Outings Work for Everyone

A dementia diagnosis unfortunately still holds a stigma for many family caregivers.

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Driving Soon After Stroke May Be Risky

After a stroke, driving skills may be impaired, two new studies suggest.

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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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Tiny Sensors May Soon Monitor Seniors’ Medicines From Inside

Only about 50 percent of patients take their medications as prescribed.

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