GPS Devices in Shoes a Growing Solution to Wandering Alzheimer’s Patients

Caregivers are increasingly turning to miniature 2-way GPS embedded in shoes to monitor the location of senior citizens afflicted with Alzheimer’s.

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Alzheimer’s Heaps Unparalleled Stress on Caregivers

70% of Alzheimer’s patients live at home and are being cared for by about 15 million unpaid family members and friends.

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Reasons to Give Up Driving in the Senior Years

As a combination of aging baby boomers and medical advances that make living longer a reality for many, there will come a time when those who live long lives will have to make some tough decisions about driving—or rather, not driving.

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When You Lose Your Temper: Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

All caregivers “lose it” sometimes. We lose patience. We yell. We have your basic meltdown. Even the most mild-mannered among us get just plain angry.

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9 Common Alzheimer’s Myths

Dementia is not a normal part of aging.

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Know the Signs of Alzheimer’s

Knowing the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease is important because it may lead to an early diagnosis, experts say.

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8 Smart Estate Planning Steps to Die the Right Way

No one wants to think about dying. In fact, most people do not. Not planning for the inevitable future can leave your family in a legal mess, and can leave you in a undesirable situation should your health fail. The following article offers estate planning steps to ensure that your desires and wishes are carried out.

8 Smart Estate Planning Steps to Die the Right Way

Excuse #1: You’re not going to die. Excuse

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Tips for Long Distance Caregivers

Caring for an aging loved one who suffers from either mental decline or physical limitations is burdensome. Not because you don’t want to provide the care, but because coordinating the necessary care and dealing with feelings of worry and guilt can take its toll. Feelings of inadequacy arise when, as a caregiver, you suddenly realize that you can’t do it all. This is particularly scary if you are a long-distance caregiver. If you are unable

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A Caregiver’s Guide to Geriatric Care Managers

A Caregiver’s Guide to Geriatric Care Managers

What they do

Geriatric care managers — also known as case managers when employed by a facility instead of hired privately — are usually social workers, psychologists, nurses, gerontologists, or others with both training and experience in a number of aspects of elder care. They can assess needs, handle crises (such as an emergency hospitalization), help place an older adult in a long-term care facility, help solve family

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What, if Anything, Can Ward Off Alzheimer’s?

Did you know that Alzheimer’s is the second most feared disease after Cancer? There is good reason to fear, since there is no cure, and no sure way to prevent Alzheimer’s. As of right now, approximately 6 million Americans struggle with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, and that number continues to grow and is anticipated to double or triple over the coming decade. Do you have a parent with Alzheimer’s? Then your risk of developing Alzheimer’s increases.

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The Three A’s of Senior Fall Prevention

A third of older adults 65 and over sustain an injury as a result of a fall. Even after surgery, injuries can require acute care at a nursing facility, which depending upon the extent of the injury or the overall medical wellness of the patient can last for up to a year. Of those injured, many perish within one year of the accident. Though many brush off fall prevention as common sense stuff, it truly

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Do Alzheimer’s drugs really help Alzheimer’s symptoms?

Do Alzheimer’s drugs really help Alzheimer’s symptoms? It’s so common for interest in modern medications to swirl together with doubts about effectiveness, worries about money, and maybe even guilt for even asking the questions.

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Home for the holidays? It may be time to talk elder care

The over-the-river-and-through-the-woods trip to grandmother’s house is prime time to also assess Mom and Dad’s health before a crisis occurs, aging experts say.

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All Home Care is Not the Same

When the time comes that an aging person needs to receive some type of long-term care for chronic conditions or dementia, the preferred type of care is home care. Caregivers come into the home of the person in need, and can provide a variety of services anywhere from light housework and errands, to more hands on care such as feeding and personal, hygienic care. Generally, the home care agency develops a care plan with family

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Assisted living options: What you need to know

Whether or not you ever considered assisted living for you or your aging loved one, the time may have come where living alone is no longer an option. As geriatric care managers in South Florida, we specialize in helping families understand the ins and outs of assisted living facilities in the area. If this is the road you find yourself on, get help from the care managers at Advocare. We serve the South Florida areas

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Boomers’ Aging Casts Light on Geriatrics Shortage

Geriatricians, doctors who specialize in caring for the elderly, are in short supply. Combine this with the fact that our baby boomer generation is advancing into an elder status, this type of health care specialty will be even more scarce. Unfortunately, specializing in geriatrics is not very popular among doctors. Though not every senior may need a geriatrician, having such an expert available who specializes in aging related conditions could be vital to the overall

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Private Care Vs. Agency Care

It can be an incredibly emotional experience when the time comes that an aging parent needs care that you or other family members cannot provide. Though you know them best, and love them more than anyone could, their current state of mind or physical limitations may be outside of your expertise to handle. The obvious choice, and the one that offers the most comfort to your loved one is that they receive their care at

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How Safe is Your Hospital? New Website Lets You Check

A helpful tool is now available to check out how safe your preferred hospital is. The ultimate goal is for Medicare to adjust it’s pricing of procedures based on the safety ratings at particular hospitals. To learn more about how we help seniors in South Florida, including visits to the doctor or hospital, visit us at http://caremanage.com. We serve the South Florida areas of Boca Raton, Boyton, Delray Beach, Palm Beach and other surrounding areas.

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The Benefits of a Care Advocate for Long Distance Caregivers

A most difficult situation that more and more baby boomers are experiencing is the problem of establishing care for an aging parent who lives out of state. Whether your parents moved to retire, or you have established your own family in another part of the country, families separated by distance are struggling to determine how to care for aging loved ones who are declining mentally and physically. This, on top of dealing with your own

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Home Care Vs. Facility Care-How to Choose

Most people don’t look forward to their elder years, seriously thinking about the need for a nursing home. It is not a desired outcome for anyone, though for some it does become the only option depending upon his or her medical situation. What many people may not realize is that home care agencies can provide very high levels of care, including 24-hour care for a person living at home. So, how do you know what

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