Giving Alzheimer’s Patients Their Way

Research suggests that creating positive emotional experiences for Alzheimer’s patients diminishes distress and behavior problems.

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Plan for Long-Term Care

The New Year is upon us. Time to face our holiday spending and our waistlines! More importantly, it is that time of year when many reflect back on their accomplishments as well as disappointments.

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What Will You do if Alzheimer’s Moves to South Florida?

As our baby boomers enter into senior status, the numbers of those who will at some time succumb to Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia will increase dramatically. Are you prepared?

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Eye Care Advice for Aging Eyes in South Florida

Growing older and getting reading glasses seem to go hand in hand, just like getting gray hair or wrinkles as you age. But that doesn’t have to be the case if you take steps to care for your eyes as you age.

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When It’s Too Expensive for Dad to Keep Driving in South Florida

Trying to persuade older family members to give up their car keys isn’t just an emotionally fraught chore. Increasingly, it is a financial issue, too.

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Middle-Age Americans Less Mobile Than Ever in South Florida

Physical disabilities that limit mobility are increasing among middle-age Americans, a new study reports, and experts say the trend could have serious long-term consequences for the U.S. health-care system.

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The New Generation of Hearing Aids

“If you think hearing aids are synonymous with getting old or becoming less capable, think again,” says Dr. Kathy Landau Goodman, chairperson of the Audiology Awareness Campaign.

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Risk of Death Persists After a Hip Fracture

Older men and women who break a hip are five to eight times more likely to die in the first three months after the fracture, a new study by Belgian researchers has found.

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Using GPS to Track Wandering Dementia Patients

There have been numerous proposals to solve the problem of wandering dementia patients who go missing every day. But many families and caregivers are turning to GPS — a U.S. space-based global navigation satellite system — as a hi-tech solution.

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Senior Home Care Services in South Florida – How to Find the Best Agency

There are hundreds of home care agencies in South Florida. Finding the right home care agency can be a daunting task, but not impossible, says Tilly Gambill, Manager of Marketing and Communications for the American Association for Homecare.

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Pneumonia and Elders in South Florida

Pneumonia is a major cause of mortality among seniors aged 65 and older. In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more people die each year from pneumonia than from automobile accidents

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Talking with Aging Parents about Assisted Living in Florida

It’s important to talk with parents about senior living options before the need arises. Florida offers an incredible variety of assisted living options – at bargain prices compared to other locations in the country. But there is a RIGHT approach and WRONG approach when broaching the subject with Mom & Dad…

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Healthy Joints Keep Seniors Active in South Florida

The new year often means resolutions like being healthier or exercising more often. What many people don’t know is that our joints are the critical part of the body that allows us to be active and do the activities we most enjoy.

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Dealing with Winter Aches and Pains

(ARA) – Happy holidays, time with friends and family, the freshness of a new year – there are many things to look forward to with the arrival of winter. If you’re among the millions of Americans, however, who suffer from chronic pain, winter can bring on a whole new set of problems and pains.

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A Geriatric Care Manager Goes to Washington

A South Florida Geriatric Care Manager provides input to Congress on health care reform.

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Welcome to our South Florida Elder Care Blog!

Here’s a little about us: Advocare’s South Florida Geriatric Care Services Advocare’s geriatric care services roots took hold in 2001 when Amy Seigel began her private medical advocacy work. Amy is a graduate of University of Miami Nursing School, and is a Registered Nurse (RN), a Certified Case Manager (CCM), and a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN).

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