What are the Current Standings with Alzheimer’s Research?

Alzheimer’s is all over the news. It has always been an incredibly debilitating disease that has affected most American families in one form or another. At the very least, everyone has “heard” of someone afflicted, whether or not they were connected personally. Scientists have been unsuccessful in finding a cure for Alzheimer’s. Doctors can generally make a correct diagnosis of Alzheimer’s based on the symptoms a person exhibits, however a definitive diagnosis of whether or

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Medicare’s Preventive Services Just Got Better

As part of the health care reform law, starting Jan. 1, 2011 all seniors with Original Medicare now have access to many important preventive health services, and most of them won’t cost you a cent.

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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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Aftercare Tips for Patients Checking Out of the Hospital in South Florida

According to a study published last year in The New England Journal of Medicine, one in five Medicare patients returns to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged.

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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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Dementia Caregiving in South Florida

Feeling taken for granted as a caregiver is incredibly common.

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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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March is National Kidney Month

26 million American adults have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), and millions more are at risk. Most people are not aware that they have CKD or are at risk.

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Smart Tips for Baby Boomer Retirement Planning in South Florida

If you are one of America’s 78.2 million baby boomers, you are likely considering what ideal retirement will look like, and the steps required achieving it.

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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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Caregivers and Multi-tasking in South Florida

If one can believe the old Westerns, frontier women multitasked by rocking a cradle with their foot to quiet a squalling baby, while pounding out bread dough with her fists, bossing a full crew young kids and maybe dodging a few bullets.

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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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Elder Mediation Resolves Family Conflicts in South Florida

“My daughter is insisting I move in with her,” complains Martha. “She just wants to control my life and take away my freedom,” she continues. Jenny, Martha’s daughter worries that her mother keeps falling, and fears one day she will break her hip or hit her head. “I’ll take my sister to court before I will let her get control of mom and my inheritance,” exclaims Jim about Jenny’s desire to move her mother in

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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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