End-Stage Alzheimer’s Patients Often Hospitalized Unnecessarily

Almost one in every five patients with advanced Alzheimer’s or other form of severe dementia will be shuttled from a nursing home to a hospital during their last few months of life, a new U.S. study shows.

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Push Underway to Cut Drugs for Dementia Patients

Antipsychotics are meant primarily to help control hallucinations, delusions and other abnormal behavior in people suffering from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, but they’re also given to hundreds of thousands of elderly nursing home patients in the U.S. to pacify aggressive and paranoid behavior related to dementia.

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Why Aging Parents are Reluctant to Move

For adult children with aging parents, broaching the subject of moving from the family home can be incredibly difficult. When children live a great distance away, it makes medical issues that may arise much more difficult (and expensive) to deal with. Though moving to an Assisted Living setting may seem like a logical step, be prepared to face resistance. Understand that there may be fear behind that resistance to move. Those fears can include loss of memories, loss of independence, loss of friends and neighbors, and fear of mortality.

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5 Ways to Find Cash for Caregivers

The recession wiped out plenty of well-paying jobs, and it’s created lots of backbreaking unpaid ones. More than 20 million Americans provide care to a parent who needs help but is not in a nursing home, according to a 2009 report by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP.

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Survey: Most Baby Boomers Lack a Plan to Care for Parents

A majority of Baby Boomers say they are likely to become caregivers for their parents, but only half can name any medications their parents take, a new survey shows.

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7 Best Resources for Alzheimer’s Help

Coping with a loved one’s dementia symptoms can be stressful beyond belief. Whether symptoms are caused by Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, knowing what to expect and what you can do to help — while getting the emotional support you need — can greatly improve the quality of care you offer and help preserve your health and sanity.

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5 Reasons You Need a Long-Term Care Plan

No one wants to think about needing long-term care in the future, but the odds are that 70% of those who are now 65 will need some type of care. Financial planning for such care needs to be discussed and planned for sooner rather than later, particularly if your desire is to receive care at home. The Geriatric Care Managers at Advocare can assist with all facets of elder care relating to home care, nursing

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Why Aging Parents are Reluctant to Move

For adult children with aging parents, broaching the subject of moving from the family home can be incredibly difficult. When children live a great distance away, it makes medical issues that may arise much more difficult (and expensive) to deal with. Though moving to an Assisted Living setting may seem like a logical step, be prepared to face resistance. Understand that there may be fear behind that resistance to move. Those fears can include loss

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Meet Ena, Our New Geriatric Care Manager!

Ena

Our Aventura, North Miami, & Miami Beach Geriatric Care Manager, Ena, earned her degree in Nursing from University of Florida and Florida International University. She proudly began her nursing career in medical-surgical unit of the same hospital in which she was born, Mt. Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach. As her elderly patients discharged from the hospital, Ena saw the clear need for a professional to follow up their hospital and doctor visits on

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South Florida Home Health Care

We are at a time in America where the senior and elderly population in our country is going to be at an all time high. Not only is the “baby boomer” population large to begin with, continued medical advancements and treatments are helping us to live longer. As a result, the need for care in our later years is quite likely.

With most people desiring to stay at home, the demand for home care services

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The Confusing Costs of Continuing Care

Trying to figure out the costs of long-term care? Here is a great article that may help with some of your questions. For help with elder care and geriatric care management in South Florida, visit www.caremanage.com.

The Confusing Costs of Continuing Care When 85-year-old Al Green was ready to make his last move, he settled on a residential community that offered tiered care – independent, assisted, and nursing – near his alma mater, Penn

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Come On Dad, Don’t you Remember Me?

You live far away, Dad lives in South Florida and has Alzheimer’s Disease For those who have experienced Alzheimer’s on a personal level, we know how heart wrenching the disease is.

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Proven Strategies to Get the Most Out of Life

As you get older, your body and mind change — it’s a normal part of aging that you don’t get much say in.

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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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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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Checking in on Aging Parents in Florida

While visiting Mom and Dad in Florida this season, take the time to check-up on their health and overall well-being. Even slight changes can be a potential pre-cursor to something worse down the road, so take stock now to avoid a potentially troublesome future.

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Should You Pay a Relative to Take Care of Mom in South Florida?

Growing numbers of families are compensating relatives who serve as caregivers to elders. But to avoid exacerbating tensions, it is important to disclose such arrangements to the entire family.

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8 Causes of Memory Loss That AREN’T Alzheimer’s

It’s hard not to think of Alzheimer’s disease when memory loss or a memory lapse darkens your day. After all, Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are constantly in the headlines-and of the more than five million affected Americans, 200,000 are under age 65. But many other situations can also produce this worrisome symptom.

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Reducing Disabilities As We Age

As our population ages, disabilities will reach record numbers and affect the quality of life of baby boomers and caregivers. Those who suffer from a number of ailments at one time face substantial hurdles to maintain a quality lifestyle, and quality care.

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As Boomers Age, 1 in 5 Drivers Will Be Oldsters

Are we ready for the upcoming increase in numbers of senior drivers? The safety of our elder drivers, as well as the safety of others is of great concern across the nation as our largest generation heads into old age.

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