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New Approaches to Dementia Care

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“Dementia does not define our residents,” says Kim Butrum, MS, RN, GNP, senior vice president of clinical services at Silverado.

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Will Brain Games Make You Smarter?

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According to Dennis Fortier of Brain Today, “Not all brain activities are equal.”

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Strength Training for Seniors

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To stave off some of the effects of aging, older adults would be wise to make strength training part of their regular exercise routine.

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Managing Conflict About Parents’ Care

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It’s important to have a plan in place for managing conflict among siblings who disagree about their parents’ care. Here’s what you need to know.

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When Should I Hire a Professional Elder Care Advocate?

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The unfortunate reality is that in many scenarios — even in elder care — money talks.

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Diminished Eyesight Among Seniors: What to Know and How to Respond

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When your eyesight begins to fail as a result of age-related conditions, it’s tempting to feel like all hope is lost for your vision.

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Understanding Medication Side Effects

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While prescription drugs provide a multitude of benefits such as alleviating pain or controlling high blood pressure, it’s important to be aware of potential side effects that may ultimately thwart the intended purpose of taking such drugs in the first place.

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Brain-Healthy Habits May Lower Your Dementia Risk

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There are several brain-healthy lifestyle choices shown to help reduce the prospect of cognitive decline and dementia, including additional years of formal education, regular physical activity and healthy eating such as adherence to the Mediterranean diet.

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#ElderCareChat 7/1/15: How Tech Tools Are Advancing Elder Care

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During Wednesday’s live discussion, 75 new and returning participants exchanged information, insights, and ideas on the technology innovations in the pipeline that streamline the daily routines of caregivers and seniors.

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A Timeline of Dementia: What to Know for Each Stage

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“When you know the characteristics of each stage of dementia and the abilities that remain, you can capitalize on those,” says Kim Warchol, president of Dementia Care Specialists.

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Caring for a Parent After a Stroke

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When an elderly parent is recovering from a stroke, there is perhaps no more helpful advice for family caregivers than “Expect the unexpected.”

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5 Ways to Be an Effective Advocate for Your Senior Loved One

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Does the squeaky wheel get the oil in senior advocacy?

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Managing a Senior Health Crisis: What to Ask Before Leaving the Hospital

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What happens when seniors are unprepared for life after hospitalization?

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Protecting Seniors’ Financial Assets for Future Generations

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How to take the sting out of talking to your aging parents about their money.

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#ElderCareChat 6/17/15: Raising Awareness About Elder Abuse

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Review highlights from this week’s #ElderCareChat on elder abuse, moderated by @OurParents and special guests from the National Center on Elder Abuse.

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Why You Should Act “FAST” When You See Warning Signs of a Stroke

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“Stroke is one of those conditions in which time is of the essence,” says Dr. Leslie Kernisan, MD, MPH, a practicing geriatrician and caregiver educator affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco. “It’s important that people recognize the signs of a stroke and get help for the individual as quickly as possible.”

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