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Dementia and Mental Illness: Is Dementia a Psychiatric Disorder?


Depending upon which authority you consult, you may see dementia classified as an illness, disorder or set of symptoms that characterize a condition.

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How You Can Help Seniors Avoid Social Isolation – An Actionable Plan

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Connie Chow, founder of DailyCaring LLC, reports that social isolation among seniors occurs when minimal interaction with other people prevents them from developing close or fulfilling relationships.

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#ElderCareChat Recap 3/18/15: Solving the Financial Conundrums of Caregiving


Caregiving can be costly. This week, #ElderCareChat participants brainstormed solutions for these financial challenges.

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Early Warning Signs of Dementia

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Don’t write off memory loss as a “senior moment.”

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Aging With Dignity: Five Wishes


“The main purpose of Five Wishes is to help people get the dignified care that they want when they need it the most,” says Paul Malley, president of Aging With Dignity.

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Best Cities to Retire on the Cheap in 2015

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How did Madison, Wisconsin, and Iowa City, Iowa, top the list of the best cities to retire?

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Low Acid Coffee for a GERD Diet

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When you’ve been drinking coffee for decades, the three words you hate to hear from your doctor are “Cut out coffee.” Here are some low acid coffee options.

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#ElderCareChat 3/4/15 Recap: Ways to Creatively Care

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Review highlights from this week’s conversation about ways to infuse creativity into daily caregiving tasks and routines.

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How to Afford Assisted Living


While assisted living was a new concept just a few decades ago, it is now the fast-growing long-term care option for seniors with nearly 1 million individuals living in 31,000-plus communities nationwide.

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Loss of Appetite in the Elderly: Causes, Concerns & Key Takeaways

Loss of Appetite in the Elderly: What You Need to Know

From a clinical standpoint, loss of appetite is only considered problematic if it leads to significant weight loss. But finding a cause is important.

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Symptoms of Glaucoma: What are the Early Signs of Glaucoma in Adults?

What are the Early Signs of Glaucoma in Older Adults?

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that cause optic nerve damage which can lead to vision loss and even blindness. Early detection is critical.

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Why You May Need a Senior or Geriatric Care Manager


Geriatric care managers are professionals who have training and experience in such areas as nursing, gerontology, social work and/or psychology.

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Soft Food Recipes For Senior Nutrition

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Nutritional eating is part of a healthy lifestyle that entails avoiding all of the things that are bad for us—i.e., cigarettes, sugar, simple carbohydrates, too much alcohol—while gravitating toward what is good.

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#ElderCareChat 2/18/15 Recap: Legal Issues in Eldercare, Part 2

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Review exclusive insights and advice from our guest expert, Certified Elder Law Attorney Howard Krooks, in this #ElderCareChat recap post.

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Which Are Best: Motorized Scooters or Electric Wheelchairs?

Mobility Aids for the Elderly: Motorized Scooters vs. Electric Wheelchairs

When the elderly have decreased mobility, it may be time to consider a mobility aid. Here’s how to determine which is best for you or a loved one: A motorized scooter or an electric wheelchair?

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