Monthly Archives: February 2015

How to Afford Assisted Living

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affordable_ALOne of the concerns that many of us have, for our parents and/or ourselves, is whether we will be able to afford assisted living. The key to understanding what assisted living costs and how we’ll pay for this increasingly popular form of senior housing is good planning. Most likely, it’ll test your commitment to saving and using financial resources wisely.

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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

Loss of Appetite in the Elderly: What You Need to KnowIt’s not uncommon for older adults to experience a loss of appetite. If you or a loved one have less interest in eating, it is important to find out the cause. While it may be a medical condition or an indicator of malnutrition, there are also several common sense explanations for loss of appetite in the …Read more ›

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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?

What are the Early Signs of Glaucoma in Older Adults?Glaucoma is one of several diseases, such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, and cancer that are prevalent in older adults age 60 and over. But like these age-related illnesses, early detection makes a big difference in the course of the disease and prognosis. Being informed about detection, the early signs of glaucoma, and the ymptoms of glaucoma …Read more ›

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Why You May Need a Senior or Geriatric Care Manager

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geriatricManaging the care of an aging parent can be a major burden that takes both a mental and physical toll. Overwhelmed family members can find the relief they need by calling upon the expertise of a professional senior care manager, also known as a geriatric care manager. (more…)

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Soft Food Recipes For Senior Nutrition

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healthy eatingEating well should be a lifelong habit that starts in childhood and continues throughout our senior years. Since older adults are more vulnerable to health problems, senior nutrition should focus on foods that give us the best chance of living a long, disease-free life.

“As we get older, we are more susceptible to diseases such as cardiovascular problems, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and osteopenia,” says certified …Read more ›

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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. During Wednesday’s live discussion, 47 attendees dialogued about legal issues in eldercare. Joining the conversation to add his expert insights was Howard “Howie” Krooks of Elder Law Associates PA, Esq., CELA, CAP, and the Immediate President of the National …Read more ›

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Which Are Best: Motorized Scooters or Electric Wheelchairs?

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

Mobility Aids for the Elderly: Motorized Scooters vs. Electric WheelchairsContrary to popular belief, becoming frail is not a natural progression of aging. But when the elderly are having balance issues, or decreasing mobility, it may be time to consider a mobility aid. While a cane or walker is often sufficient, an older adult may need a motorized scooter or an electric wheelchair. So, how do you …Read more ›

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Mental Illness in the Elderly: Types, Signs, and Treatment

Mental Illness in the Elderly: Types, Signs, and Treatment

Mental Illness in the Elderly: Types, Signs, and TreatmentMental illness in older adults is a complex topic and a growing concern as the percentage of our senior population increases. The elderly are often at higher risk for mental illness than younger age groups, which makes detecting the signs, getting an accurate diagnosis, and the right treatment particularly critical. (more…)

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#ElderCareChat 2/4/15 Recap: Helping Family Through a Caregiving Experience

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Review highlights from this week's well-attended #ElderCareChat (89 people contributed) on the family matters of caregiving.During Wednesday’s live discussion, a large group — 89 attendees total! — flooded the tweet stream with their thoughts, tips, memories, and musings about the “family affair” that is a caregiving experience.

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How to Deal with Dementia in the Elderly

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dementia_with_daughterDealing with dementia in the elderly is best achieved with a person-centered approach. With more than 15 million people providing unpaid care for Alzheimer’s disease alone, the need to understand how to care for someone with dementia is paramount. (more…)

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