Monthly Archives: April 2015

Natural Remedies for Glaucoma

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natural remedies for glaucomaIn a recent post, we discussed the signs and symptoms of glaucoma, and the importance of early detection of this group of diseases that damage the optic nerve and often result in vision loss and blindness.

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Early Signs of Parkinson’s Disease

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parkinsonsMore than 1 million Americans currently have Parkinson’s disease, with an additional 50,000 to 60,000 cases being diagnosed every year. How can you tell if you or a loved one is developing Parkinson’s? Knowing the early signs can help. (more…)

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Group Therapy Activities for Adults With Mental Illness or Dementia

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grouptherapyFor elderly individuals with mental illness or dementia, group therapy activities can produce positive effects. Everything from music to art to storytelling can engage a group of older adults, providing much-needed socialization to counter negative mental conditions. (more…)

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What You Need to Know About VA Nursing Homes

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VA nursing homesWhen you’ve given years of your life in service to your country, you hope your country will return the favor when you need it most. Though quality services are available to veterans who require skilled nursing care, demand often outstrips supply. The key, says Mark D. Miller, CEO of @home approach, is to start the process well before the need arises.

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When Is It Time to Move Your Parents to Assisted Living?

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when to move parents to assisted livingWhen to move your parents to assisted living – it’s a question faced by a growing number of adult children, and it’s not an easy one to answer.

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#ElderCareChat 4/18/15 Recap: Hoarding Among Seniors & Caregivers

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shutterstock_87052121During Wednesday’s live discussion, 32 attendees talked about the “emotional tug-of-war” that can happen between a caregiver (or caring family member) who is trying to help a hoarder, the “save everything” mentality that many Depression-era seniors possess, and the importance of recognizing that filling a dumpster doesn’t always solve the deeper issue. (more…)

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What You Need to Know About Medicare Home Care Benefits

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inhome_careIndividuals recuperating from an illness or injury may wish to consider the convenience of in-home care. However, they may be unsure whether they can afford such services. For those enrolled in the Medicare program, the relevant question is: Does Medicare pay for home care? If so, what types of services does Medicare cover? (more…)

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Appetite Stimulants for the Elderly: Insight into Reasons Behind Appetite Loss

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Grind Dining Thanksgiving DinnerOlder adults sometimes experience a loss of appetite that may adversely affect their health. Even foods they once loved no longer seem appealing. Caregivers of seniors with this problem will certainly want to explore ways to stimulate their loved ones’ appetites and get them eating again. (more…)

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The Best Anti-Aging Tips for Your Skin

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best anti agingWhenever I hear the term “anti-aging,” I chuckle to myself because it sounds like an oxymoron. No matter how we feel about the prospect, each one of us is aging every day.

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#ElderCareChat 4/1/15 Recap: Senior Nutrition

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shutterstock_122705515During Wednesday’s live discussion, 45 new and returning participants debunked senior nutrition myths, discussed the value of services like Meals on Wheels and congregate meals, dialogued about the importance of caregiver nutrition, and shared their favorite nutrition resources and recipe websites. (more…)

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