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How to… Spot the Onset of Dementia

Consider these tips to help you spot the early signs and symptoms of dementia in yourself and others.As soon as you forget your keys, the name of that guy you just met, or what you went upstairs for, you worry: Is it Alzheimer’s? Am I in the early stages of dementia?

First of all, here’s how to distinguish between dementia, Alzheimer’s and MCI, or mild …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 2/6/13 Recap Post: Advocating for Quality Care

What being a champion for your senior loved one's care is all about: get the scoop in this recap of our latest #ElderCareChat.This Wednesday, 52 participants (with several new faces among the group) talked about the various settings in which family caregivers and their loved ones find themselves: at the doctor’s office, at home with a home health care provider, in the hospital, in …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 1/2/13: Innovative Programs for Caregivers & Seniors

This Wednesday, 37 dynamic participants gathered on Twitter for the first bi-monthly #ElderCareChat of 2013. The topic on the table: innovative programs for caregivers and seniors, a subject that was suggested in last November’s future topic ideas chat.

Our conversation included cutting-edge, creative resources currently available, and those we hope to see developed in the future. Interesting discussion threads emerged regarding technology that could be …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat to Cover Holiday Stress

Like it or not, the holidays are coming, and so is the stress.

For families and individuals also in the midst of a caregiving crisis or senior care decision-making process, that stress is magnified.

No matter how or if you celebrate any of the upcoming holidays, it is a time of year when depression among seniors runs high, as does burnout among caregivers. When …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat to Cover Complex Senior Care Conversations

As parents you may have dreaded having the “birds and bees” discussion with your children, but that probably seems a lot better than having to tell Dad that he needs to consider assisted living care for Mom because the strain of caregiving is destroying his health, or having to ask your sister what her end-of-life preferences are given her recent diagnosis of terminal illness.

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#ElderCareChat 9/21/11 Recap: Best Caregiving Tips

This Wednesday, 62 diverse and dynamic eldercare tweeps shared their best and favorite caregiving tips.

Kicking off the discussion was a query for best tips on staying organized, as caregivers are juggling countless responsibilities, paperwork, appointments, schedules, and more. Among the recommendations:

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