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

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

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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Obama: “New Era of Medicine” Should Benefit Seniors

Obama’s State of the Union Addresses Senior Health

Obama’s State of the Union Addresses Senior HealthIn his recent State of the Union address, President Obama described these years as a “new era of medicine,” and outlined federal initiatives designed to benefit the senior population’s access to health care. (more…)

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3 Winter Safety Tips For Seniors

Winter Safety Tips For Seniors

Winter Safety Tips For SeniorsThe Midwest had its first blast of frigid winter temperatures in the last couple weeks, and with the northeast facing another “snowpocalypse,” it’s time to fire up those winter safety warnings – especially for senior citizens.

With such a large presence in snowy, blustery Illinois, the senior living staff at BMA Management, Ltd. (the largest assisted living provider in Illinois) must …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 1/21/15 Recap: Self-Care and Accountability in Caregiving

Review highlights from this week's real-time #ElderCareChat conversation about the importance of caring for self in order to better care for others.During Wednesday’s live discussion, 56 new and returning participants discussed strategies for more effective self-care, and explored the importance of accountability in achieving these goals of caring for self in order to better care for others.

All participants agreed that putting yourself first, particularly …Read more ›

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Smart Seniors Series Comes to Diakon Senior Living

shutterstock_245425318You may graduate high school at 18 – or finally get your diploma years later at 81 – but receiving that official piece of paper does not mean your educational journey must end. (more…)

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90-Year-Old Techie Designs for Aging Boomers

90-Year-Old Techie Designs for Aging Boomers

90-Year-Old Techie Designs for Aging BoomersIt’s refreshing to hear those in the technology industry are finally applying their genius to products to benefit older adults. It’s even more encouraging to read about a 90-year-old former army major who is designing products for boomers and seniors. (more…)

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Nurse Practitioners Improve Health Outcomes for Seniors

Nurse Practitioners Improve Health Outcomes for Seniors

Nurse Practitioners Improve Health Outcomes for SeniorsOne result of a rapidly growing senior population and high enrollment in Affordable Health Care Act insurance plans is a projected shortage of healthcare providers, especially doctors. Many believe it’s time to recruit large numbers of other professionals with advanced training to fill the rising need. (more…)

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