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Month: September 2015

Financial Abuse by Family?

By patrick / September 28, 2015 / Comments Off on Financial Abuse by Family?

Conniving, Manipulating Family: Financial Abuse Chelsea is 33 years old and living with her widowed grandma. Viola’s husband past away several years ago, as well as two of her daughter’s. Her only family is one 50 year old daughter and a “woman child” granddaughter whom she adores. Like many grandparents, she is blind to her granddaughter’s behavior.…

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Normal Aging? No-It’s Dementia!

By patrick / September 21, 2015 / Comments Off on Normal Aging? No-It’s Dementia!
Dementia-not-normal-part-of -aging

Is It Dementia or Normal Aging?–Dementia Home Care Assessment Martha’s mom has always been a bit on the difficult side: very opinionated, stubborn, quick to point out flaws. But in the last couple of years it’s been getting worse. Her mom has been getting obsessive about certain topics, “beating a dead horse” over and over.…

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Depression and Suicide in Seniors

By patrick / September 19, 2015 / Comments Off on Depression and Suicide in Seniors
Depression in Seniors

Senior Depression: Early Warning Signs David was born and raised on a ranch. He was married on a ranch, raised his kids on a ranch, and grew his herd from just a few head of cattle when he and his wife were married, to over 600 head on property that expanded to over 1,000 acres. He…

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Stress: Coping With mom

By patrick / September 17, 2015 / Comments Off on Stress: Coping With mom

Jackie’s mom calls her at least twice a day now. Sometimes it’s just to stay in touch, other times she’s in tears because she just feels so awful and confused, but more times than not she calls to try to guilt Jackie into coming over. The caregivers she’s hired are always awful people that can’t…

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“And Now For Something Completely Different”-Senior Humor

By patrick / September 13, 2015 / Comments Off on “And Now For Something Completely Different”-Senior Humor
Senior Driving

Here are some light-hearted and whimsical memes to brighten your day Great-Grandma Celebrates 100th Birthday by Going Skydiving, Swimming With Sharks Click Here                        

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Early Diagnosis of Dementia

By patrick / September 5, 2015 / Comments Off on Early Diagnosis of Dementia

You stopped by the parent’s house the other day, and in going through mom’s checkbook you noticed a few large checks written to various charities: the local zoo, the church’s fundraiser for their new building, something to do with local police refrigerator magnets… When you confront her about it she says: “well they were so…

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