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Month: February 2016

10 Activities for Seniors with Alzheimer’s

By patrick / February 29, 2016 / 0 Comments
Pet Therapy

My Grandma sadly suffered from Alzheimer’s for more than 20 years.  During her final years, her memory and motor skills suffered terribly. We got in the habit, as most people do, of sitting in front of the television and wasting the day away. We had no idea of the importance of activities for seniors with Alzheimer’s. The more…

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Senior Safety At Home: Senior Home Safety Checklist

By patrick / February 15, 2016 / 0 Comments
Senior Home Safety

Marilyn’s Story It was close to midnight when the phone rang. It was the ER at the local hospital calling to let her know that her mom was alright, but that she had taken a nasty fall. Mon had been living at home for a few years now after dad died, and none of the…

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Help! Mom is no longer able to cook her meals

By patrick / February 15, 2016 / 0 Comments
Mom needs help

Mom is no longer able to cook her meals and she needs help getting dressed every day.  My friend told me she may have to go to a nursing home! I can’t bear the thought of that! Do I have options? This is a very common scenario.  When elders begin requiring assistance, many well meaning…

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When Seniors fear bringing in a Caregiver

By patrick / February 10, 2016 / 0 Comments

Louise and her husband lived in a mobile home park in the country.  They moved there while still in their sixties, but now, in their early 80’s, found everything about their life difficult.  Worse yet, her husband Bruce was becoming easily confused and agitated; so much so that the things he normally loved to do were…

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Managing Senior Diabetes

By patrick / February 7, 2016 / 0 Comments
Senior diabetes

Senior Diabetes is a significant health risk. As we get older, our risk for type 2 diabetes increases. Among those older than 65, approximately 24 percent of men and 18 percent of women are living with diabetes. In the United States, about 1 out of every 4 people over the age of 60 have diabetes.…

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10 Characteristics of a good Senior Caregiver

By patrick / February 6, 2016 / Comments Off on 10 Characteristics of a good Senior Caregiver

They Show Sound Judgment and Confident Care. They Show Initiative and Quick Response. They’re a New Generation of Caregivers. They Help Make Your Home Your Haven. They Have Enthusiasm for the Work They Do and for Those in Their Care. They Look at the Whole Picture. They Complement Family Care. They Get Elders Back in…

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15 signs your parents need help at home

By patrick / February 6, 2016 / 0 Comments
help at home

Ralph stops by to visit his dad on a pretty regular basis, about twice a month or so. He’s concerned since mom past away a couple of years ago, that his dad might need more help at home. He noticed the house isn’t quite as neat as it used to be, but he dismissed it…

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6 signs mom or dad may be suffering from COPD

By patrick / February 6, 2016 / 0 Comments
COPD

The Signs of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease otherwise known as COPD, is estimated to affect over 12 million American’s today. Another 12 million likely have the condition but are unaware of it according to the ACF (American COPD Foundation). The problem lies with the delay of recognizing the development of…

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