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How to Cope with a Spouse Living with Dementia

09/16/2020

Care Managers are funny creatures, we truly are. From the moment we meet you or your loved one, we are assessing the current situation. We have been taught to do this, so it comes natural to us. One thing we can’t assess, though, is how situations will turn out when we ...

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Are You Having Trouble Sleeping As You Age?

08/14/2020

One of the most common sleep disturbances in the population of older adults is insomnia. According to the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, as many as 50% of older adults complain about difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep. Prevalence of insomnia is higher in ...

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What Does Hearing Loss Have To Do With Dementia?

08/05/2020

Studies have shown that at least 2/3 of adults age 70+ have hearing loss in America, yet only about 16% of these individuals utilize hearing aids. At the same time, according to Alzheimers.net, by the year 2025, 7.1 million people will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s ...

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Top 5 Ways to Prevent Falls

07/28/2020

Did you know that every 20 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall? Falls account for nearly 1/3 of all non-fatal injuries in the U.S. Furthermore, falling once doubles your chance of falling again. Falls can be caused by medical conditions and medications, ...

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Caregiver Steps Towards Greater Resilience

07/08/2020

Resilience is about adapting well when faced with difficulty, and in the unknowns of today's world, this is of the upmost importance. When I found myself in an unexpected family caregiver role, I was faced with significant amounts of stress, daily, for months. Family ...

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Do You Really Know Your Mom and Dad?

07/05/2020

When we are young, we are with our parent(s) almost all the time. We eat together, sleep in the same house, and watch the same television shows. We know our parents' routines, friends, and activities. Then, we leave home and make maybe one or two short visits weekly, ...

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How COVID-19 has Changed In-Home Care Management

06/24/2020

The way of caregiving pictured above is now unheard of these days. It is all about following CDC guidelines, social distancing, and having as little contact as possible with others. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into focus how critical healthcare workers are needed ...

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Senior Healthcare Scams

06/17/2020

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the total amount of money lost to healthcare scams in 2018 was 4 million dollars. Criminals and scammers have no issue with using healthcare to defraud their victims, causing them financial harm in the process. The goal ...

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Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia - What is the Difference?

06/07/2020

Okay, so we need to have a conversation about the brain, and bring to light the fact that the different forms of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are a major public health issue.

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10 Signs of Depression in Older Adults

06/03/2020

There has been a stigma placed on mental health issues. Some may feel embarrassed that they have a diagnosis of a mental illness, such as depression, and feel they should just work harder to not feel "down about things." Depression is not a "normal" part of aging, but ...

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