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Loss of Appetite in the Elderly

11/08/2020

Most often, a gradual decrease in appetite is considered a normal part of the aging process. Seniors have lower energy levels and often partake in less physical activity, which means they generally need less calories than a younger person. However, if your elderly ...

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Medications That are Used to Treat Alzheimer's and How They Work

11/04/2020

  There are severe changes that occur in the brain due to Alzheimer’s disease. There are two key proteins in the brain that become affected with Alzheimer's disease. There are amyloid proteins, which form in the brain between neurons normally. With Alzheimer's disease, ...

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The Effects of Music on Those Living with Dementia

09/30/2020

Anyone who has cared for a loved one that suffers with dementia knows the challenges that occur when trying to connect with them in positive ways. The difficulty lies in the lack of stimulating the minds and emotions of those who have dementia. They are frequently ...

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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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9 Frequently Asked Questions About Hospice Care

08/30/2020

Hospice care is a specialty service specifically for individuals and their loved ones with late-stage illnesses. This includes medical, emotional, spiritual, and grief support. Hospice care can be widely misunderstood! Many associate hospice with death, when in ...

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7 Ways to Effectively Communicate With Your Confused Aging Relative

08/18/2020

When confusion in an older adult begins, sometimes the signs are very subtle, and then it hits all of the sudden. It may leave you thinking, "Where did this come from?" and "When did this begin?" after having a conversation with your aging relative. Then, you start ...

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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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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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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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Aging Life Care Management

05/31/2020

  Aging Life Care Management, also known as "Geriatric Care Management," or sometimes just referred to as "Care Management," is an approach taken to care for older adults who are facing the health challenges that come with growing older. It takes a holistic, ...

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