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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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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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Skin Conditions in the Elderly

06/13/2020

Your skin changes with age. It becomes thinner, loses fat, and no longer looks as plump and smooth as it once did. Your veins and bones can be seen more easily. Scratches, cuts, or bumps can take longer to heal. Years of sun tanning or being out in the sunlight for ...

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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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10 Positive Aspects of Aging

05/28/2020

Today, I was thinking about my aging family members and friends. It is something that is going to happen to all of us one day. It is never easy to watch a loved one age and often become dependent upon others. It is heartbreaking for all involved. It is easy to focus on ...

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6 Considerations for the “New Normal”

05/17/2020

Growing up in the mid-1950’s through mid-1970’s, I remember my Mom meticulously washing, drying, folding, and ironing my Dad’s cloth handkerchiefs. He always carried one in his back pocket. I believe that fell in line with his Boy Scout motto, “Be Prepared."

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Top 10 Gifts for a Caregiver

04/01/2019

Are you trying to find the perfect gift for a caregiver?  It might be their birthday or just an ordinary day. If you know a caregiver, you probably know how much work they do. Taking care of a loved one who needs them is a significant amount of work. What's the best ...

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15 Ways to Reduce Caregiver Burnout

03/11/2019

Caregiver burnout is real. You're stressed, tired, and need a break! But how do you do this on a daily basis? What if you don't have the time? Each person and situation is different, but incorporating small moments of joy into our lives can help ease some of the ...

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