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

06/07/2020

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month! It gives us the opportunity to hold a conversation about the brain, and share 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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Aging Life Care Management

05/31/2020

  Happy National Aging Life Care Month! Aging Life Care is also known as "Geriatric Care Management." It is an approach taken to care for older adults who are facing all of the health challenges that come with growing older. It takes a holistic, client-centered ...

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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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Where's the Beef?

05/20/2020

Many of us remember the phrase, "Where's the beef?"  from Wendy's Hamburger commercials.  Recently we have been hearing this phrase again amid the rumors of meat shortages due to COVID-19. Don't panic! Not only can meatless meals be healthier for seniors, they can be ...

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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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From a Nurse's Mind: Watching Your Mother Age

05/10/2020

Nurses are strange creatures, we truly are. We have been taught to start assessing situations from the moment we meet you or your loved one. That being said, one of the hardest things we deal with is when it comes to our own aging mothers.

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