Advanced Dementia Patients Given Drugs with Doubtful Benefit

When most of us have an illness, we tend to ask the doctor to prescribe a medication we’ve taken before. They will usually comply if we’ve had good results before and we wouldn’t continue to take a ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 9/17/14 Recap: Preserving Your Loved One’s Legacy

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 58 new and returning participants shared some very powerful, personal, heart-warming and thought-provoking insights about the importance of preserving a loved one’s legacy, and what kind of legacy we wish to leave the world and ...

 
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Disaster Preparedness Tips for Seniors

Fall is a beautiful time of year and a favorite season for many people. But with fall comes some unpredictable weather patterns. On the Atlantic seaboard and other geographic areas of the U.S., September and October can be bad ...

 
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Brain-Health Tips for World Alzheimer’s Month

September is Word Alzheimer’s Month and a reminder that one of the best things to do for your health at any age is take good care of your brain.
 
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#ElderCareChat 9/3/14 Recap: Managing Aging Declines

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 57 new and returning participants talked about the grief, challenges and even opportunities associated with the declines of aging — both for the caregiver and the caree. You can review this week’s questions in this Storify ...

 
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Surprising Study Shows Senior Malnutrition Not Diagnosed

It’s not unexpected that many older adults aren’t getting adequate nutrition. What is surprising is the type of seniors who are malnourished. We might expect those with dementia or ill to not be eating well due to cognitive ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 8/20/14 Recap: Hobbies for Seniors of All Abilities

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 40 new and returning participants talked about hobbies and meaningful activities for seniors of all ages and abilities. After covering some tough topics in our forum over the last few months, this chat topic was a ...

 
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Suicide Rates Among Baby Boomers and Seniors Climbing

Most of us were shocked at the tragic suicide last week of comedian and actor Robin Williams at age 63. Whenever a beloved public figure takes their life, it sparks a national dialogue and we hear from medical and psychology experts ...

 
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Multigenerational Living Trend Continues

Several of my friends are living in multigenerational households. Some of their arrangements are by design and others a result of unplanned life events. Whether it’s a college-aged child moving home to save money while job-hunting, a senior choosing ...

 
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Clear Out Clutter for Peace of Mind

As summer turns to fall, people start thinking about heading back inside, nesting and getting cozy for cooler weather. Yard work and gardening tasks that kept us busy spring and summer will be put aside. It may not seem like ...

 
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