#ElderCareChat 2/18/15 Recap: Legal Issues in Eldercare, Part 2

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 47 attendees dialogued about legal issues in eldercare. Joining the conversation to add his expert insights was Howard “Howie” Krooks of Elder Law Associates PA, Esq., CELA, CAP, and the Immediate President of the National Academy ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 2/4/15 Recap: Helping Family Through a Caregiving Experience

During Wednesday’s live discussion, a large group -- 89 attendees total! -- flooded the tweet stream with their thoughts, tips, memories, and musings about the "family affair" that is a caregiving experience.
 
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#ElderCareChat 11/19/14 Recap: Normal Aging Versus a Dementia Decline

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 46 new and returning participants engaged in an educational dialogue about the subtle and striking differences between normal aging and those of a dementia-related cognitive decline.

We were pleased to have Dr. Jason Abney, Medical Director ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 10/15/14 Recap: Overcoming Common Caregiving Challenges

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 44 new and returning participants shared tips and strategies for overcoming common caregiving challenges, be it incontinence, wandering (related to dementia), the need for respite, lack of support from family members, finding the best care, and ...

 
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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 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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#ElderCareChat 6/4/14 Recap: Ensuring the Physical Health of Those with Dementia

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 36 new and returning participants shared tips and insights about staying healthy through the difficult changes and stages of dementia.

We were pleased to have a guest tweeter join us to offer his expertise on the ...

 
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Advance Directive and Peaceful Death for Dementia Patients

Planning and making end-of-life decisions is one of the most difficult challenges seniors and their loved ones face. Having an advance directive in place that clearly spells out an individual’s preferences at death, however, can make the process less ...

 
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What Makes Memory Care Desirable?

Steve Moran, senior housing expert, says the love affair with memory care feels like a gold rush. Perhaps it’s the rapidly rising dementia rates, perhaps it’s the media’s negative portrayals of assisted living and nursing homes, perhaps ...

 
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Failure to Recognize Famous Faces Could Mean Dementia

Do you ever see a celebrity’s face on television or in a magazine and have trouble recognizing them? Difficulty remembering names is not always age-related, but it does become more pronounced as we get older. In an interesting new ...

 
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