#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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Venture Capitalists Investing in Aging Body Systems

More and more venture capitalists are choosing to invest in  medical research and product industries. These investors who focus on start-up ideas and small companies that aren’t able to acquire public funding for their enterprises have been the bell ...

 
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Viewing Aging Positively is Good For Mental Health

There have been many research studies on the power of positive thinking. One of the most effective forms of therapy techniques is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which helps people re-frame negative thinking patterns into a more constructive, affirmative view. A ...

 
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“The Boomer List” Explores a Generation’s Influences

This could easily be called the year of the baby boomer. The milestone being celebrated throughout the media, including AARP’s “Boomers @ 50+,” is the last of the baby boomer generation (1946-1964) turning 50 this year. A new documentary, “The Boomer List,” ...

 
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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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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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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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