• Alzheimer Dementia Medications: What Works?

    Alzheimer Dementia Medications can be confusing to the lay person. There presently is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. The medications presently used to treat Alzheimer’s have been developed to slow the progression of the symptoms of this disease. ...

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    Assisted Living -Dangerous, Deceiving and Dysfunctional Part 1

    Thank you Frontline for your exposé “Life and Death in Assisted Living“.  If you have not seen this video, I have made it available for you to view here: Watch Life and Death in Assisted Living on...

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    Dementia Medications for Elderly:Pros and Cons

    Dementia Medications for  elderly: the Pros and Cons Dementia is a symptom of many different disorders. As individuals age, the body may develop more than one medical condition. Many seniors take more than five medications a day....

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    Special Report for 2013: What is Dementia?

    What is dementia?  Studies show that there are 24 million people living with some form of dementia. Understanding dementia and the disease process will provide insight and an educated approach to dementia care. For example, though dementia...

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    Do We Need a Dementia Care Facility or How to Cook a Frog

    Do we need a Dementia Care Facility?   How to cook a frog or How NOT to become a cooked frog! Adapted from a podcast by Donahue Vanderhider, gerontologist  Last week we discussed the importance of self-care...

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    Hospital Abuse:Don’t Let Hospitals Push You Around!

    Hospital Abuse exists  Frustrated with hospitals? Chances are your rights as a caregiver are being abused. As caregivers to a parent or spouse we shoulder a tremendous burden. We not only provide 24/7 care for our loved...

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    How To Avoid Living In a Nursing Home

    Everyone want to avoid living in a nursing home. It’s the secret fear of almost everyone that ever given thought to aging. But statistically, 1 in 4 people over the age of 65 spend time in a nursing...

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    Rules For A Family Meeting to Develop a Dementia Care Plan

    Family Meetings to develop a dementia care plan Did the doctor say I have dementia? At first, your reaction might be “This cannot be”. For many, denial may set in. Then there is the concern and over worry about...

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  • Appropriate Levels of Home Care Resources

    Home care resources vary depending on your needs. It is important to understand the types of home care providers and different services that are available to you. There are basically two types of home care services. The...

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    Elder Care Stress Relief 101

    Care for the elderly in home can be overwhelming. To elder care stress relief it is important for the caregiver, or potential caregiver, to help the aging adult organize and plan for the unplanned events in life....

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