Anyone with this diagnosis can work on some lifestyle changes that can help them function better now and if they are on a path of a progressive illness like Alzheimer’s disease, work can be done on building cognitive reserve or new brain cells called neurogenesis.
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If you or a friend is a “solo senior” without family, it is very important to do some good planning for your next steps and those “what if’s” of a longer life, including considerations for housing, healthcare, and personal safety.
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Ways to Find Peace! Download a PDF of the December 2022 Newsletter Caring for someone with a progressive illness or experiencing the loss of a dear one during the holidays takes planning. Holidays are filled with traditions that prove challenging to say the least, particularly when you are also caring for a loved one. It is especially difficult for people heading into the fall holidays without a family member who passed away over the past…
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If we act with the intention to be “present in the moment”, it can recharge our energy and give us a calm that other activities do not.
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Who is the beneficiary of random acts of kindness? Is it you, the giver? Could it be the unsuspecting recipient?
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Not all memory loss is dementia. Getting a good diagnosis will help the family with whatever journey they are to face.
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Early in my career, I developed the “Dos and Don’ts” on communicating with someone who has memory loss. As I recently reviewed those items, I realized expanding upon my suggestions of how to communicate to reduce behavioral issues could also help the individual with a memory challenge feel heard.
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Helpful resources for the elderly, including information on cell phone courses, horse therapy, adaptive clothing, and staying hydrated
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These three frequent issues are just a few of the questions the families bring to Professional Geriatric Care Managers who are also called “Aging Life Care Experts.”
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Where do family members start when they get the call that Mom had a stroke or Dad had another fall? What about the spouse caring for someone with a dementia? Do they have a plan if something happens to them while caregiving?
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