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How to Help a Loved One Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s

You may have had your suspicions for months, or even years, but the diagnosis is still devastating when it comes: your loved one has Alzheimer’s. As a caregiver, you join the over 16 million family members and friends in the United States who are o… Read More
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Don’t Ignore the Symptoms of a Mini-Stroke!

At the best of times, busy adults have a tendency to shrug off irritating symptoms that feel minor or go away quickly. Often, that’s not a problem: the stomach pain is indigestion, not cancer, or the cough is just a momentary irritation of the thro… Read More
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Watch Out For These Four Coronavirus Scams Aimed at Seniors!

During any public crisis, there are always bad actors who come out of the woodwork with scams designed to take advantage of people’s confusion or fear. The current coronavirus pandemic is no exception, unfortunately. Older people are, in general, a… Read More
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Five Ways to Prevent the Number One Cause of Injury in Older Adults

As I write this, and likely as you read it, the world is focused on the coronavirus and the serious health risks it poses to older adults. While the coronavirus is certainly worthy of all the attention it is getting, unfortunately it is not the only… Read More
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Coronavirus: Answering Our Clients’ Questions

News about coronavirus, aka Covid-19, is everywhere. Taking in the news, which changes daily or even hourly, feels like trying to drink from a fire hose. Most of us have never experienced anything like this, which means it can feel necessary to liste… Read More
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Ten Apps (and Other Activities) For People With Dementia and Alzheimer's

If you love someone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, you know how devastating this illness can be—not only to the person diagnosed, but to family members and others who love and care for the patient. If you have a family history of A… Read More
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What’s New in Housing Arrangements for Seniors?

What do you think of when you imagine living arrangements for older people? Perhaps a nursing home or assisted living facility. Maybe an older person living alone in the family home after the death of a spouse. In the best case scenario, you might pi… Read More
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Is Your Medical Information Safe in the Cloud?

You may not have read about it in the news, but Google has partnered with Ascension, one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the country. The Catholic hospital system operates in over 20 states, and accumulates a great deal of patient data, wh… Read More
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Medicare Open Enrollment for 2020: What's New, What's Not

It’s September, and that means that the Medicare Open Enrollment Period (OEP), also called the annual enrollment period, is almost upon us. Open enrollment begins on October 15, 2019 and closes on December 7, 2019, for plans that take effect on Jan… Read More
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Categories: Medicare

What is Sundowner's Syndrome?

You may have heard the term “sundowning” or “sundowner’s syndrome” in connection with patients who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. If you are a caregiver for someone with dementia, you may be f… Read More
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