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Real Life Wins An Oscar With Dementia Awareness

The 2015 Oscars will be remembered for bringing early onset dementia to the big screen & helping creating awareness. The Alzheimer’s Association® helped to bring the book “Still Alice,” by Lisa Genova, into theaters by providing expert advice about the disease to its filmmakers. The movie tells the real-life story of a Alice, played by

When Your Spouse Is Diagnosed With A Life Changing Disease

As a spouse, we often are put into the position of full time caregiver and advocate for our loved one when they are diagnosed with a life changing disease. While this can feel like an overwhelming time in your life, you need to understand that there are options available to help you make the adjustments

Caregiving with Dignity

When someone can no longer care for themselves, it is important to allow them to keep their dignity while accepting caregiving at home. The Need for Caregiving Every person is unique, so their caregiving should be unique. There are a number of reasons why caregiving is needed. Chronic Pain – A variety of reasons can

Dehydration in Seniors

Dehydration Isn’t Just a Summer Problem A recent article reported that seniors are five times more likely to be suffering from dehydration when coming from a nursing home to a hospital for a health issue. The biggest reason for this problem of senior dehydration was that those in the home were thought to be given

Your Social Worker is an Important Part of Your Team

  The importance of the role of a social worker is quite often overlooked or cast aside. They play very important roles in not only handling common problems and issues a person may have but also play an important role in coping with issues that people face throughout various times of their life. What Do

Why Hire a Geriatric Care Manager?

Abigail sits by her father’s hospital bedside, thankful that he is finally asleep after a difficult night.  She brought him to the emergency room two days ago, finding him feverish and confused.  He was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection, caused by an enlarging prostate.  His first round of IV antibiotics didn’t go well. He

Make Your Parent’s Hospital Stay A Good One

Hospital Stay Realities Most people automatically assume that your loved one is receiving the best care possible during their hospital stay. However, what many people may not realize is that the very staff that is responsible for the 24/7 care of your loved one is overworked, stressed and doing the job of more than one

Arthritis Pain

There are a number of types of arthritis that one can suffer from. Defining Arthritis Arthritis is defined by the Mayo Clinic as the inflammation of one or more joints; causing pain & stiffness in those particular affected areas. Each type of arthritis has its own list of specific risks and possible causes but in

Coping with Cancer and Fatigue

Nearly everyone in this country has been affected by cancer in one way or another. We have made amazing steps towards being able to cure cancer but we still have a long way to go. One of the problems of being diagnosed with cancer is that you are lost and scared when you hear those

Healthy Eating Includes Healthy Snacking

You may have heard that many health experts feel you are better off eating several smaller meals & snacks a day as opposed to three larger meals. Whether you prefer to abide by the experts suggestion or stay with the common 3 square meals a day, you most likely still like to enjoy a snack