Category Archives: healthcare

Hospital Stays and Your Elderly Parent

by  Jennifer Kazmaier If you are caring for an aging parent you have likely had an encounter with the hospital. The hospital offers essential healthcare services to diagnose and treat serious illness and injury, however once the presenting problem is dealt with, rehabilitation and recovery happens outside of the hospital, often in your own home.…
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Doctor Visits With Our Senior Parents Are Beneficial to All

by Kaye Swain When our kids are little, trips together to the doctor are quite commonplace. Heading to the doctor's office alone is one of those special growing up moments most will take in their late teens. Time passes, and then many of us experience another bittersweet moment. We are once again involved in accompanying…
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What Joy Loverde Wants You to Know About Going Back to School

If you live and work near Denver and Boulder, Colorado you are one of the lucky ones. Have you heard about Active Minds™? Since 2002, a few educators began reading poetry in a church basement; soon after their agenda included educational courses focusing on contemporary global issues, historical themes, music appreciation, great decisions and foreign…
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What Should I Look for in an Alzheimer’s Care Facility?

By Joshua Fink Families of persons who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia will be somewhat relieved to learn that more and more assisted living for memory care facilities have become available in recent years. For so long, the illness was simply diagnosed as senile dementia in seniors and left to…
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Benefits of Reading Aloud to the Elderly

By Nancy Lavender [caption id="attachment_23" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Geriatric Care Manager, carrie Hill, PhD"][/caption] While chatting to members at our Day Centre, I realized that many of the elderly folk could no longer read books. They could still pick up a newspaper or magazine and read bits and pieces, but because of failing eyesight, reading for…
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Senior Alzheimer's Care Tips

By Roberto Rodriquez Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting about 5.3 million Americans of all ages in the year 2010. Comprising this number is 5.1 million people aged 65 and above and 200,000 individuals under the age of 65 and who are experiencing the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. This condition,…
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Giving Grandparents a Happy and Perfect Time

By Nadine Torres How many of us have been raised by grandfather or grandmother? Most of the times when mom and dad separate or got divorced the ones who look out for children are the grandparents. This is very common scenario in any parts of the globe. Another usual case is having grandparents who spoil…
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