Tag Archives: elderly help

Living in the future.

Blog by Joy Loverde I’ve had a heck of a week. I’ve been struggling with the death of people around me. People I love dearly. People I can’t imagine living without. Fact is they did not die. They are alive and well. It’s me projecting into the future and making myself feel sick to my…
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Moving a Reluctant Parent – Part 8

by Joy Loverde Things are heating up. If you’ve been following Parts 1 through 7 regarding the adventures of my Aunt Bernice and her reluctance to move out of her house, then you know that she would have been far better off had she made the move a year ago when she invited me over…
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Eldercare in the Workplace Listen up HR Professionals Part 2

by Joy Loverde As an HR professional, the more you can prepare your company employees for inevitable family caregiving responsibilities, the more stable your workplace. Part 1 of “Eldercare in the Workplace: Listen up HR Professionals” offered suggestions on helping employees become aware of eldercare issues. This blog will offer specific action steps you can…
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Eldercare News and Views

Where do you turn  if you are in need of a home care aide for a loved one? The  NY Times reports that some states offer a matching service registry for those looking to find an aide.Visit Paula Span's New Old Age Blog post to learn more. A Better Way to Find Home Care Aides…
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Day Centres Are Important for the Elderly

by: Nancy Lavender Day Centres play an essential part in the lives of aging adults. The main advantages of attending a Day Centre are... Allows Seniors to become and remain social. Provides group activities such as craft and games. Prevents depression often triggered by isolation and boredom. Allows sharing of problems with trained staff. Sharing…
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Important Decisions in Elder Care When Dementia Strikes

by: Erica Ronchetti It's estimated there are 24 million individuals living with some form of dementia worldwide-this number is expected to increase to as many as 85 million by the year 2040 if there is no medical breakthrough for age-related memory loss. Alzheimer's is the most common and well-known form of dementia with more than…
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Visiting Elderly Parents for the Holidays? – 6 Safety Signs to Watch For

By Gail McGonigle Planning for the Holidays often includes the anticipation of spending time with elderly loved ones. But, too often there's that lurking question: "Is mom or dad ok at home alone?" The realization that our parents are no longer the vibrant folks we knew is distressing. You may start wondering if caring for an…
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Control for Elder Care

by Tom Vatury Everyone begin to weaken and is generally less able to perform some of the regular activities and task they used to easily do. Accepting this reality can be difficult for many aging seniors. It can be even more difficult for some of their family to understand, when they’ve been used to the…
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Memory Loss Prevention

by: Jeremy Mervin A natural occurrence of ageing is suffering lowered body functions. It is not uncommon to have impaired vision, lowered mobility and even delayed cerebral responses. The most pronounced disability among many of the elderly is failing memory. (more…)
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