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Geriatric Care

Geriatric care management is such a system that assists elder adults and their relatives to deal with age-related conditions. It is also called Elder Care. There are some other care system options available in the United States for elder people including helping living, nursing home, elder day care, elder societies, and old adult home care.…
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Eldercare Tips to Improve Memory

If you are caring for parents, you may be worried about their memory and whether there is anything you can do as part of your eldercare routine to help them maintain or even improve their memory functioning. According the American Psychological Association, there are several things people can do to boost their brain power: (more…)
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Receiving a Dignified Diagnosis in Geriatric Care

If you are caring for parents and you are concerned about the possibility of Alzheimer's disease, seeking geriatric care that results in an accurate diagnosis is paramount. The Alzheimer's Association recognizes the need for an accurate diagnosis, but they also want to ensure that the diagnostic process is dignified - that is, eldercare professionals should…
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Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Eldercare

If you're providing eldercare to your parent and have wondered whether complementary or alternative medicine could enhance your parent's standard elder health care plan, the National Institutes of Health's Senior Health website includes a terrific section on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). Here are some highlights from the site: Complementary medicine is defined as being…
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Is it always Alzheimer’s? – Reassessing Eldercare

We all want our parents to maintain independent living for as long as possible. But when we notice minor memory slips and other small signs of confusion among our parents, it's normal to worry a bit. Is our parent getting Alzheimer's disease? How much longer will independent living be an option? Are the memory slips…
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Eldercare and Medications: Keeping Your Parent Safe

If you're providing eldercare for your parent, I have an important question for you: Do you know all of the medications that your parent is taking? In an article at CNN.com, Dr. Jerry Gurwitz stated that 38 million elder health care patients will experience drug complications in any given year, and that 180,000 of these…
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Becoming a Partner in Elder Health Care

When it comes to becoming a partner in elder health care, I've learned that an ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of cure.  Finding good elder health care can be a daunting task, but finding a good family or geriatric care physician is vital. For many years we had a doctor who specialized…
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What Is a Geriatric Care Manager?

While working for the Alzheimer's Association, I received a lot of phone calls concerning geriatric care for aging parents. Many of the calls came from adult children who were either overwhelmed with caregiving responsibilities or lived too far away to provide the eldercare their parent required. Many times, I suggested that the caller look into hiring a geriatric care manager.
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