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Depression in the Elderly

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Depression is much more than just feeling sad. It is a common but very serious mood disorder that often needs medical treatment. It can cause severe symptoms that affect how you think, feel, and handl...

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Hypertension in the Elderly: Causes & Prevention

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Blood pressure can be seen as a barometer of overall health. Blood pressure typically increases with age, especially once one has passed middle age of 45 to 65. Somebody with high blood pressure is at...

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Respite Care

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As the magnificent colors of Spring are blooming and Summer is approaching, I’d like to talk to you about Respite Care.  While this is the time of year when many are planning their vacations, car...

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Long Term Care Insurance

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Long Term Care Insurance is additional coverage that most health insurance policies do not cover. This coverage may cover some of the activities of daily living (ADL) that you may need assistance wit...

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Spring forward with spring cleaning

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Time to spring forward, don’t forget to set your clocks ahead Sunday! With spring coming, birds will be singing, the sun getting warmer, the air smelling fresher. We are happier, feel healthier...

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Bath Time For Your Alzheimer’s Patient

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Caring for an Alzheimer’s patient is one of the most difficult things you can do. Bathing an Alzheimer’s patient can be particularly challenging. It involves a lot of energy, time and patience....

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The 200 pound Gorilla

200 Pound Gorilla

That Thing We Don’t Talk About Have you ever heard the phrase, “The 200 pound gorilla in the room”? It’s a phrase that refers to a topic that nobody talks about, but it dominates everybody’s thoughts....

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Baby Boomer Caregivers

Boomers Caring For Elderly

Over 30 million Baby Boomers are caregivers, providing countless hours of assistance to elderly parents at no charge. It is estimated that, using average hourly wages, the total amount of this uncompe...

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Aging Parents and Role Reversal

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  Aging Parents and Role Reversal This is the day you thought would never happen. Your roles in life are reversing. You’re trying to make decisions for yourself and your Aging Parent. What will ...

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Knowing when your loved one needs help and finding quality care.

Cooking Together

Today we find ourselves raising our kids and caring for our parents at the same time.  It is very common for our parents to want to stay in their own home and keep their independence.  This leads to t...

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