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Medication Management When Caring For Seniors

January 3, 2013

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  Pills and your parents Are you recognizing the challenges of aging? Are your parents having those slowed reflexes, memory lapses, those senior moments? Don’t wait for a swallowing disaster When you sit down to dinner do you wonder why she continues to clear her throat? You wonder about the enormous amount of pills they […]

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How to keep Elderly Women and Their Purses safe.

November 30, 2011

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We have all seen it.  An elderly woman in a store, purse left unattended in the basket while she is looking for cake mixes!  This is the easiest way thieves get their hands on purses.  Next thing you know she is the victim, has her purse taken, and she is frantic.  Her credit cards are […]

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Seniors and Driving

March 13, 2011

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There is perhaps nothing that strikes terror more in the heart of an elderly driver than the words, “It is time to stop driving.” The impact of these can be even more powerful and devastating to some seniors than the diagnosis of a debilitating illness. Because driving in our culture is so closely related to […]

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Why Parents Refuse Help

February 28, 2011

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A parent’s refusal of help is one situation that obviously can make it more difficult to care for a loved one – in fact, it can be downright frustrating! If all you want to do is give your parents the assistance they need, and they respond to you with behavior that seems more appropriate for […]

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When The Burden For Care Becomes Overwhelming

February 24, 2011

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When a parent or a family member is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, family life becomes chaotic. Life, as you once knew it is not the same. You live in a routine of stress and anxiety each and everyday. If you also have your own family life and job, the burden and stress is one hundred […]

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Sticky Situation of the Month: My Mom Needs to See a Doctor But Refuses to Do So

February 3, 2011

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Your 78 year-old mother has been living on her own since your father’s death two years ago. Although she has never quite recovered emotionally from the loss of her husband, she has been active and self-sufficient. Recently, however, she has complained of feeling tired much of the time. When you visit, you often see her […]

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