Category Archives: Eldercare

Death and Dying..Have that Conversation!

Yesterday at a senior forum I attended there was a discussion on communication and what you want to happen when you reach your end of life times. The one absolute certainty in life (taxes aside) is if you are alive … Continue reading

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Joining the Journey

I attended a great presentation today on how to reduce hospitalization in persons with dementia. There were about 80 participants that asked very good questions. Most in attendance either had a spouse or close friend who were in varies stages … Continue reading

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Living to 100 and Beyond

Characteristics of Centenarians A study by the Boston University School of Medicine found that centenarians varied widely in years of education (zero years to post-graduate), socioeconomic status (very poor to very rich), religion, ethnicity and patterns of diet (strictly vegetarian … Continue reading

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How to Have a Good Retirement on a Budget

Article is from the Senior Spirit newsletter. The concept of a golden retirement is a relatively new idea. It was not until the late 19th and early 20th centuries that workers started getting pensions and lived long enough to enjoy … Continue reading

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How good is your memory?

Wanted-1,000,000 people to participate in a memory study. Matthew Huentelman from T-GEN, a non-profit research facility in Phoenix, Arizona, is doing a worldwide study on how thinking and memory change as we age. Matt is looking for a range of … Continue reading

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Relax Away the Stresses of Caregiving

With an aging population and changes in health care, such as shorter hospital stays, more and more caregiving is being provided by family members. If you’re a caregiver, you know that taking care of a loved one can be very … Continue reading

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Personal Environment-Make it Safe and Comfortable

The word environment usually produces images of the great outdoors, but let’s take it a step further and consider our personal environment, especially as baby boomers age in place or mom and dad move in with their children. The space … Continue reading

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