April 2011 Posts

How to be a companion to seniors who are challenged by change

This pre-recorded educational webinar will focus on change; whether it be financial, relational, material, and/or physical and how critically important it is for those who are serving senior clients to recognize, name and address the grief resulting from significant life changes and the subsequent losses.

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Readmissions Rise for Hip Replacement Patients’

A new report released by the Journal of the American Medical Association revealed that  patients who have hip replacement surgery are being released much earlier than 20 years ago.  An analysis of Medicare recipients found that more of these earlier-release patients make return trips ...

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Feeling Powerless Over Power of Attorney?

Unfortunately, there are situations where one or more children unduly influence their parents to name them as their POA agent with the authority to access bank accounts, credit cards and other financial holdings, creating the opportunity for exploitation.

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More Seniors Using Online Personal Health Records

A Personal Health Record (PHR) is an electronic tool used to collect, track and share past and current information aobut your health.

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New Alzheimer's Guidelines targets early stages

The first new U.S. diagnostic guidelines for Alzheimer's disease released in 27 years paint the disorder as a disease that occurs gradually over many years, starting with changes in the brain, then mild memory problems and finally progressing to full-blown dementia.

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Insomnia Can Be a Nightmare for Older Adults

Common home remedies for insomnia include maintaining good sleeping patterns by going to bed and getting up at the same time, taking a hot bath or reading before bedtime and avoiding heavy meals late in the evening.

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NPDA webinar a great success!

The NPDA hosted a webinar for family caregivers on March 30, 2011. The webinar was viewed nationally and was extremely informative for family caregivers, especially those seeking out information on how to hire home care workers.

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Identity Theft Scams Prey on the Elderly

Regularly monitor your loved ones’ financial accounts and billing statements, paying special attention to unexpected account statements.

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Questions You Should Ask if Your Loved One Suffers a Heart Attack

Suffering from a heart attack and adjusting to life with heart disease can be a challenging and difficult experience for seniors and their loved ones. A supportive caregiver can help seniors understand the lifestyle changes necessary for a successful recovery and make the adjustments easier.

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Alzheimer’s Caregiving Support Is a Phone Call Away

It is well known that there are many wonderful websites that provide online support for family caregivers caring for those with Alzheimer’s. But did you know there are also support groups available via the phone?

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