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The Gift of Personal Touch – How Geriatric Massage Can Comfort Seniors

Geriatic massage not only improves aging health conditions, it also benefits seniors with limited social interaction. "The loving touch that goes along with therapeutic touch is immensely powerful," says Nicole Joy, a certified geriatric massage therapist.

Lorraine Grote Johnson and Dad

We Need to Talk about Death and Celebrate Life

Grote Johnson’s father brought the family together. He told his children that he wanted to go out of this world in comfort and dignity. He had decided on hospice at that point. Being a registered nurse and having experience working at a home health and hospice agency in the past, Grote Johnson felt thankful for her father’s openness to have such a difficult conversation with his children, and for his unconventional way of educating his family on the topic.


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Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Resources for Caregivers

Although the number of people living with Alzheimer's and dementia has been on a rise, very few people realize the financial and medical resources available to the patients because of the linear nature of relationships between patients and physicians.

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Is it time to ask for help?

He is staring right at me but somehow things feel a little “off.” There is tension in his eyes as though he is struggling to remember who I am. He is at a loss for words to explain what is going on.

He is my father, my go-to person for everything—guidance, love, support and comfort.


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What does it mean to be a caregiver?

“There’s really no task too big or inconvenient that I wouldn’t do to help my clients,” says Adams. “It may be something small to me, but to them it can be very meaningful. Aging can be hard when you can no longer do things for yourself. I like helping others maintain their dignity, even when things get tough.”


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Health Benefits for Veterans

All U.S. military veterans may be entitled to VA health and financial assistance such as pensions, healthcare, disability compensation, insurance, home loans, education and vocational training. Specific VA health benefits for older veterans include:


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What you need to know to immediately recognize a stroke

Stroke is now the No. 2 cause of death worldwide, with someone on this planet experiencing a stroke every two seconds. October 29 marks World Stroke Day, which aims to educate people about the risk factors and signs of a stroke to reduce the stroke mortality rate.

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Seniors Bullying Seniors

When people envision a bully, they think about a young kid or adolescent picking on someone smaller than them. What happens when an adult becomes the victim of bullying?