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New Toolkit Supports Families with the Emotional Toll of Dementia Care

Four years ago Joan became one of the every six Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease each year. The 69 year-old’s symptoms progressed quickly and her husband of over three decades, Brian, retired early from his job in order to care for her while their adult daughter lives with them in…

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Six Tips for Homebound Seniors to Stay Happy and Healthy

For older adults who are homebound due to illness, injury, or mobility limitations, life may not be as full and exciting as it once was. However, by practicing healthy habits of the body and mind, homebound seniors can still enjoy a good quality of life. Below are six tips you…

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Is It Time for Home Care? Six Signs that a Senior Needs Help

If your aging parent, spouse, or loved one is happy living independently in their home there will likely come a time when they will need some extra assistance in order to manage daily tasks and chores. Home care is provided by a professional caregiver, and is typically non-medical support to…

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The Power of Professional Referral: How Care Management Can Help Elderly Clients

Ed Watson is no stranger to the changing needs of aging clients. As a prominent Bay Area attorney and partner at Watson & Machado LLP, he and his law firm help clients with tax and estate planning. As his clients, some who he’s worked with for decades, reach their final…

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Palliative Care vs. Hospice: What is the Difference?

If you or a loved one are experiencing a serious or terminal illness, you’ll likely hear the terms ‘palliative care’ and ‘hospice care’ over the course of treatment. Though the terms are often used interchangeably, palliative care and hospice are not the same thing. So what is the difference between…

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New Innovations for the Future of Dementia Care

A Drive to Help People with Dementia Leads Design Student to Inventive Thesis How can innovative design improve the lives of people living with dementia? Industrial design student, Andi An, set out to explore this question with the help of Seniors At Home. When Andi, a student at California College…

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Seniors At Home brings Hollywood’s Best and the Community Together to Talk About End of Life Issues

Death is never an easy thing to talk about. But last Thursday, a sold-out crowd of over 900 people packed the Castro Theatre for End of Life: A Theatrical Exploration of Death, Dying, and Suffering—a thought-provoking performance by award-winning actors Frances McDormand and David Strathairn and a community conversation about…

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Living a Full Life with Parkinson’s with Comprehensive Care

Susan had just celebrated her 61st birthday with her husband, Bob, daughter and close friends when she got the call that would change their lives forever. She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, a degenerative disorder that affects the central nervous system and progresses over time. According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, Susan…

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Is it Time to Hire a Geriatric Care Manager?

Managing the care of an aging loved one can often feel like a full time job, especially if family members live far away, or an illness or complex health condition is in the mix. The support of a geriatric care manager can be extremely helpful in taking the stress off…

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“Where’s My Mother?” Answering Difficult Questions from Someone who Has Dementia

Often, individuals with dementia ask about and search for relatives who are deceased. These difficult questions evoke strong emotions for the rest of us: we may become anxious about how to respond, saddened when reminded of the person, or perhaps confused about how the person with dementia could forget their…

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