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Temporary Home Care Can Ease the Road to Recovery

Lorraine had always been active, and at age 76, there were no signs of her slowing down. She walked every day, frequently chased her grandson around the park, and had no additional help at home. When one day Lorraine tripped on an area rug and broke her leg, her independence…

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Balancing Medication Management and Dementia:

Tips to Help Those Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss Older adults often take multiple medications, vitamins, and supplements, and while this can be beneficial in many ways, it also increases the risk of medication mix-ups. In rare but serious cases, these simple mistakes can become dangerous and…

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Bridging the Gap: The Value of Comprehensive Dementia Support for Families

Dawn was barely keeping her head above water a year ago. The COVID-19 lockdowns were well underway, she was juggling a considerable teaching load and research demands as a University professor, and she was caring for her mother, who has dementia. As a result, Dawn was living on overdrive, and…

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Fighting the Progression of Alzheimer’s

A Review of Aduhelm, the New FDA-Approved Drug for Alzheimer’s By Dr. Catherine Madison, Neurologist, Seniors At Home The recent FDA approval of a new Alzheimer’s drug, aducanumab (Aduhelm) is being widely discussed and we wanted to help our community better understand this new potential treatment. It is important to…

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A Guide to Senior Safety—Simple Solutions for Risks at Home

June is National Safety Month, which makes it the perfect time to take stock of your home and habits to assess for potential risk factors. We’ve outlined a few key areas to keep you and your aging loved ones physically, emotionally, and financially safe at home. Fall Prevention Falls can be…

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Has the Pandemic Changed Your Brain?

Eight Signs of Possible Cognitive Decline Over the last year, older adults have been to staying home in order to stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, the social isolation that has come with stay at home orders has taken a toll on many seniors. The Alzheimer’s Association reports that there were…

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Aging & Dental Health

How to Make Sure an Elderly Loved One Gets Needed Care A condensed version of this article by Dr. Allen Wong, DDS, EdD, Professor in the Department of Dental Practice, Director of the AEGD Residency Program, and Director of the Hospital Dentistry Program at the University of the Pacific. Dr. Wong is…

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Caregiver Burnout: Signs That It’s Time for Some Self-Care

A family caregiver’s job is one of love and dedication, but it comes with great responsibility and a fair amount of stress—even under “normal” conditions. Add in the unparalleled concerns associated with a pandemic, and self-care has become imperative for caregivers. In AARP’s recent report, thirty-six percent of family caregivers…

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Three Ways the Pandemic Will Change Home Care Needs.

Almost one year into an unprecedented pandemic, the need for home care is growing due to safety concerns and the shift in daily living.  Older adults have experienced greater adverse effects from the pandemic compared to all other age groups. Some of these include more severe complications, higher mortality, disruptions to daily…

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How to Stay Connected During the Holidays: Six Tips for Meaningful Phone Conversations with Seniors

The holidays typically are a time when we go out of our way to connect with family and friends, and nurture relationships with holiday visits. So how can we create a meaningful holiday connection in 2020, when most of the year has been so isolating—especially for older adults?   Victoria…

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