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“I Am Just So Tired”—Recognizing the Signs of Depression
Mary, a retired teacher, lives by herself. Recently widowed, she was finding it increasingly difficult to maintain her independence. Her two adult children were busy with work and their young families and Mary began to wonder at times why she was still around. Mary’s medical problems began to worsen and ...
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Connecting the Dots between Dr. Martin Luther King’s Message and the Hospice Movement in America
Blog by Redwing Keyssar, RN, BA, Author and the Director of Seniors At Home’s Palliative Care program “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable … Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, ...
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5 Tips for Starting a Conversation with a Loved One with Dementia
When a loved one is experiencing Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, one of the biggest challenges that family members and caregivers face is how to continue to have positive and meaningful conversations with their loved one. The types of conversations that were once enjoyed may no longer interest ...
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Simple Tips to Combat the Holiday Blues
The holiday season is often associated with joy, connection, and celebration. But for many individuals, December can bring sadness and isolation—especially for older adults. Sometimes memories of lost loved ones, family far away, or not feeling well enough to take part in festivities can make the holidays especially difficult. Remember, ...
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A Day at the Arts Cafe: The Center For Dementia Care Engages Clients in their Favorite Activities
Andrea Korsunsky is the Director of Seniors At Home’s Center for Dementia Care. Here she shares the story of her day out with her client, Pat, and explains the impact that engaging clients in their favorite activities can have. When I arrived at Pat’s home in the morning, her apartment ...
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Center for Dementia Care Celebrates Successful First Year
Half of Bay Area residents over 85 are currently experiencing some form of dementia, and by 2020, the region is expected to see a 49% increase in residents with Alzheimer’s disease—not including other related conditions. With so many individuals and their families facing the challenges of these conditions, the need ...
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Seniors At Home’s Bioethics Forum Celebrates 15 Years of Tackling Ethical Issues
Who can help isolated seniors with dementia or cognitive impairments to make decisions about their care? What are the complicated ethical issues that doctors face in aiding their patients to die? When it comes to medical treatment what does “do no harm” mean? These are just some of the thorny ...
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Don’t Get Scammed: Easy Ways to Ensure Financial Safety for Seniors
Financial abuse is on the rise in the United States, and our aging population is often the most vulnerable. In 2014, 2.5 million fraud-related consumer complaints were logged in the Consumer Sentinel Network database. Those 50 and older made up 49% of complaints reporting a record $1.7 billion in losses. ...
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Respite Care for Caregiver Relief
Today in the United States over 52 million family members are caring for a spouse or loved one (sometimes around the clock). For the family caregiver the rewards can be great—providing care in the safety and comfort of home brings ease, independence and connection. It may also mean keeping a ...
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When An Aging Loved One Insists “I’m Fine and I don’t Need Help!”
For family caregivers looking after an aging parent or loved one, reaching out to a senior care organization like Seniors At Home can feel like a betrayal of trust. Their loved one’s physical and mental condition is an increasing worry, yet they may keep insisting, “I’m fine and I don’t ...
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