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Home disaster plan for seniors
Do You Have a Home Disaster Plan?
In the event of a disaster, your household could be without water, gas, electricity and telephone for at least 24-72 hours. For older adults in particular, who may be more vulnerable or have limited mobility, it is especially important to stock your home with emergency supplies and to have a home ...
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How to respond when person with dementia says I want to go home
How to Respond When Someone with Dementia Says “I Want to Go Home”
One of the most common requests made by people with dementia is, “I want to go home!” This request may be repeated over and over, and unfortunately it doesn’t help to remind them that they already are home. Typically, people with dementia ask to “go home” when they are feeling ...
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LGBTQ seniors long time couple
Caring for Our LGBTQ+ Seniors
Over their thirty-seven years together Jim and Dale became known as a San Francisco couple you could count on: to take part in campaigns for LGBTQ+ rights, to help friends living with—or dying of—HIV, and to support their city’s many cultural and athletic institutions. “I taught Dale to love football,” ...
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How tech can reduce senior isolation
Seniors At Home Partners with Tech to Reduce Senior Isolation
Imagine waking up and being greeted by a friendly digital companion that tells you the weather, sends you photos from your grandkid’s Instagram account, and reminds you when to take your medications. Seniors At Home is working to make this vision a reality through a partnership with Intuition Robotics, an Israeli ...
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How to Reverse Cognitive Decline in early Alzheimer’s Disease
A guest article by Dr. Rammohan Rao PhD, CAS, Research Associate Professor at The Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato, CA.  An infection-fighting protein that helped our human ancestors is now a major genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth leading cause of death in 21st century America. The protein, called ...
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senior with caregiver
Assisted Living or Home Care? Choosing the Right Care Path
Deciding whether home care or assisted living is the best choice for you or your loved one requires a great deal of research and reflection. To help you get started we’ve put together five key questions to guide you. Where do I feel comfortable? Let’s start with some basic definitions. ...
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Hospital discharge checklist
Hospital Discharge Checklist: 10 Things to Consider
A trip to the hospital, especially if it is unexpected, can be overwhelming for you and your family. As you and your medical team focus on your treatment while in the hospital, you may not be thinking about what happens when it’s time to go home. However, your transition out ...
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Five Self-Care Tips for the Sandwich Generation
It’s so common for middle age adults to be taking on the physical, financial, and/or emotional care of both their parents and their children that it has its own term, the Sandwich Generation. According to PEW Research, 47% of adults in their 40’s and 50’s find themselves pinched between two ...
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The Healing Power of Laughter: How Clowning Helps Patients with Dementia
Written by Dr. Amnon Raviv. This article originally appeared in Rhoda Goldman Plaza’s monthly publication The Olive Press. Medical clowning has been primarily identified with working with children in pediatrics wards in hospitals. But over the past decade, more and more medical clowns have been working with adults and with ...
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Senior woman drinking coffee
Learn the Six Steps to Aging In Place Gracefully
Studies show that 90% of older adults say they wish to stay in their homes as they age. If you are one of them it’s time to make a plan for aging in place! Here are six steps you can take to set yourself up to age in place: Complete ...
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