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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 Café: 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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Giving Caregivers a Break: In-Home Respite Care Provides Relief to Family Members

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…

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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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Question/Answer: Early Stage Alzheimer’s Diagnosis and Clinical Trials

Question: My mother has just received an early stage Alzheimer’s diagnosis at age 69. Right now it seems like she is coping better than I am. How can I find resources about clinical trials? Answer: A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s is never easy. Know that you are not alone; there are…

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Creating an Advanced Directive: Starting a Conversation that Counts

May is Older Americans Month and this year’s theme is Get into the Act, highlighting how older Americans can take charge of their health and make a positive impact in the lives of others. Completing an advanced directive is one important way that older Americans can take charge, but millions…

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Head of Palliative Care Program Honored with Top Award

J. Redwing Keyssar Wins Prestigious Leadership Award J. Redwing Keyssar, RN, Director of the Palliative Care Program offered by Seniors At Home, was recently honored by the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC). She received the prestigious 2015 Compassionate Care Leadership Award at CCCC’s annual summit held in Sacramento.…

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