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Dementia and Quarentine: 5 Tips on How to Cope

A Message from Andrea Korsunsky, Director of Seniors At Home’s Center for Dementia Care As we encounter disruption to our usual routine, it is important to adapt our approach as we connect with people who have dementia. When interacting with our loved ones with dementia, the goal at all times is to support and maintain feelings

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Six Ways to Reduce Caregiver Stress During the Holiday Season

While the holiday season is often joyous, it can be stressful, too­. Family members may be visiting from out of town. Calendars may be filling with invitations and events. Add to that the changing demands of caring for an aging loved one, and you may find yourself unable to get to all the items on

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Five Facts You Need to Know about Senior Isolation

Older adults often experience their social worlds shrinking, as retirement, the death of friends and family, or lack of mobility make participating in social activities more difficult. For those who become socially isolated or who feel persistently lonely, the consequences can be dire and even life-threatening. Traci Dobronravova, MSW, Director of Seniors At Home, says,

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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 or a loved one can

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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 years he may step-in to

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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 death, suffering, and the mortality

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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 loved one has been gone

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