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Tips for More Satisfying Long-Distance Caregiving

Tips for More Satisfying Long-Distance Caregiving

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Caregiving for an older adult from a long distance doesn’t necessarily mean from across the country. If you live an hour or more away from a loved one who needs care, you may be feeling frustrated or guilty about not….

Home Care for Seniors from the VNA

Home Care for Seniors from the VNA

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The Visiting Nurses Association has been a boon to seniors who wish to remain living in their own home as long as possible while addressing the healthcare issues which impact their physical or cognitive abilities. Most people would rather receive….

Music Therapy for Dementia Patients

Music Therapy for Dementia Patients

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Studies have shown that music can increase brain connectivity in patients with dementia.  But what does this mean? According to the Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease, research demonstrates how “…personalized music playlists can activate regions of the brain typically….

How Dementia Affects Men vs Women

How Dementia Affects Men vs Women

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According to the Alzheimer’s Association, dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia. Some key warning signs that point to an Alzheimer’s….

VNA and Private Care: Choosing the Home Care that’s Right

VNA and Private Care: Choosing the Home Care that’s Right

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Seeking home care can be an overwhelming experience for those who are unaware of the types of care available or their eligibility for that care. Many people who may qualify for home care for themselves or someone they know may….

Time to Bring In a Home Health Aide?

Time to Bring In a Home Health Aide?

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For most older adults, keeping their independence and autonomy is a primary concern, especially in the face of an illness or injury. The decision to bring in a home health aide to help with household chores and personal tasks can….

8 Tips to Help Seniors Prevent Falls in Winter

8 Tips to Help Seniors Prevent Falls in Winter

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Council on Aging, falls are the most common cause of injuries and hospital admissions for seniors. In addition to the financial costs associated with treating fall-related injuries, which….

When is it Time to Think About Hospice Care?

When is it Time to Think About Hospice Care?

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Seeking hospice care for someone can be a difficult and confusing experience. There are many misconceptions about what hospice care is and who is eligible, which can deprive seniors and their families of a valuable resource and line of support….

Following the Mediterranean Diet Can Decrease Risk of Dementia

Following the Mediterranean Diet Can Decrease Risk of Dementia

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The Mediterranean Diet has long been touted for several health benefits, but recent research found following this plan can significantly reduce the risk of dementia. A study recently presented at the Alzheimer’s Association’s International Conference in London found older adults….