Understanding Dementia: Separating Fact from Fiction

Being diagnosed with dementia is one of those situations we pray we never encounter. The ramifications of dementia on the person afflicted and their family can be severe. Loved ones often feel helpless as they’re forced to watch someone they love change as the different stages of dementia take their toll. This is the reason […]

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Music’s Power to Unlock Memories

The healing power of music is something we have all heard discussed or experienced. Music can lift our spirits, wring emotions from our hearts, and touch us deeply and fundamentally in a way that transcends the physical world. This phenomenon isn’t new. People have always known that music can affect our state of mind. Shamans […]

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A Dog’s Life: How One Doctor Learned More About Elderly Care

Dealing with dementia can be challenging, but what can be even more difficult, and frustrating, is the way that society deals with the elderly as they begin to develop dementia. Similarly, it’s difficult for health care providers to care for the elderly exhibiting dementia, especially when society tends to oversimplify the situation. This frustration, coupled […]

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How the Sense of Touch Can Affect Health and Wellness in Seniors

Humans are social beings. We need to communicate, talk, listen, touch, and be touched by others.These are basic human needs that are essential for us all, regardless of age, sex, and state of mind. Caring for people means touching them, not only emotionally, but physically as well. This is a basic premise that we all […]

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Summertime Safety for Seniors

The heat of summer can be grueling for even the most fit and active people. For seniors, there are real dangers that ought to be taken seriously, particularly during the hottest times of year. This is especially applicable when considering having your senior loved ones accompany friends and family on outings, potentially away from the […]

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How to Help a Parent Who Refuses Care

Understandably, as we move through our twilight years, many people have a difficult time accepting that they need help. This is particularly true with the current generation of seniors we’re caring for. Many have been through very difficult times, some traumatic world events, and consider themselves tough, hearty, and self-sufficient. They also consider it a […]

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Helping Seniors Cope with Trauma

Trauma is part of life. No person is immune from it, and we must all learn to cope with the stresses of life. While some people face mountains of trauma throughout their lives, others are a bit luckier. However, most of us will deal with the loss of a loved one much more frequently as […]

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Highly Effective Medicare Replacement Card Scam

For obvious reasons, having one’s Social Security Number displayed on the front of a Medicare card carries enormous risks. This is precisely why Medicare has decided to eliminate this practice and replace beneficiary’s existing cards which currently display beneficiaries SSN’s with new cards showing only unique 11-digit numbers. These numbers are randomly applied, and therefore far […]

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