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  • Additional Income for Seniors Seeking Senior Living: How to determine a senior’s eligibility for Aid & Attendance benefits in just five minutes.

    Additional Income for Seniors Seeking Senior Living: How to determine a senior’s eligibility for Aid & Attendance benefits in just five minutes.

    Emily Schwarz, President, AidandAttendance.com Are you a wartime veteran, or the surviving spouse of one, and considering a move to a senior living community? Do you require assistance, support, or care from another person on a regular basis? Or are you a caregiver trying to find a financial solution to help pay for your loved […]

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  • Discharging Seniors from In-Patient Care – What’s Next?

    Discharging Seniors from In-Patient Care – What’s Next?

    First, do no harm – the Hippocratic Oath that all health care providers take upon their graduation from medical school, promising to always put their patient’s well-being above their own. When health care providers are making even the toughest of choices when it comes to their patient’s care, they are always striving to do what […]

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  • Everyday Tips for Memory Loss

    Everyday Tips for Memory Loss

    By Nyaka Mwanza Forgetfulness and difficulty concentrating are common and often accepted parts of getting older, and not necessarily a sign that something serious is wrong. Sometimes, though, forgetfulness and memory issues can be a sign of a bigger health problem, such as lesions in the brain. Brain lesions are a type of damage due […]

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  • Identifying Delirium vs Dementia and Choosing Appropriate Interventions

    Identifying Delirium vs Dementia and Choosing Appropriate Interventions

    by Amanda Barbera, BSN, RN, CSA Whenever a senior is not thinking clearly, is forgetful or acting out of character, friends, family and caregivers generally assume that the senior may have dementia. Though these symptoms are all common signs of dementia, they are also very typical symptoms of delirium.  Dementia and delirium appear very similar, […]

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  • Finding Senior Living for an Adult with a Mental Health Condition

    Finding Senior Living for an Adult with a Mental Health Condition

    by Candy Cohn, CSA® Candy Cohn’s father was in his late 80s when he unintentionally stopped taking his medication for bipolar disorder. During this time, he experienced a significant mental health crisis that resulted in hospitalization and intensive treatment. After this episode, Candy came to the realization that her aging parents needed more support, medication […]

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  • Technology and Seniors

    Technology and Seniors

    by Steven Moses, CSA CDP CPRS More and more seniors are becoming familiar with communication technology, especially over the last year and a half as they have lived through isolation caused by the pandemic.  But while COVID has certainly accelerated older adults’ interest in tech, this trend was already on the rise. In 2000, only […]

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  • Working with a Certified Dementia Practitioner

    Working with a Certified Dementia Practitioner

    by Beth Friesen, RN CCM CSA CDP CADDCT Seniors living with Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia experience a unique aging journey, as memory loss affects every aspect of their day-to-day lives. Certified Dementia Practitioners® (CDPs) are specially trained and equipped with a unique knowledge of the memory loss community, and seniors and their […]

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  • Did you notice something different while visiting your loved ones?

    Did you notice something different while visiting your loved ones?

    Pay attention to these behaviors over the holidays At last, the holiday season is here. After nearly two years of caution, social distancing, and isolation due to the pandemic, many of us will finally have an opportunity for long-awaited in-person visits with parents, grandparents, and other elderly relatives. During the celebrations, family meals and gift […]

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  • Caregiver Burnout During the Holidays

    Caregiver Burnout During the Holidays

    By Brandy Clayton, RN, BSN, OSA Southwest Dallas The holidays are just around the corner, and for many people that means chilly days filled with checking items off of shopping lists, gathering with family and friends for dinner, spending time off of work and participating in lifelong traditions with loved ones. However, for caregivers, the […]

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  • Music to their Years!

    Music to their Years!

    By Brian Hauenstein, OSA Greater Grand Rapids For someone living with dementia, the distant memories are often the most familiar, rather than events that happened earlier that week, or even that day. This reality can make it difficult for friends and family members to connect with their loved ones. However, there is a universal language […]

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