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Loneliness Linked to Serious Health Problems and Death Among Elderly | ScienceBlog.com

June 21, 2012

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Aging doesn’t have to mean moving away from  people and places we know.  Keeping patients at home for longer periods while avoiding loneliness is one of our specialties.  Enjoy the article and see our information below it. _____________________________________ Loneliness — the unpleasant feeling of emptiness or desolation — can creep in and cause suffering to […]

A Special Burden for Women – NYTimes.com

June 5, 2012

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Another dispatch from the recent American Geriatrics Society scientific conference in Seattle: Caring for an elderly, ailing spouse is an unimaginably difficult task, especially when the caregivers are elderly themselves. But wives fare worse, physically and emotionally, than husbands, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, have found. Women tend to marry men older than […]

How to Best Help Alzheimer’s Caregivers? Teach Them Mindfulness

May 23, 2012

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For the 15 million in this country who are caring for a loved one with dementia*, this is what life is like — according to the Alzheimer’s Association 2012 Report: 61 percent of dementia caregivers suffer from high emotional stress. 33 percent report symptoms of depression. They experience caregiving strain regarding financial issues (56 percent), […]

Caregiver Humor: Finding Something to Laugh about in Not-So-Funny Situations – San Francisco health and happiness | Examiner.com

May 23, 2012

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by Allen Klein Sometimes a laugh is the only weapon we have. —Roger  Rabbit Several years ago my father-in-law was very ill.  One time, when he came home from the hospital, it was his and my mother-in-law’s wedding anniversary.  I suggested that they invite a few friends over for dinner and I would do the cooking. […]

Caring for the Elderly – Government Sites

May 12, 2012

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A list of Government sites that have information on care for the elderly, if you have additional information please let me know so I can add it. Medicare.gov. An all-purpose site with interactive tools for planning and paying for long-term care and choosing among drug plans. Includes searchable inspection results, good and bad, for the […]

Care for the Caregiver: 12 Tips for Overcoming Loss

May 7, 2012

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Nothing can truly prepare someone for the loss of a loved one. Loss can be especially hard on a caregiver, who invested so much time and energy into caring for that loved one. Caregivers can suffer a great amount of grief and even slip into depression despite having to possibly take care of a loved […]

What questions isn’t your Doctor asking you and why you should care.

May 6, 2012

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Has your doctor reviewed reviewed your prescription medications with you in the past 12 months?  Have you been asked about your mood, if you feel depressed?  Have you been asked if you have experienced a fall? If not, you are not alone and yes, it is a problem – read on. (Reuters) – When older […]