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Family Caregiver Conference: A Loving Approach to Dementia Care

April 19, 2013

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Join BrightStar of Downtown Houston, Sheltering Arms Senior Services and the Alzheimer’s Association for “A Loving Approach To Dementia Care.”  Laura Wayman, Nationally known speaker, trainer and author Laura Wayman will be presenting. In this special Family Caregiver Conference, learn how you can: Become a better, more nurturing caregiver Make meaningful connections with the dementia […]

With more of us taking care of someone we love we need to know how to survive as a caregiver. | downtown-houston

March 4, 2013

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With more of us are taking care of someone we love we need to know how to survive as a caregiver. This is a follow up to my blog, “Giving myself and other boomers a kick in the pants”, where we discussed the worsening health of baby boomers.  Let’s look at the facts; the numbers […]

New Push For Early Testing, Treatment For Dementia – WSJ.com

February 28, 2013

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A new push is under way to improve screening and follow-up care for patients with dementia, the devastating loss of brain function that impairs memory, thinking, language, judgment and behavior. With no cure and little in the way of treatment, experts have long debated the value of screening for the condition. But newer research suggests […]

The older we get the more we need to fight for good health care

February 25, 2013

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As we get older assuming we will get good health care is not a good idea.  The older we get the more we need to fight for good health care for ourselves and our elderly family members. For some questions there is no right answer. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Why do […]

Baby Boomers are Big – in more ways than one.

February 22, 2013

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One of the challenges for health care providers these days is helping patients to help themselves. The success or failure of the transformation currently under way in our field hinges to a large degree on empowering individuals to take more responsibility for their health and for their health care. A couple of studies have come out […]

Keeping seniors at home and safe requires some thought

February 18, 2013

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Wouldn’t it be nice if we could push a button and make the home safe for the age of the residents?  Unfortunately, that isn’t possible which means that we need to be proactive. I remember seeing the burned notices on the side of my grandmother’s refrigerator that faced the stove.  She had left something on the […]

My Crisis Action Plan

February 15, 2013

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This is not the time to realize you forgot something. Planing ahead makes sense. The moment a crisis strikes stress levels rise and our minds start functioning in ways that don’t always allow for the best decisions to be made.  Police and military practice and drill because when they get into high stress situations they […]