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  • Safer Senior Living – The Kitchen

    In my last posting I spoke to ways to improve the safety and accessibility of the bath for seniors who choose to age in place at home.  Some of the same preventive measures can apply to the kitchen, but...

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  • Safer Senior Living – The Bath

    I promised in my last posting to talk more specifically about what can be made safe for seniors who wish to age in place – room by room.  I am going to start with the room in the home...

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  • Alzheimer’s from the Inside Out

    As a geriatric care manager, we have knowledge of Alzheimer’s Disease and its progression, less about its causes and its treatment, but we cannot know Alzheimer’s like a patient with the condition can.  I recently was introduced to the writings...

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  • Senior Moving Not Like Packing for College

    Deciding on whether to move and then deciding which senior residential option is best can be stressful for a senior and a caregiver, and then comes the move.  It is not as easy as packing a son or daughter...

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  • Elder Exercise Gets Easier and Easier

    We all know that an object at rest tends to stay at rest, and that is as true of older adults as it is younger ones if you look at the frightening statistics on the obesity epidemic in America. ...

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  • Alzheimer’s Link to Mothers

    Scientists have long known that Alzheimer’s Disease has a hereditary component, but new research suggests the predisposition is more often passed on from the maternal side than from the dad who has had Alzheimer’s.  This, according to research reported...

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  • Too Many Pills for Elders?

    As a geriatric care manager, I often find clients who are on the right medications, but they are overwhelmed by the numbers and schedules of their meds.  Older adults consume an average of four or five prescription medications a...

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  • The Community in Senior Residential Living

    I was just reminded of a very important aspect of senior residential options that can get overlooked in conversations between caregivers and the elders with whom they discuss their residential options.  As a geriatric care manager, I often am...

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