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An Elder Resource for Caregivers

One of my clients recommended a web resource recently, and I am so impressed by it that I am passing it on to you.  So often in the process of caring for an elder or other person with special needs we come up against medical language that can be difficult for someone who is not a trained professional to grasp.  We can always look up a word in the dictionary, for sure, but the specific way words are used when speaking of geriatric and related issues can be rather esoteric.  So, when I can across the glossary of terms offered at the Silverado web site, I just had to pass it along.  Please check out: Silverado Glossary.  You will get a quick grasp of the differences between amyloid and aneurysm or between dementia and delirium.  It also offers really helpful suggestions on the early warning signs of Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s and more.

The same site also is a wonderful compilation of other web resources that can be very helpful for the caregiver trying to navigate a new medical condition or other complication for which a little support or explanation would be greatly appreciated.  They have another window on their site that offers at least a couple dozen resources that may be just what you need.  Please check out: Silverado Web Resources.  It has everything from links to Alzheimer’s support groups to veteran’s health benefits and more.

If you find resources like these, please do not hesitate to pass them on to me, and I will share them on the blog site.  Also, do not hesitate to send me your questions, and I will do my best to answer them.

Charlotte Bishop is a Geriatric Care Manager and founder of Creative Case Management, certified professionals who are geriatric advocates, resources, counselors and friends to older adults and their families throughout metropolitan Chicago. Please email your questions to Charlotte Bishop.

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