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CARING FOR AN ELDERLY LOVED ONE RECOVERING FROM PNEUMONIA

Pneumonia is a dangerous illness that can have serious health consequences. This is especially true in the elderly. In fact, seniors are not only more prone to come down with pneumonia, they also are at a greater risk of dying from it. Click here to read more details on this topic.

 
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ADVANCE DIRECTIVES ENSURE ELDERLY PARENTS GET THE MEDICAL CARE THEY WANT

Living wills and advance directives are legal instructions that allow an aging loved one to make decisions for themselves, even when they are unable to voice those decisions. They also can prevent unnecessary suffering and relieve caregivers of decision-making burdens during moments of crisis or grief. Click here to read more details on this topic.

 
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WHY AN ADVANCED DIRECTIVE IS SO IMPORTANT FOR AGING PARENTS

Let’s face it, death isn’t something anyone wants to think about, let alone talk about. However, if you have an aging parent, it must be addressed. This is especially true if you want to make sure that you honor your parent’s final wishes. While this can be an awkward topic, it also can be a great opportunity to let your parent know how much you care. Read more to know why an advanced directive is so important for aging parents.

 
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TALKING TO A PARENT ABOUT AN ADVANCE DIRECTIVE

No one wants to think about a parent dying. Unfortunately, it is not something we can avoid forever. We also must face the possibility that at some point, an elderly loved one may no longer be able to make decisions for themselves. This is why an advance directive is so important. Click here to read more on talking to a parent about an advance directive.

 
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DEPRESSION IN ELDERLY OFTEN DIFFICULT TO RECOGNIZE

Most of us are getting back to our regular routines after a busy holiday season. Thankfully, children, careers and hobbies ensure that the transition from holidays to post-holiday living is an easy one. Read more to know depression in elderly often difficult to recognize.

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HOW TO SPOT THE HOLIDAY (AND POST-HOLIDAY) BLUES IN AN ELDERLY PARENT

Seniors are not immune to the holiday blues. Even more troubling is the fact that many times the elderly refuse to talk about their feelings.They also may attribute their feelings of sadness to a side effect of aging. This is concerning since depression is a major predictor of suicide in seniors and seniors comprise about 20 percent of the nation’s total number of deaths by suicide. Read more to know how to spot the holiday (and post-holiday) blues in an elderly parent.

 
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Helping Seniors Avoid the Post-Holiday Blues

Most of us have heard of the holiday blues. The feeling of depression, loneliness and sadness around the holidays is a very real thing and is often a reaction to the demands and stress of the season. Read more to know about helping seniors avoid the post-holiday blues.

 
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Making Home a Safe Place for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

When a parent is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, many adult children assume that their loved one cannot remain at home. The truth is, depending on how far the disease has progressed, many Alzheimer’s patients can remain at home for years. Click here to read more details on this topic.

 
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My Parent with Alzheimer’s Wants to Live at Home. Now What?

If your parent is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, you are likely to believe he or she can no longer live at home. The truth is, people with Alzheimer’s can, and do, live at home. Early stage Alzheimer’s is often mild and can last for years so it’s important not to make any hasty decisions and remember that every individual and situation is unique. Click here to read more details on this topic.

 
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CAN MY PARENT WITH ALZHEIMER’S REMAIN AT HOME?

Since 1983, November has been recognized as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. In the past 35 years, the number of individuals diagnosed with the disease has increased from less than 2 million to more than 5 million. Click here to read more details on this topic.

 
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FORGET MILLENNIALS, APPLE BELIEVES SENIORS CAN BENEFIT MOST FROM NEW APPLE WATCH

The health features of the latest version of the Apple Watch are specifically targeted to seniors. This wearable device can monitor heart-related conditions, has technology to run an electrocardiogram and is able to detect falls and call for help if necessary. Read more to know about forget millennials, apple believes seniors can benefit most from new apple watch

 
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WEARABLE DEVICES HELP COMBAT MANY OF THE CHALLENGES SENIORS AND THEIR CAREGIVERS FACE

Today’s wearable devices do much more than track fitness goals. These devices are able to monitor chronic health conditions and track things like heart rate, blood sugar levels and blood pressure.For this reason, wearables are helping to combat a wide range of challenges seniors and their caregivers face. Read more to know about the wearable devices help combat many of the challenges seniors and their caregivers face.

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HOW (AND WHY) TO GET YOUR ELDERLY PARENT TO WEAR A HEALTH MONITORING DEVICE

The wearable device market is booming. In 2017, more than 125 million wearable devices were sold and that number is projected to double by 2021. Read more to know how (and why) to get your elderly parent to wear a health monitoring device

 
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HIGH RATE OF HOSPITAL READMISSIONS AMONG THE ELDERLY

Experts in the medical field believe that hospital readmissions among seniors is on the rise because of what they call “post-hospital syndrome.” This syndrome was coined by medical researchers who believe seniors are left in a disoriented and weakened state after a hospital stay. Read more to know about high rate of hospital readmissions among the elderly.

 
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HOW TO MAKE SURE AN ELDERLY PARENT’S DISCHARGE FROM THE HOSPITAL GOES SMOOTHLY

When it comes time for a parent to be discharged from the hospital or rehabilitation center, it
helps to know what to expect. When you are well-prepared, you are less likely to be blindsided
by the unexpected. You also reduce the chance of readmissions. Read more to know how to make sure an elderly parent''s discharge from the hospital goes smoothly.

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