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2 days 13 hours

Barbara Bush’s End-Of-Life Decision Stirs Debate Over ‘Comfort Care’

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Melissa Bailey & JoNel Aleccia and Kaiser Health News 

This story also ran on USA Today. This story can be republished for free.  Details link: http://khn.org/syndication/

 

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Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Melissa Bailey & JoNel Aleccia and Kaiser Health News 

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2 days 13 hours

‘Scary’ Lung Disease Now Afflicts More Women Than Men In U.S.

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Anna Gorman and Kaiser Health News 

Cover Photo: Inez Shakman lives in Ventura, Calif., and was recently diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. She walks her dog, Joy, when she can but gets winded easily. (Anna Gorman/California Healthline)

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Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Anna Gorman and Kaiser Health News 

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4 days 14 hours

April 16, is National Healthcare Decisions Day: Make Your Advance Healthcare Decisions and Let Your Wishes Be Known!

April 16, is National Healthcare Decisions Day: Make Your Advance Healthcare decisions and Let Your Wishes Be Known!

National Healthcare Decisions Day educates and empowers the public and healthcare providers to take part in important advance care planning.

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April 16, is National Healthcare Decisions Day: Make Your Advance Healthcare decisions and Let Your Wishes Be Known!

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4 days 14 hours

Shoreline Area Senior Network, SASN April 2018 meeting on Wednesday April 25, 2018 from 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM. Location/Host: Cedar Woods Senior Living 80 Cedar Street Branford, CT 06405

Shoreline Area Senior Network, SASN April 2018 meeting on Wednesday April 25, 2018 from 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM. Location/Host: Cedar Woods Senior Living
80 Cedar Street Branford, CT  06405 

You must RSVP so we can be sure to have enough breakfast items and seating.  Please respond by clicking the RSVP link below by no later than Monday, April 23, 2018.

RSVP Link:  SASN-RSVP@comcast.net

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Shoreline Area Senior Network, SASN April 2018 meeting on Wednesday April 25, 2018 from 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM. Location/Host: Cedar Woods Senior Living

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4 days 14 hours

2018 LeadingAge Connecticut Annual Expo on May 8, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Location: Aqua Turf Club 556 Mulberry Street Plantsville, CT

 

 

2018 LeadingAge Connecticut Annual EXPO on May 8, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Location: Aqua Turf Club  556 Mulberry Street  Plantsville, CT 

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2018 LeadingAge Connecticut Annual EXPO on May 8, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Location: Aqua Turf Club  556 Mulberry Street  Plantsville, CT 

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4 days 14 hours

Navigating Your Healthcare Wishes Workshop: Hosted by Lord Chamberlain Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. Located at Lord Chamberlain Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 7003 Main Street Stratford, CT.

Navigating Your Healthcare Wishes Workshop: Presented by Lord Chamberlain Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. Located at Lord Chamberlain Nursing and Rehabilitation Center  7003 Main Street  Stratford, CT.  The talk is free and open to the public. To reserve a seat, call 203-375-5894, ext. 168.  A light lunch will be served.

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Navigating Your Healthcare Wishes Workshop: Presented by Lord Chamberlain Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm.

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5 days 14 hours

2018 The Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter's 21st Annual Dementia Education Conference On Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center in Uncasville, CT​

 

2018 ~ The Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter's  21st Annual Dementia Education Conference On Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center in Uncasville, CT

Conference time: 8:30

For more information visit: https://www.alz.org/ct/

2018 Keynote Speaker: KENNETH J. DOKA, PhD

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6 days 6 hours

Drumming with Seniors Video Clip | Respectful Beats™

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6 days 6 hours

7 Reasons Why Senior Living Facilities Should Incorporate Drumming As An Activity

Drumming is more than just music — it’s an engaging activity that is proven to reduce stress, alleviate pain and help keep you mentally active and healthy. Research suggests that drumming is particularly beneficial to seniors for these reasons and can even benefit symptoms of some mentally degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s.

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Drumming is more than just music — it’s an engaging activity that is proven to reduce stress, alleviate pain and help keep you mentally active and healthy.

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6 days 8 hours

Advance Care Planning Workshop: Honoring Healthcare Choices. Sponsored by Griffin Hospital. On Tuesday April 17, 2018 starting at 6:30 pm. Location: Griffin Hospital, 130 Division Street Derby, CT

Griffin Hospital, 130 Division Street  Derby, CT will offer a free talk on how to plan for future healthcare and medical decisions on Tues., April 17, 2018 starting at 6:30 p.m.

Griffin Hospital Advance Care Planning Coordinator Lynn Aiksnoras will present, “Advance Care Planning: Honoring Healthcare Choices,” an open discussion on the three stages of Advance Care Planning (ACP) in which individuals discuss and decide their future healthcare wishes in the event that they are unable to speak for themselves.

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Griffin Hospital, 130 Division Street  Derby, CT will offer a free talk on how to plan for future healthcare and medical decisions on Tues., April 17, 2018 starting at 6:30 p.m.

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6 days 9 hours

BILL OF THE MONTH: A Tale Of Two CT Scanners — One Richer, One Poorer

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog Credited to Alison Kodjak, NPR News and Kaiser Health News 

Benjamin Hynden, a financial adviser in Fort Myers, Fla., hadn’t been feeling well for a few weeks last fall. He’d had pain and discomfort in his abdomen.

In October, he finally made an appointment to see his doctor about it. “It wasn’t severe,” he said. “It was just kind of bothersome. It just kind of annoyed me during the day.”

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Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog Credited to Alison Kodjak, NPR News and Kaiser Health News 

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1 week 1 day

What We Know And Don’t Know About Memory Loss After Surgery

Two years ago, Dr. Daniel Cole’s 85-year-old father had heart bypass surgery. He hasn’t been quite the same since.

“He forgets things and will ask you the same thing several times,” said Cole, a professor of clinical anesthesiology at UCLA and a past president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

“He never got back to his cognitive baseline,” Cole continued, noting that his father was sharp as a tack before the operation. “He’s more like 80 percent.”

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Two years ago, Dr. Daniel Cole’s 85-year-old father had heart bypass surgery. He hasn’t been quite the same since.

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1 week 2 days

"Yes, and ?" A Caregiver Workshop · Hosted by Lifestyle Transitions Memory Care at Wesley Heights on April 29, 2018 from 1 PM - 3 PM. Located at Wesley Heights 580 Long Hill Avenue Shelton, Connecticut 06484

"Yes, and ?" A Caregiver Workshop · Hosted by Lifestyle Transitions Memory Care at Wesley Heights on Sunday April 29, 2018 from 1 PM - 3 PM. Located at Wesley Heights 580 Long Hill Avenue Shelton, Connecticut 06484

Learn how to engage spontaneously while caring for your loved one with Alzheimer’s or Dementia.

In improv, they say "Yes, and..?” to their scene partner. In memory care, we can learn to do the same. This workshop will provide you with an overview of concepts that can help you meet them in their reality.

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"Yes, and ?" A Caregiver Workshop · Hosted by Lifestyle Transitions Memory Care at Wesley Heights on Sunday April 29, 2018 from 1 PM - 3 PM.

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1 week 2 days

Can You Hear Me Now? Senate Bill On Hearing Aids May Make The Answer ‘Yes’

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Michelle Andrews and Kaiser Health News 

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free.  http://khn.org/syndication/

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Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Michelle Andrews and Kaiser Health News 

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1 week 2 days

Is There Such A Thing As Normal Aging?

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog Credited to Bruce Horovitz and Kaiser Health News 

 Cover photo: Caroline Mayer, with her husband, Ed, visits the Cape Cod Canal earlier this year. (Courtesy of Caroline Mayer)

This story also ran on USA Today. This story can be republished for free. Details link: http://khn.org/syndication/

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Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog Credited to Bruce Horovitz and Kaiser Health News 

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1 week 3 days

Estate Planning and Elder Law Seminar, May 15, 2018--presented by Estate Planning/Elder Law Attorney Denise A. Mortati

A free and informative presentation and discussion by Attorney Denise A. Mortati, estate planning and elder law attorney.

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A free and informative presentation and discussion by Attorney Denise A. Mortati, estate planning and elder law attorney.

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