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Senior Helpers of Upper Fairfield - Senior Gems Alzheimer's and Dementia care

Senior Gems Helps Caregivers Assess and Provide Care for Seniors with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

The Senior Gems® created by Senior Helpers®, is based on the Gems™, techniques, strategies, and overall approach to care which was created and developed by Teepa Snow, Positive Approach, LLC.

The program is designed to help family caregivers better identify the characteristics of aging, from normal aging through the early and late-stage dementia with which many seniors are now facing.

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Senior Gems Helps Caregivers Assess and Provide Care for Seniors with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

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7 hours 7 min

Understanding Medicare Benefits/Boot Camp: Please join the Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut on August 16, 2017 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm Located at 1 Long Wharf Drive New Haven, CT 06511

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10 hours 40 min

Bridges by EPOCH at Trumbull will host its monthly caregiver support group on Wednesday, July 26 at 12 p.m. Join us to share your caregiving story while also hearing the stories of others facing similar experiences. You are welcome to bring your loved one to enjoy a delicious meal with our residents while you attend the support group. For more information or to RSVP, call 203-397-6800. Bridges by EPOCH at Trumbull, located at 2415 Reservoir Avenue Trumbull, CT

10 hours 45 min

For Seniors, Medicare's Obesity-Counseling Benefit Goes Largely Unused

 Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog By Phil Galewitz and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org

 

 The Obama administration offered hope to millions of overweight seniors when it announced Medicare would offer free weight-loss counseling.

Officials estimated that about 30 percent of seniors are obese and therefore eligible for counseling services, which studies have shown improve the odds of significant weight loss.

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 Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog By Phil Galewitz and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org

 

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11 hours 11 min

In Sunlit Paradise, Seniors Go Hungry

 Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Sarah Varney and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org

Cover photo: Harry Knight was a jeweler and the main breadwinner of the family before he and his wife Sarah followed their daughter to Naples from New Jersey. (Photo: Ariel Min/PBS NewsHour)

 

NAPLES, Fla.— It wasn’t until the Maffuccis found themselves living on cups of coffee, and coffee alone, that they finally called a food pantry for help.

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 Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Sarah Varney and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org

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11 hours 15 min

Calming Dementia Patients Without Powerful Drugs

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Rachel Dornhelm, KQED and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org

Cover photo: Diane Schoenfeld, left, shows a family photo to her 97-year-old aunt, Lillie Manger. (Photo by Rachel Dornhelm/KQED)

 

Diane Schoenfeld comes every Friday to the Chaparral House nursing home in Berkeley, Calif. to spend time with her aunt, Lillie Manger.

“Hi Aunt Lill!” she says, squatting down next to her aunt’s wheelchair, meeting her at eye level.

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Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Rachel Dornhelm, KQED and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org

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11 hours 28 min

Advocate For Alzheimer’s Research Says Aging Baby Boomers Face Big Threat From Disease

  Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog By Lisa Gillespie and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org

As the baby boomers age, the increasing number of patients with Alzheimer’s disease will take a serious toll on caregivers and families, and the costs associated with that care are expected to weigh heavily on the nation’s health care system. A new study projects that the disease will be responsible for 25 percent of all Medicare spending by 2040.

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  Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog By Lisa Gillespie and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org

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11 hours 44 min

Comfort Keepers of Shelton, CT ~ The Importance of Hydration For Seniors: What Home Health Providers Should Know

Seniorhelpdesk.com healthcare blog by Comfort Keepers of Shelton, CT

Home health professionals can help monitor and maintain proper hydration

A number of age-related problems and issues make proper hydration habits and routines crucial to quality senior home health. As a general rule, as we age, our bodies will be made up of increasingly fewer amounts of water.

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Seniorhelpdesk.com healthcare blog by Comfort Keepers of Shelton, CT

Home health professionals can help monitor and maintain proper hydration

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1 day 4 hours

Helping individuals in their retirement and long term care planning. Providing comprehensive information, expert advice and product solutions, FPS Insurance equips families with the necessary insight to make better decisions for their future.

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Helping individuals in their retirement and long term care planning.

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1 day 9 hours

Jump-Starting Hard Conversations As The End Nears

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Kellen Browning and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org

 

Frederick Bannon Jr. was by his mother’s side in intensive care as she fought a rare form of muscle cancer in late 2014. She was heavily sedated, but he felt confident making medical decisions for her, thanks to his family’s advance care planning.

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Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Kellen Browning and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org

 

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1 day 9 hours

Price Transparency In Medicine Faces Stiff Opposition — From Hospitals And Doctors

 Rachel Bluth  Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by  Rachel Bluth and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two years after it passed unanimously in Ohio’s state Legislature, a law meant to inform patients what health care procedures will cost is in a state of suspended animation.

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 Rachel Bluth  Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by  Rachel Bluth and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org

 

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1 day 9 hours
1 day 9 hours

Please Join Maplewood at Orange, CT on Wednesday July 26, 2017 from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm for our weekly summer networking "Happy Hour for Professionals!" Enjoy farm-fresh appetizers, local beers and wines. Special door prize each week! Rain or Shine.

1 day 21 hours

Some Dementia Can Be Treated, But My Mother Waited 10 Years For A Diagnosis

 Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Roni Caryn Rabin and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org

 

When my mother, Pauline, was 70, she lost her sense of balance. She started walking with an odd shuffling gait, taking short steps and barely lifting her feet off the ground. She often took my hand, holding it and squeezing my fingers.

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 Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Roni Caryn Rabin and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org

 

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1 day 21 hours

Awake, And Safe, All Night Despite Dementia

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Rachel Gotbaum and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org

 

In her Manhattan apartment, Josephina Deltejo is trying to coax her 84-year-old mother Brunhilda Ortiz to get ready to leave the house. As she does most nights, Deltejo makes up a story to get her mother, who has dementia, to cooperate.

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Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Rachel Gotbaum and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org

 

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2 days 3 hours
By: FPS

FPS helps you make better choices in your retirement and long term care planning.

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FPS helps you make better choices in your retirement and long term care planning.

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