Senior Help Desk Community Timeline

17 hours 47 min

Help with Alzheimer's Caregiving!

Senior Help Desk healthcare blog credited to The National Institute on Aging, part of NIH   www.nia.nih.gov

Some caregivers need help when the person is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Other caregivers look for help when the person is in the later stages of Alzheimer’s. It's okay to seek help whenever you need it.

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Senior Help Desk healthcare blog credited to The National Institute on Aging, part of NIH   www.nia.nih.gov

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19 hours 23 min

Coming Full Circle, Doulas Cradle The Dying

Article by Bruce Horovitz and Kaiser Health News

Cover photo: Bob and Ellen Gutenstein celebrate Ellen's birthday three months before her death. (Courtesy of the Gutenstein family)

 

As Ellen Gutenstein lay in her bed at home, dying from lung cancer that had metastasized in her brain, a heart-wrenching Mother’s Day card arrived from her granddaughter. Neither Ellen’s daughter — nor her husband — felt they could read it to her without breaking down.

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Article by Bruce Horovitz and Kaiser Health News

Cover photo: Bob and Ellen Gutenstein celebrate Ellen's birthday three months before her death. (Courtesy of the Gutenstein family)

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1 day 16 hours

How To Fight For Yourself At The Hospital — And Avoid Readmission

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org  ​

 

Everything initially went well with Barbara Charnes’ surgery to fix a troublesome ankle. But after leaving the hospital, the 83-year-old soon found herself in a bad way.

Dazed by a bad response to anesthesia, the Denver resident stopped eating and drinking. Within days, she was dangerously weak, almost entirely immobile and alarmingly apathetic.

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Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org  ​

 

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1 day 17 hours

For Seniors, Teeth Need Care — But Insurance Coverage Is Rare

Article by Michelle Andrews and Kaiser Health News

Cover photo: Ada Anderson helps her mother, Violeta Anderson, brush her teeth before her dentist appointment in November 2015. (Photo by Heidi de Marco/KHN).

 

Aging can take a toll on teeth, and for many seniors paying for dental services is a serious concern because they can’t rely on their Medicare coverage.

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1 day 18 hours

Day-Tripping To The Dispensary: Seniors In Pain Hop Aboard The Canna-Bus

By Stephanie O'Neill and Kaiser Health News

Cover photo: Megan Baker (left) of Papa & Barkley Co., a cannabis company based in Eureka, Calif., shows Shirley Avedon different products intended to help with pain relief. (Stephanie O’Neill for KHN)

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

 

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2 days 8 hours

You Are Invited - Free 4 Part Series

 

THE CAREGIVER CIRCLE - GREENWICH

 

Founded by the Greenwich Commission on Aging, River House, Junior League of Greenwich and the American Red Cross, the Caregiver  Circle is a free four part series designed for non-professional caregivers in the community. 

 

Four sessions are held in the Fall and the Spring of each year at the Greenwich Main Library from 6 – 7:30 p.m. (2nd floor Meeting Room). 

 

 

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THE CAREGIVER CIRCLE - GREENWICH

 

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2 days 15 hours

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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2 days 15 hours

By Law, Hospitals Now Must Tell Medicare Patients When Care Is ‘Observation’ Only

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog  By Susan Jaffe  and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org Cover

Under a new federal law, hospitals across the country must now alert Medicare patients when they are getting observation care and why they were not admitted — even if they stay in the hospital a few nights. For years, seniors often found out only when they got surprise bills for the services Medicare doesn’t cover for observation patients, including some drugs and expensive nursing home care.

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2 days 15 hours

Staying Out Of The Closet In Old Age

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Anna Gorman and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org

Cover photo:Partners Edwin Fisher, 86, and Patrick Mizelle, 64, moved to Rose Villa in Portland, Oregon, from Georgia about three years ago. Fisher and Mizelle worried residents of senior living communities in Georgia wouldn’t accept their gay lifestyle. (Anna Gorman/KHN)

 

Patrick Mizelle and Edwin Fisher, who have been together for 37 years, were planning to grow old in their home state of Georgia.

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Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Anna Gorman and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org

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2 days 15 hours

Like Hunger Or Thirst, Loneliness In Seniors Can Be Eased

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org  

 

It’s widely believed that older age is darkened by persistent loneliness. But a considerable body of research confirms this isn’t the case.

In fact, loneliness is the exception rather than the rule in later life. And when it occurs, it can be alleviated: It’s a mutable psychological state.

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Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org  

 

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2 days 15 hours

End-of-Life Care for People with Dementia

Senior Help Desk healthcare Blog By National Institutes of Health . Nation Institute of Aging

 

As they reach the end of life, people suffering from dementia can present special challenges for caregivers. People can live with diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s dementia for years, so it can be hard to think of these as terminal diseases. But, they do cause death

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Senior Help Desk healthcare Blog By National Institutes of Health . Nation Institute of Aging

 

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2 days 22 hours

Volunteers Help Ombudsmen Give Nursing Home Residents ‘A Voice’ In Their Care

Seniorhelpdesk.com blog by Susan Jaffe and Kaiser Health News​

 

Since retiring four years ago, Barbara Corprew has visited Paris, traveled to a North Carolina film festival and taken Pilates classes, focusing on — as she puts it — just “doing things for me.” Now the former Justice Department lawyer, who worked on white-collar crime cases, is devoting time to something completely different: She visits nursing homes every week.

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2 days 22 hours

New Medicare Advantage Tool To Lower Drug Prices Puts Crimp In Patients’ Choices

Seniorhelpdesk.com blog by Susan Jaffe and Kaiser Health News​

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

Starting next year, Medicare Advantage plans will be able to add restrictions on expensive, injectable drugs administered by doctors to treat cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, macular degeneration and other serious diseases.

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Seniorhelpdesk.com blog by Susan Jaffe and Kaiser Health News​

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4 days 21 hours

2018 Orange Senior Health & Safety Fair on Friday, September 21, 2018, 9:30 AM to 12:00 pm. Located at The High Plains Community Center Gym, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT 06477

2018 Orange Senior Health & Safety Fair on Friday, September 21, 2018, 9:30 AM to 12:00 pm. Located at The High Plains Community Center Gym, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT 06477.   

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2018 Orange Senior Health & Safety Fair on Friday, September 21, 2018, 9:30 AM to 12:00 pm. Located at The High Plains Community Center Gym, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT 06477.

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4 days 21 hours

2019 Harvard/Glenn Symposium on Aging will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019. Save the Date!

2019 Harvard/Glenn Symposium on Aging will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019. Save the Date!

Each year, the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging hosts the Harvard Symposium on Aging with a mission to educate the wider research community about advancements in this fast-paced field and to stimulate collaborative research in this area. We have been fortunate to have many of the leaders in the aging field speak at the symposia. 

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2019 Harvard/Glenn Symposium on Aging will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019. Save the Date!

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4 days 21 hours

Learning To Advance The Positives Of Aging

Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News​

 

What can be done about negative stereotypes that portray older adults as out-of-touch, useless, feeble, incompetent, pitiful and irrelevant?

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Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News​

 

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