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3 months 2 days

Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias: A guide for people with dementia and those who care for them

It can be terrifying to witness a loved one’s cognitive decline. But for millions of families around the world, that fear becomes reality year after year. Researchers estimate that more than 150 million people around the world could be living with dementia by 2050. While there is currently no known cure for dementia, Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias combines the latest research on preventive methods, current treatment options, and advice for living well with dementia, to help those affected by the disease. 

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It can be terrifying to witness a loved one’s cognitive decline. But for millions of families around the world, that fear becomes reality year after year.

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3 months 2 days

Slowing Down Hospital Discharge Requires Fast Action and Fast Appeals

 

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

 

The older gentleman slept quietly as his daughter sat by his hospital bed. Suddenly, an aide walked in and announced that a move was imminent.

“Your time here is up,” Bonnie Miller Rubin remembers the aide explaining. “He’s going to a nursing home.”

It was 9 p.m., and Rubin’s 91-year-old father had been asleep for several hours. “I said, ‘Are you kidding me?’” Rubin recalled.

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

 

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3 months 2 days

Older Adults and Alcohol: You Can Get Help

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

 

Facts About Aging and Alcohol

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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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3 months 2 days

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer's & Other Dementias: 101 Stories of Caregiving, Coping, and Compassion

 

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia? You are not alone. With 101 encouraging and inspiring stories by others like you, this book is a source of support and encouragement throughout your caregiving journey.

 

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia affect millions of people, and this book is especially for caregivers. This collection, a joint project with the Alzheimer’s Association, is filled with 101 stories of love and lessons from others like you, will support and encourage you as you care for your loved one.

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3 months 2 days

Senior Air Travel: What You Need to Know About the TSA

Posted by Taylor Sisk, Philips Lifeline

Traveling soon? You probably have a lot of questions about how to get through the TSA checkpoint with medical devices, mobility aids, medication and more. The most up-to-date and detailed information is always at www.tsa.gov, but here are some highlights to help you prepare for airport security:

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Posted by Taylor Sisk, Philips Lifeline

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3 months 1 week

Orlando Home Care is the leading provider of 24/7 senior care providing effective care strategies to enhance the lives of seniors. In Orlando, home care can be the perfect alternative to senior nursing homes for those who wish to age gracefully at home.

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Orlando Home Care is the leading provider of 24/7 senior care providing effective care strategies to enhance the lives of seniors.

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3 months 1 week

Drumbeat Builds For A Peace Corps Of Caregivers

By Judith Graham, KHN

 

The Administration for Community Living, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, is taking steps to establish a National Volunteer Care Corps.

If it’s successful, healthy retirees and young adults would take seniors to doctor appointments, shop for groceries, shovel snowy sidewalks, make a bed or mop the floor, or simply visit a few times a week.

Older adults would not only get a hand with household tasks, but also companionship and relief from social isolation. And family caregivers could get a break.

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By Judith Graham, KHN

 

The Administration for Community Living, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, is taking steps to establish a National Volunteer Care Corps.

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3 months 1 week

‘Fear Of Falling’: How Hospitals Do Even More Harm By Keeping Patients In Bed

By (Katherine Streeter for KHN)

This story also ran on The Washington Post. 

 

Dorothy Twigg was living on her own, cooking and walking without help until a dizzy spell landed her in the emergency room. She spent three days confined to a hospital bed, allowed to get up only to use a bedside commode. Twigg, who was in her 80s, was livid about being stuck in a bed with side rails and a motion sensor alarm, according to her cousin and caretaker, Melissa Rowley.

“They’re not letting me get up out of bed,” Twigg protested in phone calls, Rowley recalled.

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By (Katherine Streeter for KHN)

This story also ran on The Washington Post. 

 

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3 months 1 week

How Well Does Your Nursing Home Fight Infections? Look It Up Here!

By Jordan Rau and Elizabeth Lucas, KHN

 

With nursing home residents at particular risk in the coronavirus pandemic, residents and their families and friends can discover which of the nation’s 15,000 facilities have been cited for infection-control violations in recent years through a Kaiser Health News lookup tool published March 12, 2020.

PINPOINTING INFECTION RISK, BY SITE

 

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By Jordan Rau and Elizabeth Lucas, KHN

 

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3 months 1 week

Inspector General Warns Public About New Twist To Social Security Phone Scams

 

Posted on January 9, 2020 by Tracy Lynge, Communications Director for the Office of the Inspector General

 

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Posted on January 9, 2020 by Tracy Lynge, Communications Director for the Office of the Inspector General

 

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3 months 1 week

How Medicare's Nursing Home Compare Can Help You When Searching For A Nursing Home

3 months 1 week

More Older Americans Are Dying From An "Epidemic Of Falling"

 

seniorhelpdesk.com healthcare blog credited to Raquel Rutledge , Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

 

Elderly people seldom want to talk about it.

It’s scary, and if it’s happened to them and they’ve survived, they’re often embarrassed.  And worried. One time too many and — whoosh — it’s off to a nursing home.

But it’s happening more and more: People 65 and older are falling and an increasing number are dying as a result. Nationally, the rate of death after a fall jumped more than 35% between 2005 and 2014.

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seniorhelpdesk.com healthcare blog credited to Raquel Rutledge , Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

 

Elderly people seldom want to talk about it.

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3 months 1 week

Romance Scams: Online Imposters Break Hearts and Bank Accounts, Often Targeting Older Adults

Seniorhelpdesk.com Blog Credited U.S. Department of Justice/FBI

They met online. He said he was a friend of a friend. The woman, in her 50s and struggling in her marriage, was happy to find someone to chat with. “He was saying all the right things,” she remembered. “He was interested in me. He was interested in getting to know me better. He was very positive, and I felt like there was a real connection there.”

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Seniorhelpdesk.com Blog Credited U.S. Department of Justice/FBI

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3 months 1 week

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR)

About the ADEAR Center:

The U.S. Congress created the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center in 1990 to "compile, archive, and disseminate information concerning Alzheimer's disease" for health professionals, people with AD and their families, and the public. Reflecting its expanding focus on related dementias, the ADEAR Center updated our name to “Alzheimer's and related Dementias Education and Referral Center” (still known as ADEAR) in 2016.

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3 months 1 week

Dementia Friends USA is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia

Dementia Friends USA is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia

 

Dementia Friends USA is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia.  We are the U.S. licensee of the international Dementia Friends program, a global movement, developed by the Alzheimer's Society in the United Kingdom, that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. 

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Dementia Friends USA is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia

 

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3 months 1 week

Exploring therapeutic applications of connected on-body devices October 25-26, 2021 Boston, MA

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SMi Group Proudly Presents...

Medical Wearables for Biosensors USA Conference 2021

Conference: 25 - 26 October 2021

Venue: Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, USA

Virtual Attendance Option Available

 

Register your place via: www.biosensors-medical-wear.com/eventbrite

 

Exploring therapeutic applications of connected on-body devices

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About this event

SMi Group Proudly Presents...

Medical Wearables for Biosensors USA Conference 2021

Conference: 25 - 26 October 2021

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