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3 months 1 week

We All Can Benefit from an Advocate!

The Caregiver Resource Center

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3 months 1 week

Alzheimer's Caregiving: You Must Also Care For Yourself!

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

 

Alzheimer's Caregiving: Caring for Yourself

Taking care of yourself—physically and mentally—is one of the most important things you can do as a caregiver. This could mean asking family members and friends to help out, doing things you enjoy, or getting help from a home health care service. Taking these actions can bring you some relief. It also may help keep you from getting ill or depressed.

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

 

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3 months 1 week

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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3 months 1 week

Medical Alert Services Available From Seniorhelpdesk.com

Senior Help Desk is pleased to provide America’s most trusted medical alert service. For more than 40 years, Lifeline has enabled millions of people to live with greater independence, peace of mind and dignity in the place they feel most comfortable – their own homes.

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Senior Help Desk is pleased to provide America’s most trusted medical alert service.

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3 months 1 week

Problems With Your Hospital Care? Don't Be Afraid To Speak Up!

 

 Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Emily Bazar and Kaiser Health News   http://khn.org 

 

My dad was in excruciating pain over Labor Day weekend, so my mom rushed him to the emergency room of a renowned university hospital.

Doctors determined that he needed surgery that night, and luckily I was able to fly in and see him before he was wheeled away. “Take care of your mom if anything happens to me,” he said as my mom and I wept.

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 Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Emily Bazar and Kaiser Health News   http://khn.org 

 

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3 months 1 week

Long Term Care is a Family Issue

It takes a family working together to choose the most appropriate option for a loved one's senior care -- to make sure all the senior's needs and wishes are addressed.

Why Is It Important?

For starters, seniors are at a vulnerable stage of life. They often face multiple health concerns and loss of physical and cognitive function. More than ever, seniors need the support and love of family members.

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It takes a family working together to choose the most appropriate option for a loved one's senior care -- to make sure all the senior's needs and wishes are addressed.

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3 months 1 week

Heart Health and Nutrition

 By Comfort Keepers of Shelton, CT

You are what you eat!

In fact, 70% of heart disease can be prevented through proper nutrition. Do you know what makes a heart-healthy snack?

Heart Health as We Age

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 By Comfort Keepers of Shelton, CT

You are what you eat!

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3 months 1 week

How To Get Your Social Security Benefit Statement (SSA-1099)

By Darlynda Bogle, Acting Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Social Security Administration

 

Now that it’s tax season, you might be gathering all of your forms and documentation from the previous year. Sometimes getting all that material together — receipts for donations, business expenses, and travel — can be overwhelming. And losing one vital piece can take up time that you might not be able to spare.

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By Darlynda Bogle, Acting Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Social Security Administration

 

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3 months 1 week

Demystifying Dementia

By Linda Ziac

March 14, 2019

The Caregiver Resource Center

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Some loss of mental ability is normal with age; but dementia is not a normal part of aging.

 

 

DEMENTIA

 

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By Linda Ziac

March 14, 2019

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3 months 2 weeks

Understanding Loneliness In Older Adults — And Tailoring A Solution

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

 

For years, Dr. Linda Fried offered older patients who complained of being lonely what seemed to be sensible guidance. “Go out and find something that matters to you,” she would say.

But her well-meant advice didn’t work most of the time. What patients really wanted were close relationships with people they care about, satisfying social roles and a sense that their lives have value. And this wasn’t easy to find.

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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 weeks

Aging And Addicted: The Opioid Epidemic Affects Older Adults, Too

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog  by Jenny Gold, photos by Heidi de Marco  and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org 

Cover photo: John Evard, 70, at the Las Vegas Recovery Center in Las Vegas, NV, in July 2016. Evard, a retired tax attorney, checked into a rehabilitation program after becoming addicted to his pain medication. (Heidi de Marco/KHN)

 

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Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog  by Jenny Gold, photos by Heidi de Marco  and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org 

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3 months 2 weeks

About The Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center

About the ADEAR Center ~ Who We Are:

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 2 weeks

The Alzheimer's Resource Center of CT

The Alzheimer's Resource Center of CT

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The Alzheimer's Resource Center of CT

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3 months 2 weeks

What Are Advance Healthcare Directives?

seniorhelpdesk.com heath care video blog credited to the National Institutes of Health

Advance directives which are important to have as one ages. For more information, visit the End of Life topic at Link: https://nihseniorhealth.gov, the health and wellness website for older adults from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

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3 months 2 weeks

Comfort Keepers of Shelton, CT Can Help Your Family Members Stay Home With Their Pets!

​​Comfort Keepers of Shelton, CT Can Help Your Family Members Stay Home With Their Pets!

By Comfort Keepers of Shelton, CT

 

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​​Comfort Keepers of Shelton, CT Can Help Your Family Members Stay Home With Their Pets!

By Comfort Keepers of Shelton, CT

 

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3 months 2 weeks

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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