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Guest Post Author: Jackie Gutierrez | St. Paul’s Senior Services The Benefits of Animal Therapy for Seniors There are many ways that senior men and women can go about improving their health. Regular exercise, proper dieting, and routine medical checkups are among the most important and well-known ways to ensure optimal health well into the [...]
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I’m proud to be working with CVS Pharmacy to help spread the word about #BetterHealthMadeEasy, how to #FindYourHealthy and #DiscoverCVS. All opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers. What is Medication Adherence Medication adherence refers to whether patients take their medications as prescribed (e.g., [...]
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Last week, I spoke with Richard (Rick) O. Weijo, Ph.D. Author of Remember Me: Creating & Leaving an Inspiring and Memorable Legacy. During the interview, we discussed what life events prompted him to write his book and I learned more about the importance of creating a legacy for future generations. Currently, Rick is a consultant and writer. He [...]
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Guest Post Author: Preeya D’Mello | Repisodic One of the most challenging experiences in caregiving can be managing the recovery process after a loved one has been discharged from a hospital. Many older adults require some sort of follow-up healthcare service after a hospitalization.  These services, known as post-acute care, are some of the most important [...]
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Guest Post Author: Ben Atkinson-Willes | Active Minds Globally, the numbers of people living with dementia are predicted to increase from 50 million in 2017 to over 125 million in 2050. Activities such as painting have been proven to help people reconnect with their surroundings and can reduce isolation and depression, but why not try taking [...]
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The Power of Notetaking It seems simple, but notetaking can be your number one tool in caregiving.  A significant decline in the health of older adults will often bring with it a ton of new information that you as their caregiver will need to know and remember.  This coupled with the natural struggle of coming [...]
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This week I sat down with Meg LaPorte, a freelance writer and communications consultant, adjunct instructor at UMBC’s Erickson school, and founder of Age In America. She serves as director of communications and marketing for LifeSpan Network and writes for various senior living publications, including McKnight’s Long Term Care News and Senior Housing Forum. LaPorte … Read more ​An Interview with Meg Laporte on her Series Age in America
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Guest Post Author: Marie Villeza| ElderImpact.org As parents settle into old age, their children take responsibility. This may include caring for a parent from a distance. According to the New York Times, this long distance caregiving is as difficult as being nearby. Being far away can often increase feelings of guilt and regret.  As you … Read more Long Distance Caregiving: Technology and Caring for a Parent from Afar
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I sat down with Kate DeBartolo to learn about the Institute for Healthcare Improvements initiative, the Conversation Project. Kate DeBartolo, National Field Director, has worked at The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) since 2007. She currently leads both the national field team at IHI as well as for The Conversation Project. Her work on The Conversation … Read more An Interview with Kate DeBartolo of the Conversation Project, Talking Matters
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I’m proud to be working with CVS Pharmacy to help spread the word about #BetterHealthMadeEasy, how to #FindYourHealthy and #DiscoverCVS. All opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers. In our last post, Sick and Tired of Trying to Manage All your … Read more Supporting the Family Caregiver: CVS Pharmacy Designs a Digital App that Benefits both the Older Adult and the Family Caregiver
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