50 Secrets Hospitals Don’t Want to Tell You…

A recent Reader’s Digest article culled information from health professionals about hospital care. Titled, “50 secrets hospitals don’t want to tell you (but every patient should know),” the article has some great tips for anyone receiving medical care.

 

Here are a few of the “secrets.” To see them all, visit http://www.rd.com/health/conditions/hospital-safety-secrets/

 

Pick a teaching hospital. “For […]

By |January 29th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on 50 Secrets Hospitals Don’t Want to Tell You…

Vitamin B12 Helpful In Combating Depression, Dementia & Anemia

Study finds that without enough B12 some seniors can be depressed, have dementia and anemia

Vitamin B12 deficiency is common among seniors in long-term care, but easily remedied with screening, according to a new Canadian study.

Too little vitamin B12 is linked with depression, dementia and anemia, a condition marked by too few red blood cells. […]

By |January 27th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Vitamin B12 Helpful In Combating Depression, Dementia & Anemia

Help for Veterans Who Are In Need of Housing

The costs of senior care can be staggering. But when you need it, you need it.

A move to assisted living rarely feels optional. Most people would prefer to stay in their homes if given the option, but as the needs of a senior increase and the burden put on caregivers becomes unsustainable, you have to […]

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Upcoming programs can help those with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers

***The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia is life-changing and leads to many questions. What will this mean for me and my family? How do I plan for the future? Where can I get the help I need?

Join others and have a chance to hear from them about what you need to […]

By |January 23rd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Upcoming programs can help those with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers

A retirement home for dogs?

In Gaithersburg, Md., Sher Povinale owns and runs House with a Heart, a retirement home for older, unwanted dogs. With a network of volunteers and generous donors, the center has helped dozens of animals.

Josh Walker, a blogger for Nextavenue.org wrote about House with a Heart recently.

“We have dogs come to live with us until the […]

By |January 22nd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on A retirement home for dogs?

Expo Partner – Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, needs your help

With the new year often comes new year’s resolutions.

If you’ve resolved to help make the world a better place in 2016, consider participating in medical research.

An informational meeting about participating in medical research at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging will take place from 2-4 p.m., Jan. 25 at the DoubleTree Guest Suites, 2601 Richmond […]

By |January 21st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Expo Partner – Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, needs your help

Dementia Friendly America is on the move

Regardless of their intention or compassion, too few church congregations are equipped or can find resources to sustain support to individuals or families with loved ones with dementia.

In a recent story for The Presbyterian Outlook, Cynthia Ray writes about what congregations can do to help this segment of the population.
What if congregations joined with […]

By |January 19th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Dementia Friendly America is on the move

KET to show love story about the challenges of caregiving

Nine to Ninety is the love story of Phyllis and Joe Sabatini, who at age 89 and 90 live in the home of their daughter, Juli Vizza, and son-in-law, where they relish time with their 9-year-old granddaughter Jacqueline.

But as the family struggles to make ends meet and the grandparents’ health problems escalate, Phyllis becomes determined […]

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The cost of caring for a person with Alzheimer’s in the last five years of life is nearly $300,000, report states

U.S. health care costs rose last year by 5.3 percent — topping $3 trillion — and much attention has been given to the impact of soaring drug prices on Medicare, Medicaid and other government health care programs.

But while it has received far less attention, Alzheimer’s disease also threatens to wreak havoc with the Medicare […]

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Want to perform a random act of kindness?

Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO of AARP recently wrote this piece about caregiving that appeared in Myajc.com, the online version of the Atlanta Journal and Constitution. Here’s a portion of what she had to say:

If ever you’ve had the urge to perform a random act of kindness, think about aiming it in the direction of […]

By |January 11th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Want to perform a random act of kindness?
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