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Dementia is not always Alzheimer's Disease
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 930. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia
Dementia is a neurological disorder that affects your ability to think, speak, reason, remember and move. While Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, many other conditions also cause these symptoms. Some of these disorders get worse with time and cannot be cured. Other types can be treated and reversed.
Depression in Dementia
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In a recent study researchers found that depressive symptoms were more than twice as common among assisted living residents with mild or moderate dementia than among those without dementia. Depressed residents often do not have positive outcomes and are greater risk of discharge to nursing homes and death.
Caregiver Stress
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According to the results of a new study of the health of caregivers, there is mounting evidence that explains why caregivers often become patients themselves while caring for a loved one. Learn how to recognize the risks and how to cope.
Caregiver Burnout
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Part of the art of being a successful caregiver in the ability to set expectations, see one’s own limitations and learn to care for ourselves as well as others. Learn some coping strategies to maintain your sanity.
Frequency and Indicators of Malnutrition in Elderly
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Clearly elderly that are at risk for weight loss who are treated with additional emphasis during meal times and throughout the day can greatly benefit, even avoid the early onset of nutritionally triggered catastrophic health failures. Learn to recognize the signs of anorexia and dehydration.
Feeling a Little Guilty?
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There are few people on earth better equipped with the natural innate ability to make us feel guilty than our mothers.In our culture guilt has been instinctively crafted to an art form designed to influence our behaviors. It is a learned behavior passed on from generation to generation. Feelings of guilt can be self-inflicted or can be imposed upon us by other people. Here's how to quiet the guilt
Familiarity is the Key to Success
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People with Alzheimer's disease can retain certain living skills that they would normally lose if care givers let them perform those skills regularly.
The Hidden Liabilities of Home Companions
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Families that hire caregivers or outside contractors such as home health aides or home companions to perform a variety of services may unknowingly be exposing themselves to a variety of risks that may not be covered through their homeowner's or general liability insurance policies.
Isolation can Lead to Health Complications
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Living well in our later years is all about quality of life. People who are active and social generally avoid depression that can lead to health complications and dramatically affect the quality of one's life. People who spend their time isolated from others their own age can become depressed and find that they are continually facing one health crisis after another.
"But I'm not Ready Yet"
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" I’m not ready yet." Translation: I'm afraid of giving up my home, independence and lifestyle for an unknown. What if I don't like it? What if they don't like me? Seniors will often look for ways to avoid making the final decision. It is often out of fear or an unwillingness to commit. Learn how to help them become more comfortable with a move out of their home.
Early Alzheimer's - A Changing Lifestyle
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The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder that affects tissues in the brain, eventually resulting in abnormal brain function. Learn about early diagnosis, what to expect with the progression of the disease and how to cope.
Legalese for Caregivers
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If you are feeling bad about your lack of knowledge regarding legal choices for your parents, go easier on yourself. Few people are prepared for the responsibilities of caring for an aging parent, preferring to procrastinate difficult discussions hoping the time may never come but it usually does. This brief provides some definitions so you will know what you don't know and what questions to ask.
Financial Resources for Assisted Living
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Today's seniors, who often consider themselves among the best informed, would do well to learn about three crucial areas that pertain to their future health care needs: the potential that they may need long term care, the cost of long term care and the limited federal and state aid available.
Is Alzheimer's Care Tax Deductible?
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Over the years I have been asked countless times by residents and families “Are the costs associated with the care they receive tax deductible?” While much of the tax code is subject to varied interpretations, and each individual should seek competent advice from their own professionals, it appears that the answer to this question is “likely.”
Medicare and Medicaid in Assisted Living
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Today's seniors, who often consider themselves among the best informed, would do well to learn about three crucial areas that pertain to their future health care needs: the potential that they may need long term care, the cost of long term care and the limited federal and state aid available.
Alzheimer's Disease Primer
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Left unchecked, sufferers of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias are expected to increase are expected to increase in epidemic proportions. There is no known cure, and little is understood definitively about the cause of Alzheimer's disease, which afflicts about 4 million Americans. This number is expected to increase to a staggering 14 million people in the next 50 years.
Alzheimer's Disease Fact sheet
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Learn the basic facts about Alzheimer's Disease. Until less than ten years ago, public awareness of Alzheimers was limited and there was still a widespread belief that senility was associated with old age. Scientists now know that the loss of mental capacity during the aging process is not inevitable. Not all older people become senile, however short term memory does decline with age.
Eldercare: Twenty-Three Things I Learned (the Hard Way) about Medicare, Medicaid, Assisted Living and Nursing Homes
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Price: Free! Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013 by CanyonNewMedia. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
Baby boomer and eldest daughter, Ruth Alvarez became responsible to see three elderly relatives received the care they needed both at home and later in nursing homes. She learned the intricacies of America’s key systems for senior citizens and offers the tips to navigate those systems whether for yourself or for a loved one.
Making the Move to a Retirement Community : A Complete Guide to Making an Informed Decision
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 13,860. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Aging well
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A complete family guide to making an informed decision regarding retirement communities and senior living options. Written by a 30-year veteran operations expert in Senior Housing and author. Learn about the different types of facilities, how they are priced, and how to choose which one is right for your situation.
Make Life Better for Seniors: More Than 1,200 Tips for Families and Caregivers
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,460. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
For the 54 million Americans who currently care for aging parents and loved ones, this important resource provides essential information for solving day-to-day problems in the real world.