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August Newsletter

Friday, August 07, 2015

A Senior Connection August 2015 Newsletter August 2015 Newsletter (http://aseniorconnection.bc-hosting.net/images/blog-images/newsletter%20august%202015.pdf)  ..

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Part 2 - Dementia and Bad Behaviors

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Dementia and Bad Behaviors and Strange and Obsessive Behaviors Con't... Last week we talked about the first 5 “Bad Behaviors” seniors sometimes have once they have been diagnosed with Dementia, today we will be discussing the other 5 which are “Strange and Obsessive Behaviors”. According to Aging.com (https://www.agingcare.com/Articles/bad-behavior-by-elderly-parents-138673.htm) here  ..

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Dementia and the “Bad Behaviors”

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Dementia and the “Bad Behaviors” and how you can handle and redirect these problems. "My mother is driving me crazy!" This phrase is uttered (or screamed) by caregivers everywhere who are caring for elderly parents. As if they didn't have enough to do, caregivers often have to deal with bad behavior by their elderly parents. We hear stories from our clients all the time that have stories of demanding elderly parents, personali ..

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Parent's Day Sunday, July 26, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Parents Day Sunday, July 26th The day aims to promote responsible parenting and to recognize positive parental role models. It celebrates the special bonds of love between parental figures and their children. As our parents age, adult children take on the parental role of aging parents, this is when we begin to worry because our parents are still at home, but maybe a little more forgetful or unable to do the household chores the way they  ..

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Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Pension

Friday, July 17, 2015

Veteran’s Aid & Attendance Pension As we celebrate our month of independence this July it is important to reflect on those who have helped to preserve the freedom we hold close to our hearts as United States citizens. Our military men and women have fought for and protected our country and they deserve our thanks and help, and the Veterans Aid and Attendance Pension is a great place to start! With so many war veterans over the a ..

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Signs of Abuse Towards the Elderly

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Types of Abuse Elder abuse is a growing problem. While we don't know all of the details about why abuse occurs or how to stop its spread, we do know that help is available for victims. Concerned people, like you, can spot the warning signs of a possible problem, and make a call for help if an elder is in need of assistance. Physical Abuse (http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/FAQ/Type_Abuse/index.aspx#physical) Sexual Abuse (http://www.ncea.a ..

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July 4th and Seniors

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Happy 4th of July Fourth of July usually means large gatherings of family and friends to celebrate the holiday with food and fireworks. If your July 4th celebration will include grandparents this year, don't forget to consider any special dietary needs for seniors. One of the most troubling, and little understood, considerations when planning a senior's diet is making certain that whatever food and beverages they select won't caus ..

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Hydration Ideas for Seniors

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Senior Health Tips: Staying Cool This Summer! Living in California we are used to the heat and high temperatures, but we still need to remember to hydrate! Lack of water is the number one trigger of daytime fatigue. As we age, the balance between our need for water and our thirst for water shifts. In fact, the less water an older person drinks, the less thirsty they become, leaving them open to the risk of serious dehydration and other compli ..

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