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UTI and Seniors

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

UTI and Seniors For an adult aged twenty to sixty, a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) can be a painful, uncomfortable experience, but with proper medication and treatment it will be gone within a few days. For a senior, it is a very different experience; an elderly UTI rarely causes such clear symptoms and might not involve pain or discomfort at all. "As you get older your immune response changes; it's part of normal aging," says Anna Trein ..

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Immunization and the Elderly

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Immunization and the Elderly As National Immunization Month comes to a close, it is important to remember that seniors need to make sure they are keeping up on what immunizations they should have to protect themselves. A weak immune system can lead to serious health problems. All adults should get vaccines to protect their health. Even healthy adults can become seriously ill, and can pasFacebook ( ..

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A Senior Connection was Voted BEST OF THE BEST for Senior Services!! Thank you to all that voted!!!  ..

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Seniors and Their Pets

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Pets and Seniors Pets provide a great deal of love and companionship, and if you are willing and able to give them the care they need, pets can be a wonderful addition to your home. Read on to learn more about the many benefits of owning a pet and to decide whether or not owning a pet is right for you. The number one benefit of owning a pet as a senior is the companionship. Having a dog or cat that is always at your side is a great th ..

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Asian American Elderly Population

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Asian American Elderly Population Today, California is home to 40 percent of all Asian Americans. The 2000 census showed that the majority of Cambodian (84, 559), Laotian (65,058), Hmong (71,741), and Vietnamese (484,023) refugees to the United States settled in California. Although Southeast Asians have been in California for a relatively short time, they have become well established. Entrepreneurs own businesses, such as the market and  ..

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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 ( 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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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 ( 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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