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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 (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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