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February 22, 2021
How to Support a Client Who Has a New Medical Diagnosis A client with a new medical diagnosis can feel scared, overwhelmed, and confused. Here’s what you can say and do to help: Do you know the Greek myth of Persephone? She was in a field picking flowers when suddenly the ground beneath her feet...
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Communicating with Someone who has Hearing Loss It’s a common thing among older people; hearing deteriorates. Grandkids will joke that Grandma or Grandpa “can’t hear a word” and may try to play tricks on them. That’s all in good fun but hearing loss can be extraordinarily frustrating for the sufferer. We take for granted the...
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What is Care Management? If you are caring for a senior, care management is something you should know about. It is the discipline of coordinating all care that a senior is receiving. It provides important coordination and communication between all parties. Care managers are advocates for older adults. They are trained to assess, plan and...
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3 Ways a Care Manager Can Improve the Family Experience For most, caregiving is new territory. It is an enormous responsibility that must be addressed along with all of life’s other important duties like family, home, and work. Even with the best of intentions, it can be difficult for families to coordinate caregiving duties while...
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Three Common Behavioral Changes in Dementia Patients One of the most difficult symptoms of dementia for those who suffer from it and for their loved ones is the behavioral changes caused by the disease. As the brain slowly deteriorates it can cause anxiety, depression, inhibition, poor judgment, uncontrolled outbursts, and hallucinations. If your loved one...
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Fall Prevention in the Elderly – 5 Warning Signs to Prevent Falls at Home The fear of falling is not unfounded. A significant fall can ruin the independence of an elderly adult at home. Understanding fall prevention in the elderly and finding ways to avert risk can help you lower the chances of a fall...
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Five Ways to Tell if a Loved One is Depressed Depression is a clinical condition that is much more than feeling sad. It is a medical condition that affects the brain and makes it difficult for a person to feel joy or happiness. It can make coping with daily life extremely difficult and casts a...
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How to Help Your Elderly Parents Engage with Their World Is your elderly loved one unable or unwilling to pursue the activities that once brought them joy? Here’s a four-step process you can use to help them re-engage: Your mom used to love fishing, but now she complains that her hands are too unsteady to...
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Considering a Care Manager? What You Need to Know Are you feeling overwhelmed by the difficult challenges associated with aging? Is your responsibility to care for a loved one becoming unmanageable? You are not alone, as it is normal to encounter medical, legal, financial, and psychological complications related to aging that eventually points you in...
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Caring for Someone with Dementia (And Yourself) Caring for someone with dementia can be quite challenging. In its early stages, dementia may appear as mild cognitive impairment, characterized by confusion, impaired judgment and forgetfulness. However, as time goes on, your loved one may be affected at a deeper, more concerning level. Some people with dementia...
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