Considering and beginning hospice care are sensitive times not only for the individual but for their loved ones too. Here are answers to a few questions to help as you begin this journey. What is hospice? Those who receive hospice care are seeking comfort and compassion as they near the end of life. The goal […]
What is regenerative medicine? Regenerative Medicine is the process of creating living, functional tissues to repair or replace tissue or organ function lost due to damage, or congenital defects. This field holds the promise of regenerating damaged tissues and organs in the body by stimulating previously irreparable organs to heal themselves. Stem Cell Basics Stem […]
Did you know that your body is an ecosystem? Over the past several decades, scientists have discovered a whole new world. We now know our body is covered in trillions of tiny microbes, most of which live in the gut. Many people recoil at this news because we ’ve been taught for so long that […]
Perhaps you have already identified friends or neighbors who can stop in unannounced to be your eyes and ears. Sometimes, a geriatric care manager can help. You can stay in touch with your family member by phone and take note of any comments or mood changes that might indicate neglect or mistreatment. These can happen […]
Many aging seniors lose the ability to recall memories. Some of this is a result of the aging process but for far too many it’s because of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. What are the options for seniors facing this challenge? Verbalizing stories early in the diagnosis is an exercise worth exploring. It can allow a family […]
Many Older Americans who have retired from their previous jobs are returning to the workforce, a process some are calling “unretiring.” The main reason for seniors choosing to return to work is unsurprisingly money, according to a survey commissioned by a senior care provider, Home Instead, that drew responses from more than 1,000 “unretired” people, […]
Here’s a glimpse at the many dimensions of wellness that are nurtured and promoted in today’s Life Plan Communities, also known as Continuing Care Retirement Communities or CCRCs.
While researching Senior Living options online for yourself or a loved one you may be unaware of what happens with your information, and the level of your own security.
Veterans in crisis and their loved ones can call, text, or chat to connect with caring VA responders at the free and confidential Veterans Crisis Line. Responders are qualified to deal with any immediate crisis.
Aquatic therapy programs can assist in treating both chronic pain disorders like arthritis and fibromyalgia as well as neurological disorders.
Loneliness is nothing to be ashamed of. And if you educate yourself about loneliness, you can recognize and combat its effects before it becomes a major problem.
Good overall health habits are critical to preventing pneumonia in seniors and in everybody, because they keep the immune system strong and able to fight off infection. A healthy diet, as well as getting plenty of rest and physical exercise will decrease the risk of getting pneumonia.
The Elder law attorneys solid understanding of these issues allows them to better serve the unique needs of older individuals and their loved ones and to access needed benefits and resources.
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive degenerative disease that not only affects the individual with loss of memory and cognitive abilities, but it also creates stress and significant hardships on the family who are often caregivers for their loved ones.
The Alzheimer’s Association serves the estimated 65,000 Oregonians living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, as well as their loved ones and caregivers. We offer free early-stage engagement programs, support groups, community educational classes and other dementia resources. If you, or a loved one, need resources or support, call our 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900. Alzheimer’s […]
If you are like most of us there is a box of photos, slides and memorabilia under the bed or in a closet corner fading away. The memories inside are pure gold! Take care. This is your legacy! A professional photo organizer asks you to inhale and remember, “A box of photos tells no tales.” […]
“We need to become activists in promoting healthful behaviors and try our best to remain active and healthy the rest of our lives.” (Arthur Hayward, MD, Geriatrician and clinical lead physician for Kaiser Permanente.) Loneliness and social isolation can lead to poor health, an increased number of falls and dementia. Tips for Health: Regular health […]
Falls are the second leading cause of unintentional deaths worldwide and over 27,000 falls result in death every year. Fear of falling should not rule your life. Here are some common risk factors: Climbing ladders or standing on unsteady chairs Rushing or not using mobility devices, such as a cane or walker Wearing poor fitting […]
“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” – Phil Jackson I am very grateful to be surround by awesome team members- personally and professionally. But it doesn’t happen without effort. Make sure you learn from your all stars, compensate for injured players, and work to strengthen […]
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