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November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

From the National Institute on Aging — Early Stages of Alzheimer’s: The first symptoms of Alzheimer’s vary from person to person. For many, difficulty with tasks like word-finding, vision/spatial issues, and impaired reasoning or judgment, may signal the very early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Typically, Alzheimer’s progresses in three stages: Mild Alzheimer’s Disease—at this stage,

The Benefits of Occupational Therapy

Science Daily has posted an intriguing study that cites a measurable reduction in hospital readmission rates for patients recovering from heart failure, pneumonia, and acute myocardial infraction.     READ MORE >>> here

Prescription Medication Abuse

Here’s an important article posted by NIH Senior Health that reports on which medications those 60 and older are likely to abuse.   Commonly Abused Medications The types of prescription medications most commonly abused by people of any age are: opioids, which are strong painkillers depressants, which are used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders stimulants,

Who’s Spending More on Life Care? reports some unexpected stats on End-of–Life Care:     Read more:

Alzheimer’s & Pain

From HealthDay News–a new study that reports critical information about Alzheimer’s and how the body processes pain:  

Artery Disease: Facts You Should Know

Please take a moment to read a health bulletin posted by NIHSeniorHealth on peripheral artery disease, risk factors, and prevention:  

Elder Abuse Awareness – Part 2

As a follow-up to June’s post, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, here are a couple of informational pieces that shed light on statistics, types of abuse such as psychological and financial, and the complicated nature of the relationship between a caregiver and their loved one. As disturbing as many of these cases are, it’s imperative

June 15th: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

  June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day! Take a moment to read Aging Life Care Association’s article:        

Care Managers + Substance Abuse

According to the National Institute on Aging, baby boomers have been found to have a higher rate of substance abuse than their parents. Current research has identified a range of factors that contribute to this growing epidemic–primary among them is maintenance of physical pain. Starting in the early 50s, many people find themselves having to contend

Special Announcement

  For the month of May, we’re celebrating Life Care Managers! The blog will be devoted to all aspects of the profession–roles and responsibilities; relationships with clients; a growing demand for professional assistance from Life Care Managers, and more.