Who’s Watching Mom?

Posted July 31, 2012
New Old Age highlights how difficult it can be to find quality caregiving.  Don't forget, Senior Living Experts is just a phone call away!  Our complimentary services are designed to assist you in finding the BEST senior living options for your loved ones in the Chicagoland area. Who’s Watching Mom? By JUDITH GRAHAM My mom, who had multiple sclerosis, depended on private duty companions at home — first part-time, then full-time — for nearly 30 years. Some of these women stole from her. Some ordered groceries on her dime and carried them away at the end of a shift.   To ...
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Sunlight treatment could help nighttime wandering in people with Alzheimer’s, study suggests

Posted July 30, 2012
An article from McKnight's Long Term Care News on another possible breakthrough in caring for those with Alzheimer's...  Sunlight treatment could help nighttime wandering in people with Alzheimer's, study suggests McKnight's Staff // July 27, 2012 The tendency of Alzheimer's patients to wander at night could be tied to the quantity of daylight they're exposed to, new research finds. As a result, experts say that “light therapy” could be helpful in treating this behavior.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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From Rolodex to Evernote: Organizing The List of my Parents’ Health Care Providers

Posted July 27, 2012
Here's an article from the AARP's Take Care Blog which focuses on Caregiving.  Kudos to Amy Goyer for sharing her information!  Readers, we'd love to hear how you have organized The List for your loved ones!  From Rolodex to Evernote: Organizing The List of my Parents’ HealthCare Providers Posted on 07/25/2012 by Amy Goyer   It was about 15 years old, and full of tattered business and index cards, neatly organized alphabetically – either by name or perhaps by service or type of physician or town or…well, it wasn’t consistent as far as I could tell...   To continue reading the entire article ...
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Elderly Sleep Pattern Changes May Help to Detect Dementia

Posted July 26, 2012
Any change in your sleep pattern is worth mentioning to your doctor.  This article from Bloomberg Businessweek shows the correlation between poor sleep and Alzheimer's.  Bloomberg News Elderly Sleep Pattern Changes May Help to Detect Dementia By Elizabeth Lopatto on July 16, 2012 Older adults who have too much, too little or restless sleep have an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease, according to studies that suggest doctors note these conditions in patients for follow-up evaluations.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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Share Your Decorated Resident Rooms with a Reporter

Posted July 25, 2012
Do you have a loved one that is proud of a space they decorated?  Nominate them!   Nominate an assisted living resident who has decorated his or her room to feel like home for the chance to be included in an upcoming article...   To continue reading full details click HERE SOURCE
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Hospital readmission rates plateau, provide SNFs with opportunity

Posted July 24, 2012
Here's a case of how something not so good could help bring about something that would be good! Did I lose ya?  Read the McKnight's article below for clarity and I hope you are continuing to stay cool with these high temps.   Once again, please do not hesitate to call 311 for assiatance during the heat wave.  Caregivers, we urge you to frequently check in on your loved ones! Hospital readmission rates plateau, provide SNFs with opportunity McKnight's Staff July 20, 2012 With penalties for preventable hospital readmissions looming, recently released Medicare data shows that U.S. hospitals aren't making ...
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New research offers tips for Alzheimer’s caregivers

Posted July 23, 2012
The latest in Alzheimer's care is front & center on CNN Health today.  Read below for new caregiving tips... New research offers tips for Alzheimer's caregivers   By Caitlin Hagan, CNN updated 2:45 PM EDT, Thu July 19, 2012   (CNN) -- This week, health care professionals and scientists from around the world met in Vancouver to present the latest cutting-edge research on Alzheimer's disease for the annual Alzheimer's Association International Conference. There was a lot of buzz about new studies, including drug advancements that could be potential treatments in the future...   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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Bill Cosby Is 75

Posted July 20, 2012
The AAPR recently interview the beloved Bill Cosby.  I can't believe he's 75 now; oh how I loved The Cosby Show!  Enjoy the reading his take on getting older and healthier and... ENJOY THE WEEKEND! wiki images  Bill Cosby Is 75 Legendary comedian marks birthday with a new diet and the same irrepressible humor by: Lorenzo Benet | from: AARP The Magazine  Bill Cosby's birthday has spiraled out of control. "I'm not in charge of these things anymore," deadpans the actor, who turned 75 on July 12 and recently published his 12th book, I Didn't Ask to Be Born (But I'm Glad ...
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The Medicaid fog keeps rolling in…

Posted July 19, 2012
Here's an article on recent changes in Medicaid, from The Daily Editors' Blog found through McKnight's. The Medicaid fog keeps rolling in John O'Connor July 16, 2012 When the Supreme Court ruled that most of Obamacare could stay on the books, it included a notable caveat: States couldn't be forced to participate in its expanded Medicaid provisions. Since then, this program's boundaries have become foggier than an al fresco breakfast in San Diego.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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Rare genetic mutation protects against Alzheimer’s

Posted July 18, 2012
An update on Alzheimer's from CNN Health: Rare genetic mutation protects against Alzheimer's   Post by: Elizabeth Landau - CNN.com Health Writer/Producer With more than 5 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, the race is on to surface clues about causes and prevention.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE  SOURCE
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